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Civic Engagement

 

100% Voting Initiative

As we move on to the general election, we plan to connect with every member of the congregation to ensure we have 100% voting participation! As a first step, we are asking every member of our community to complete this survey to help us reach our goal of 100% voting participation.

 

 

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Civic Engagement

Campaign 2020

CBI is committed to voter participation and civic engagement at the local, state, and federal levels by serving as a polling location on election day and through other actions. As a congregation, we are nonpartisan and believe that who you are voting for is not our concern,but enabling you to register and exercise your right to vote is an important American and Jewish value. In going further to help enable traditionally marginalized populations exercise their right to vote, we are practicing Tikkun Olam.

CBI is a proud partner with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in the national, non-partisan Every Voice, Every Vote campaign.

Campaign Goals

Achieve 100% CBI congregational turnout in November

For many years, CBI has long-prioritized voting as an Election Day voting site. This year, given the realities of COVID19 we are taking new approaches to supporting our membership and our community in voting safely and ensuring their votes count.

As we move on to the general election, we plan to connect with every member of the congregation to ensure we have 100% voting participation! As a first step, we are asking every member of our community to complete this survey to help us reach our goal of 100% voting participation.

Combat Voter Suppression

Through the RAC's partnership with Reclaim Our Vote, we are asking volunteers to help us send postcards and make phone bank calls to marginalized communities in Texas as reminders to register and exercise the right to vote. Phone bank dates are:

Sunday, September 13, 2-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

To send postcard reminders to vote to marginalized communities across Texas, follow this link to order postcards, stamps and request scripts and address lists.  There is a charge for ordering postcards and stamps. If this is an issue, please contact Jason Taper (jason.austinsocialjustice@gmail.com).

We would also love to have you join one of the phone bank action nights listed above. 


Engaging Student and First Time Voters

RAC-TX, Greene Family Camp, and NFTY-TOR teens and college students are leading the way in student trainings across Texas to become effective community organizers, register voters, and protect access to the ballot box for underrepresented communities. Our CBI/ATT student leaders are particularly focused on:

  • Supporting college students who are unsure of where they will physically be during the November general election. 
  • Engaging teen leaders who are not yet eligible to vote to participate in all of our voter outreach efforts. Fill out this survey to let CBI know if you’re interested in volunteering with voter outreach efforts!

Encouraging young leaders to help fill the need of election poll workers through a program for student election clerks (high school students aged 16 and older) through the Texas Secretary of State’s office. For more information, click here.


For help with questions or for more information, please contact any of the members of the Civic Engagement Campaign sub-committee:

Liz Mitlak mitlakej@gmail.com or (317) 701-7759

Lori Adelman lori.atx@gmail.com or (512) 565-2146

Erin Solka  erinsolka11@gmail.com or (512) 914-9517

Mindy Lee mindyem@gmail.com or (832) 758-2534

Mon, September 28 2020 10 Tishrei 5781