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Voter Engagement Activities in High Gear This Month

10/12/2020 05:08:18 PM

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TBE formed a Civic Engagement Action Team this year and joined the URJ “Every Voice, Every Vote” campaign to promote nonpartisan voter registration and education activities throughout 2020. Those activities are reaching their peak this month as we work to get out the vote in Wisconsin and elsewhere. We work to support Jewish values in public life and to ensure that people who are often disenfranchised can make their voices heard as well.

It is not too late to join us. Every week we send out many opportunities to help. We make calls, send texts, register voters, put up yard signs for nonpartisan voter assistance organizations, do outreach to people living in apartment buildings and trailer parks, and more. Many of our activities can be done from home. There are also in-person registration activities for those who feel comfortable doing them. Madison has enough poll workers, but other cities are still in need. In particular, we encourage you to sign up to be a nonpartisan poll observer if you can.

To be added to our mailing lists, contact Marcia Vandercook, for the TBE Civic Engagement Action Team, or Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, for the Interfaith Civic Engagement Project co-sponsored by Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice and the Wisconsin Council of Churches. The two campaigns have been working together collaboratively and will continue to get out the vote before the November election.

Do you need your ballot witnessed? Two TBE members, Robin Sweet and John Grande, will come to the house of any voter who needs to get their absentee ballot witnessed in a socially distanced manner. You can contact them to set up a time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Robin or call at 608-469-7469.

January 24, 2021 11 Sh'vat 5781