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Voter education

Just in case you're not fired up to fight for our democracy, click the image above to hear Lisa Edelstein and Josh Malina (of "House" and "West Wing" fame) convince you in their hilarious new video "MitzVOTE"! There are many opportunities to become an informed voter and to help inspire others get to the ballot box as well. Check out the following links and events:

Havdalah & Voter Education Night

Or Shalom hosted an evening of critical discussion and analysis of the upcoming San Francisco and statewide ballot. We broke up into two groups and discussed four propositions from the San Francisco and California state ballots, each group was tasked with developing argument including both factual and Jewish text-based evidence for what a "progressive Jewish vote" would be on each proposition. 

Below are the source sheets we used for the discussion of each proposition with a brief summary of the conclusion each group came to at the end of their discussions. Our Ninth Grade Havurah discussed the local San Francisco ballot at their October meeting and their conclusions on Props C and D are also provided. 

Proposition C: San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax for Homelessness Services Initiative

Proposition D: San Francisco Marijuana Business Tax Increase

California Proposition 2: Use Millionaire's Tax Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Housing Bonds Measure

California Proposition 10: Local Rent Control Iniative

In the wake of the election, San Francisco has voted in alignment with our determinations on Propositions C and D! Statewide, California voted in agreement with our determination on Prop 2.

Jewish Community Relations Council has published a collection of election resources and pollworking opportunities, check them out here!

A Meditation on Voting in Hebrew and English from T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

Join HIAS's (Hebrew Immigration Aid Society) Vote for Welcome Election Campaign to support refugees in the coming election


Fri, July 10 2020 18 Tammuz 5780