In this critical election year, Carolina Jews for Justice is working hard to protect voting rights, ensure that voting is safe and accessible, and encourage voters to make their voices heard. To join your local chapter's voting rights working group, please sign up below or contact our local team leaders directly:
- Ron Katz, CJJ-West Voting Rights Team Leader (also available by phone: 828-768-4559)
- Marilyn Hartman, CJJ-Durham/Orange County Voting Rights Team Leader
- Terry Grunwald, CJJ-Wake County Voting Rights Team Leader (also available by phone: 919-696-5466)
- Linda Levy, CJJ-Charlotte Voting Rights Team Leader
- If you live outside of one of our established chapters, please contact Debbie Goldstein!
For more information about how to vote this year (e.g. getting registered, voting by mail, early voting, etc.), please click here.
We also encourage CJJ members to:
Pledge to Vote (and get others to Pledge as well!)
- When you pledge to vote with You Can Vote, their team will follow up with you to make sure that you have everything you need to vote safely, the way you want to vote (via an absentee ballot, during early voting, or on Election Day).
- You Can Vote will help you ensure that you are registered, and will even send you a voter registration form with an addressed, stamped envelope if you are unable to register online. Everything you need to know is here.
- You Can Vote also provides information about how and when to request and submit an absentee ballot, where to vote during early voting and on Election Day.
- Get others to sign the pledge as well!
- Opportunities for helping to Get Out The Vote include: dissemination of information packets to voters, phone banking voters regarding voter registration and education about the election process, and later in the fall, phone banking to Get Out The Vote.
- These opportunities start in July and continue through Election Day.
- You Can Vote also provides free monthly webinars so you follow updates and changes in voting procedures for the November election. Sign up for upcoming events with You Can Vote here.
Sign up to be a Poll Worker/Precinct Official
- Many poll workers/precinct officials who typically serve during elections are over the age of 65, and therefore at greater risk of COVID-19 complications. Consequently, there is a high need for additional people to work during Early Voting and on Election Day.
- Sign up through the website of your home county’s Board of Elections (available here).
Students 17 years and older may serve as paid Election Assistants at the polls. For more information and to apply, click here.
Monitor and advocate at your county Board of Elections
- County Boards of Election hold regular meetings where they make important decisions regarding policies and procedures that affect ALL of us.
- Attend these public meetings (currently held virtually) and learn how to be an advocate in your county for strong early voting plans, safety and security, accessible polling places, etc.