Join our community in our struggle for racial and economic justice, and for a more just and compassionate North Carolina for all. Below is a list of each of our working groups and opportunities to take action. Sign up below to let us know if you would like to learn more about getting involved!
Ending Police Brutality: Looking back on the Hebrew year 5780, we must face the centuries-long racist violence from our police and justice system. That is why we are using this time of personal reflection to study the #RaleighDemandsJustice demands through the lens of our Jewish values. Our chapter is standing in solidarity with Black-led organizations in Raleigh, including Raleigh Police Accountability Community Taskforce (Raleigh PACT), to end the police brutality that disproportionately affects Black Americans in our community every day. This team is testifying at City Council meetings, asking clergy in our community to show their support, educating the Jewish community about police violence, and more. Sign up below to receive a weekly email highlighting one of our demands and connecting it to a Jewish text or teaching.
CJJ Wake Housing Justice Team: The Housing Justice team is dedicated to creating more equitable housing in Raleigh. Raleigh is planning an $80 million housing bond this November, and our group aims to ensure that the money is spent with a racial and economic justice lens. Our first step will be educating ourselves about the bond and where we think the money will be best spent. This stage will include conversations with those most affected by housing injustice, as well as experts and organizations with experience in this area.We then plan to engage the chapter in a series of action items designed to give City Council our input.
Voting Rights Team: The Voting Rights team is dedicated to educating, advocating and ensuring free and fair elections in North Carolina. We are partnering with YouCanVote, a North Carolina based non-partisan voter education and advocacy organization to help encourage our neighbors to vote in this upcoming election and to ensure folks know how they can vote safely. You can join one of YouCanVote’s weekly volunteer training/education virtual meetings, take the pledge to vote, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
We have created a template for a hand out that each synagogue and community organization is invited to use giving the details of registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, filling out and mailing in that ballot, early voting and Election Day voting including important deadlines. We invite rabbis or other community leaders to write a site specific introduction explaining the Jewish value of voting. For a copy of that template click here.
Ending ICE detention: As Jews, we will not stand to see families broken apart at the hands of our government. We would like to form a group to work in solidarity with our neighbors at Siembra NC, an organization of Latinx people defending the rights of Latinx folks in the state, particularly undocumented members of the community.
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