TBE’s Civic Engagement Effort

Although it’s hard to measure the impact of our efforts, there are some numbers we can share.  Remember that all of the efforts were completely nonpartisan, designed to promote voting as a Jewish value and make sure all voters had good information.

  • 34 – TBE congregants participating in Civic Engagement effort
  • 2 – Temple Beth El congregational e-blasts devoted to voting and civic engagement campaign
  • 1,250 – Number of Reclaim Our Vote voting postcards written and mailed by Temple Beth El congregants to encourage voting to suppressed populations
  • 15 – Number of hours committee members spent phone or text-banking for Reclaim Our Vote and You Can Vote

More Highlights from the Effort

  •  A virtual visit from Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center, exactly two weeks before Election Day.
  • A social media campaign using #TBECLTvotes and #ReformJewsVote on the TBE Congregants Connect Facebook page.
  • Celebrating “Sukkot Festival of Voting Booths” with holiday-specific posts and our own Facebook frame created by congregant Jacob Friedman.
  • Multiple team members and congregants working as poll workers and others volunteering as nonpartisan poll watchers.
  • An ad in the October edition of the Charlotte Jewish News promoting voting as a Jewish value to the entire greater Charlotte Jewish community.
  • Joining You Can Vote’s Voting Rights Champion Program, which allowed the team to access yard signs, face masks, and other branded materials.

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