JCRC Policy on Defending Democracy
Judaism’s view of human society includes many values that are key to a democracy . In accord with these Jewish values, the hallmark of a well-functioning democracy is the primacy of “We, the People”: an engaged electorate, with robust participation, and elected officials truly representative of home communities, from whom power flows.
As part of our commitment to defending Democracy, JCRC is advocating for the passage of the Rank Choice Voting (RCV) ballot initiative this November. RCV would give voters the ability to rank candidates for office in the order they prefer them. This simple change will give Massachusetts voters a stronger voice when we cast our ballots and ensure that our elected leaders have majority support.