Democracy Policies and Statements

JCRC Statement on Voting and Elections in a Pandemic

By JCRC | April 29, 2020 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement on Voting and Elections in a Pandemic

Embedded in JCRC’s mission is the obligation to promote an American society which is democratic, pluralistic and just. In 2019 JCRC of Greater Boston adopted principles to defend democracy, including the support of policies that (1) Identify and remove barriers to and increase voter registration and voter turnout and (2) Ensure the security and sustainability of our election system infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Voting and Elections in a Pandemic »

Judaism’s view of human society includes many values that are key to a democracy [1]. 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.

Rank Choice Voting

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.