Reform Movement’s Religious Action Center (RAC) News
Stats from Every Voice; Every Vote Campaign: Last fall’s RAC-sponsored postcard writing campaign engaged more than 700,000 voters in areas targeted for voter suppression during the 2022 US midterm and run-off elections. Over 9000 individuals representing 160 congregations participated in the campaign. Temple Beth Ami volunteer subscribers sent postcards to voters in Arizona and Texas.
RAC Picks Climate Justice as 2023 Power for Purpose Campaign: During February RAC conducted two townhalls reaching over 500 participants to explore the options for its 2023 campaign: Voting Rights or Climate Action. After votes were tallied, Climate Action was chosen; however, groundwork will continue to be laid readying Every Voice; Every Vote Campaign for the 2024 election cycle.
Here is what you can do right now:
- Act Online: Urge your members of Congress to support the Environmental Justice for All Act, a transformative bill designed to address environmental racism and center the voices of impacted communities in environmental decision-making.
- Act in Your Community: Register now for a campaign orientation on March 22 at 8 PM ETto learn more about the campaign’s strategy and local actions you can take. You can also register for an upcoming Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) workshop.
- Act in Washington, D.C.: Register now for the campaign’s D.C. Day of Action from May 10-11, 2023.This will be a peak moment in the campaign, when we will gather from across the Movement to advocate for climate justice with Members of Congress and other officials.