As our holiday season continues, we are reminded that Judaism believes in a just society for all, "You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt" Lev. 19:34.
As a clergy member of (non-partisan) Together Colorado, and in accordance with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, I am forwarding this information to you. I urge you to be certain you are registered and that you exercise your right to vote in the November elections. The forwarded email below from
TOGETHER COLORADO makes it easy to check your registration and to register if need be. In Colorado, we still have the right to vote by mail - no need to wait in long lines or for a ride. Make this right and duty easy on yourself - become a permanent VOTE BY MAIL registrant.
Resolution on Elections (the balance of this article can be read at JCPA Repairing the World http://engage.jewishpublicaffairs.org/blog/comments.jsp?blog_entry_KEY=1446&t=)
adopted by 2011 JCPA Plenum
The cornerstone of democracy is the election process. The mission statement of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs recognizes that Jewish security is linked inexorably to the strength of democratic institutions and that the Jewish community has a direct stake and an ethical imperative to assure that America remains a country wedded to the Bill of Rights and committed to the rule of law, a nation whose institutions continue to function as a public trust.