On January 18, NCJW and other Jewish organizations united to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by marching together in the Washington, DC Peace Walk.
It was an emotionally charged day spent in solidarity with Martin Luther King III’s family in the name of voting rights. Standing behind the banner “Jews For the Freedom to Vote,” Jewish members in the DC community and across the nation rallied together for the Freedom to Vote: J.R. Lewis Act. The bill will ensure the ability for every American to participate in safe, accessible, and transparent elections.
In Judaism, voting is more than just a duty — it’s a mitzvah. Laws making it harder to vote most harm people of color, those with disabilities, and those struggling to make ends meet. But we know our democracy works best when it is reflective of all its people.
Take action in honor of Dr. King by urging your senators to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act before it is too late for our democracy.