Resolution on Election Reform

WHEREAS Judaism believes in the equality of all human beings regardless of race, creed or any other consideration; and

WHEREAS we, as Jews, believe that all Americans must have equal access to the voting process which is so central to our democracy in accordance with the words of Leviticus 19:15, “You shall not render an unfair decision;” and

WHEREAS, there are available methods which will ensure a greater accuracy in the recording of votes and procedures which can assure fairer access to the polls.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rabbinical Assembly in the spirit of the commandment, “Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue” (Deut. 16:20) call upon the United States Congress and the U.S. Administration to appropriate money where necessary to assist states in creating uniform standards for ballots, voting procedures, registration and vote counting and to review federal legislation pertaining to elections and the election process.

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, June, 2001