The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges Jews around the nation help ensure that the 2020 elections are safe, fair, and accessible. Congress is already working on a fourth COVID-19 response bill, so it is critical that we make our make our voices heard now.
Write to your Members of Congress TODAY to urge them to safeguard our democracy in the next COVID-19 response legislation.
It is imperative that Congress fully fund and direct states and counties to administer the 2020 elections in a safe, fair, and accessible manner, through vote-by-mail, early voting, in-person voting options, which governments are already determining. This is a massive undertaking that requires adequate funding that only the federal government can provide.
In the last coronavirus response package, Congress provided only $400 million to states for election assistance. While a step in the right direction, that sum represents only a fraction of the costs associated with implementing the necessary adjustments to safeguard the electoral process.
Join JCPA in urging Congress to provide at least $4 billion in elections assistance to support:
This package of recommendations was created by nationally-recognized voting rights experts in consultation with state elections officials who have overseen elections for decades. These experts and administrators agree that, if states and counties are to run safe and effective elections in 2020, they must have adequate resources to provide both vote-by-mail and in-person options.
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