MITZVAH SHABBAT “CELL PHONE ACTIVISIM”
You are holding a powerful tool in your hands- your phone can help you to advocate on behalf of those in need, complete petitions, and alert elected officials to your support of various important social justice initiatives. Listed below are just a few organizations that, by visiting their website, will allow you to speak out on behalf of important causes.
Please take a few moments this evening and go to some of these organizations’ websites to make your voice heard. If you would like to become more involved with Social Justice please reach out to Hedy Cardozo (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Marcie Aiuvalasit (email@example.com), Co-Chairs CEW Social Justice Committee.
American Jewish Committee: https://www.ajc.org/take-action
Advocating for the Jewish people and Israel. Defending democratic values for all. With more than 30 offices worldwide, plus partnerships with 37 international Jewish community organizations, American Jewish Committee (AJC) is making a difference on the issues that matter. The challenges facing the Jewish people are great. They demand a response from an organization with global reach and impact: Urge Mayors to Stand Against Rising Antisemitism and Thank Those Who Have / Urge your Representative to join the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Antisemitism / Take Action to Ban Iran from the Olympics / Urge the European Union to Crack Down on Hezbollah Terror / Take Action to Protect Immigrants and Asylum-Seekers
Anti-Defamation League: https://www.adl.org/take-action
Be Heard in Congress- Add your voice to ADL’s legislative advocacy arm around today’s most pressing issues. Time is of the essence. Your input — together with the input of others — matters on Capitol Hill. ADL’s legislative advocacy arm works with dozens of leaders in Washington. When we fail to demonstrate grassroots support in lawmakers’ districts, our voice is diminished: PROTECT Plan to Fight Domestic Terrorism / Urge Congress to Condemn Anti-Asian Hate related to COVID-19 / Protect Dreamers and People with Temporary Protected Status / Protect LGBTQ People from Discrimination / Revoke the Muslim Ban
Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Join the Movement to fight for Freedom, Liberation and Justice by signing up for updates, supporting our work, checking out our resources, and following us on social media.
HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity, HIAS’ mission draws on our Jewish values and history. HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives: Ask the Biden Administration to raise refugee admissions for 2021, completely end the damaging “Remain in Mexico” policy and repair the damaged refugee program. Ask your Member of Congress to welcome survivors of the Uyghur genocide to the United States / end the use of Title 42 to deny entry to asylum seekers at the border / co-sponsor the GRACE Act, which would set a minimum refugee admissions goal of 125,000.
Moms Demand Action (gun control): https://momsdemandaction.org/act/
Tell Your U.S. Senators to Pass Background Check Legislation: https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/universal-background-4
MoveOn members have organized and mobilized together, putting our collective people power to work to build a country and world where everyone can thrive.
Advocacy has one direction, forward. To see the changes our communities deserve, we’re pushing forward with strategic thinking, planning, organizing, policymaking, and accountability to ensure that Black lives are a priority in all spaces. Join the NAACP in dismantling racism by utilizing your power to take action on pressing issues that affect the Black community: Canceling Student Debt / Removing Police from Schools and Restrict the Role of Law Enforcement in Schools / Guaranteeing Health Care for All / Addressing Racial Violence by Police and Impose National Accountability Standards.
National Center for Transgender Equality: https://transequality.org/action-centers
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America: https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/?_ga=2.92881108.890850187.1610477430-1122999109.1610477430
Tell the Biden-Harris Administration to Repeal the Destructive Title X Gag Rule! Under the last administration, a dangerous regulation made health care more difficult to access for patients with low incomes. It is time for this rule to end.
Religious Action Center (RAC): https://rac.org/take-action
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) has worked to educate, inspire, and mobilize the Reform Jewish Movement to advocate for social justice: Racial Justice / Separation of Church and State / Health Care / Economic Justice
Sandy Hook Promise: https://actionfund.sandyhookpromise.org/
Committed to Policies That Protect Children from Gun Violence, Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund Works To Pass Legislation That Advances School Safety And Mental Health And Prevents Gun Violence. Act Now to Protect America’s Children: Background Checks on Gun Sales / Extreme Risk Protection Orders / STANDUP To Prevent Suicide / STOP School Violence Act / High-Capacity Magazine Limits
To directly contact our Federal Elected Officials:
President Biden & Vice-President Harris- https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Senator Chuck Schumer- https://www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck
Senator Kristen Gillibrand- https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/email-me