Voting Rights Initiative

Voting Rights Initiative | Voting is the foundation of American democracy and a fundamental privilege of citizenship. As members of Touro Synagogue, we believe that it is critically important to promote voting rights and actively assist in extending the right to vote to all of our neighbors.

Touro’s Social Justice Voting Rights Initiative has a number of goals for the upcoming year including, but not limited to:

  • Encouraging Touro members to vote in all elections. Registering to vote takes just a few minutes. Simply log on to VOTE.ORG, answer a few questions, and you will be good to go. Louisiana’s online registration deadline is 30 days prior to an election. The next Election Day is Tuesday, November 6 so register TODAY!
  • Scheduling/staffing voter registration drives at high schools and U.S. Citizen Naturalization ceremonies. National Voter Registration Week is September 24 – 28.
  • Re-registering the formerly incarcerated
  • Supporting legislative efforts that protect and expand voting rights.

Touro is partnering with more than twenty nonpartisan organizations interested in coordinating plans around voter registration, education and turnout, including the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section and the League of Women Voters (LWV). Regardless of political affiliation, let us work hand-in-hand for a more inclusive democracy.

If you are interested in participating, please email Joy Braun at