Healing the world can seem overwhelming: reproductive rights, gun violence prevention, human trafficking… Where do you start? When is it time to march? How do you fight for every important piece of legislation?
We can’t fix the world’s problems all at once, all day, every day. But as the saying goes: “Don’t do nothing just because you can’t do everything.”
That is why NCJW/Essex launched Advocacy-in-an-Hour.
We wanted a way for individuals with limited time but unlimited passion to be able make a difference.
At our first Advocacy-in-an-Hour, we wrote postcards of support to abortion providers around the country who provide caring and quality services to protect women’s health. These clinics contend with hate mail and protesters every day, and they bear the brunt of legislation coming down on abortion rights and access. Members wrote more than 200 postcards in less than 60 minutes! We also assembled correspondence packets so that male immigrant detainees, held here in New Jersey, can write to their families.
New Advocacy-in-an-Hour Event
Wednesday, February 24, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., via Zoom
Drive-through, contactless pickup of everything you need — postcards, stamps and address labels — in the NCW/Essex parking lot on Monday, February 22, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
After picking up your supplies, join us on Zoom for instructions and the power of community as we unite in support of reproductive rights! How many postcards can we write in 60 minutes?
As a follow-up to Fulfilling Roe’s Promise, we will be sending hundreds of postcards to legislators asking them to support the Reproductive Freedom Act now and/or thanking those who already do. Though more than 75 percent of New Jerseyans support expanded reproductive rights, the movement against the RFA is organized, motivated and has already flooded legislators’ offices with letters and held multiple protests across the state. We must make sure our voices are louder!
Free! Register here.