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.