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 last Spring, 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! This fall we assembled correspondence packets so that male immigrant detainees, held here in New Jersey, can write to their families. 

New Event

This event is now full. For more Get Out the Vote letter-writing opportunities, or to be added to a waiting list, please email Stephanie Abrahams, Director of Advocacy, at

Wednesday, September 16 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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, September 14 from 1-2 p.m.   

FREE and open to members and nonmembers 

As a follow-up to our Election Crisis 2020: Pandemic at the Polls event, we will be partnering with Reclaim Our Vote to send postcards to disenfranchised voters. After picking up your supplies, join us on Zoom for instructions and the power of community as we fight voter suppression together! How many postcards can we write in 60 minutes?!