Vote by Mail Q&A Webinar

Vote by Mail Q & A: How Does this Work?

Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, June 24, 1-2 p.m.

The deadline to Vote By Mail for the New Jersey primary is fast approaching! Are you confused by how to do it? You are not alone! 

Join Get Out the Vote co-chairs Jordana Horn Gordon and Michelle Bobrow on Zoom as they discuss everything you need to know NOW to successfully VOTE. Grab your lunch and pull up a screen as the experts answer all your questions, including: 

  • What exactly is the envelope that came in the mail? 
  • I think I got a ballot, but I might have thrown it out… 
  • My kids got a Vote By Mail Ballot but I didn’t…  
  • Is this a safe way to vote? 
  • How can I find the nearest secure ballot drop box?  
  • How can I find the nearest secure ballot drop box?  

And more! Come with questions for this interactive Zoom!  

This event is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required. Zoom meeting information will be provided to participants on the day of the event. If on the day of the event registration is closed, or you do not receive an email with the Zoom code by noon, please contact Gail Sample at


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Click here to watch the NCJW/Essex Period.Project 2020 Year in Review video.

NCJW/Essex recognizes menstrual inequity as a global issue and is working locally to do its part to address the problem in Essex County. As a progressive women’s organization, the NCJW/Essex Period.Project fits in with our goal of improving the lives of women, children and families.

The NCJW/Essex Period.Project focuses on the issue of menstrual inequity through the following initiatives:

  • Raising awareness and educating the community about the barriers women face in obtaining menstrual products.
  • Relationship building with non-profit agencies, with the long term goal of making access to menstrual products more attainable. Through our continuing partnership with the Community Foodbank of NJ, we have been supplying agencies with a year’s worth of menstrual products.
  • Providing community service activities to help distribute menstrual products to those in need.
  • Community organizing, research and advocacy to promote legislative changes to address inequities.

Join us in our mission to fight for menstrual equity!

Please email to: 

  • Find out more information about or to get involved with the Period.Project.
  • Join the NCJW/Essex Period.Project Committee.
  • Advocate for menstrual equity.
  • Organize a collection for our “Time of the Month” initiative.
  • Donate menstrual products.
  • Donate to our Amazon Wish List here.

At Issue

Throughout the year NCJW/Essex tackles serious issues with dynamic educational programming. We bring these topics out into the open to start a dialogue and prompt action.

Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism

Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

Co-sponsored by more than 20 agencies supporting a woman’ right to choose.

Join us for an afternoon Commemorating the Anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Decision. Law professor David S. Cohen and attorney Krysten Connon, authors of Living in the Crosshairs, expose the harrowing reality facing abortion providers in the U.S. Join the authors for a panel discussion led by Janice Kovach, Mayor of Clinton, NJ, and former Director of the NJ Division on Women along with a representative form Homeland Security and/or the FBI and a representative from an abortion clinic.

NCJW Member, Cosponsors and Community members $20.00. Includes a buffet lunch.
Preregistration required by Friday, January 15, 2016

Lunch & Learn

Throughout the year, Lunch and Learn programs provide an opportunity to hear interesting speakers in an informal setting. Speakers include authors, advocates and community leaders. Registration for Lunch & Learn programs is available to members and nonmembers.

Fulfilling Roe’s Promise

Roe v. Wade Commemorative Event

Thursday, February 11, 1 p.m.  via Zoom

In 1973, Roe v. Wade established the legal right to abortion, assuring reproductive freedom. But equity and access to reproductive health care have been steadily restricted since the case was decided 48 years ago. Now we have the opportunity to change that. Now we can make history here in New Jersey with the newly introduced Reproductive Freedom Act.


Roe v. Wade is under constant threat, but the reality is that we need so much more than its protections provide. Join us as we discuss how proactive legislation protects and expands reproductive healthcare for all.

Speakers will include:

Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly

Monica Edwards, Federal Policy Manager at URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

S. Nadia Hussain, Senior Campaign Director at MomsRising

Event is free and open to all.

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Zoom information will be sent the day before the event.