The Power of a Team to Power Up the Vote
A rainy forecast did not deter a rock star group of volunteers from working to Get Out the Vote on Sept. 22 at our first Power Up the Vote event.
More than 75 people donned their waterproof gear, braved the weather and gathered at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun to write postcards, send letters and let people across the country know how important their vote is in all elections, especially the one coming up in November.
During the event, the hard-working volunteers wrote:
- 500 postcards on behalf of Black Voters Matter
- 200 postcards on behalf of The Civics Center
- 280 letters on behalf of Vote Forward
And, even though the event has ended, our work to get out the vote continues. Volunteers took more than 700 postcards to complete at home on behalf of Reclaim the Vote. NCJW/Essex also has several more Get Out the Vote events planned for October 2022.
Other groups represented included League of Women Voters and Democracy in a Day, which supports same-day voter registration.
Power Up the Vote was co-sponsored by the JCRC of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Thank you to NCJW/Essex Get Out the Vote Co-Chairs Jordana Horn Gordon and Elisa Madorsky and to everyone who participated for your commitment to democracy and to making sure everyone votes in November.