Voter Engagement Plan for the Home Stretch

October 20, 2016

In the Jewish community, we just concluded the High Holy Days, where Jews recommitted ourselves to the possibility of positive change and transformation.  In our civic life, Americans are entering the homestretch of our election season, where we as a nation reaffirm the possibility of positive change and transformation.  I invite you to join us as ECCO invites our neighbors and fellow citizens to exercise our sacred and hard-won right to vote, to make our cities, Essex County, and our country a more just and compassionate place to live.

 

Responding to requests from several ECCO leaders for more options for voter engagement, we are excited to mix things up with more ways to make an impact.  Here is what we are hoping you and your congregation will do:

 

  1. Pick one Sunday to join our canvass!

Instead of asking every congregation to come every Thursday and Sunday, we are asking you and your congregation to pick ONE Sunday between now and the election, and concentrate your efforts on that day.  Meet at 3pm at St. Stephen’s, 74 S. Common St.  RSVP here.

 

  1. Hold a Voter Sabbath at your congregation.

Click here for our brand new Voter Sabbath Packet, which contains instructions and clergy resources.  Thank you to the ECCO Clergy Caucus and Luke Abdow for their amazing work putting this together! Click here to RSVP, which will allow us to get you the materials you need.

 

  1. Join our Get Out the Vote trip to NH!

On 11/6, the last Sunday before Election Day, join us in New Hampshire to work with our sister organization, Granite State Organizing Project (GSOP).  GSOP is is going all out talking to thousands of infrequent voters about their campaign to raise the minimum wage, and NH is a critical state in both the Presidential and Senate races.  RSVP here.

 

Thanks so much,

Rabbi Margie

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