Please join National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Long Beach & West Orange County Section, on Monday, August 17th at 7 pm for the kick-off of our virtual Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort.
Hear from Colleen McCarthy about the work of the Vote Forward organization with whom we are partnering for 2020 GOTV. Colleen will provide an overview of the mission and workings of Vote Forward, and how they hope to generate 10 million voter turnout letters in 2020!
COVID-19 may have limited our ability to engage in traditional get out the vote activities, but we still have effective ways to encourage underrepresented Americans to make their voices heard. To that end, NCJW CA sections are partnering with Vote Forward to write personalized letters to voters in underrepresented communities, who don’t always make it to the polls, urging them to vote. The letters will be sent just before the November election.
How Does Get Out the Vote by Mail Work?
NCJW-CA has our own non-partisan page on the Vote Forward website and we have selected the target state of Florida.
When you volunteer, if you have a computer and printer at home, you will use a link to go to our NCJW-CA page. From there you will sign up. When the registration process is complete, you will request a list of Florida voters (5 or 20, you decide) that you agree to “adopt”.
You will download and print pre-prepared letters. You will personalize them by greeting the voter (such as Dear Abby), explaining why voting is so important to you and signing the letter. Then you will put the letter in an envelope, address it, and put it away to mail to the voter a week or two before the election.
If you don’t have a computer or printer or can’t mail letters NCJW Greater Long Beach/West Orange County will help you. Everyone can do this!