We Rise As One Electoral Partnership Program

We Rise As One Electoral Partnership Program

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action’s “We Rise As One” Electoral Partnership Program is designed to help Bend the Arc Minyans and Chapters support candidates for federal office by working to elect officials that are strong on the issues we care about. If we build strong relationships with them, we can work with them to advance the change we want to see in our society.

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action is working to fight the white nationalist movement. In this election, we will kick white nationalism out of the halls of power by mobilizing Jewish Americans to build a more progressive Congress and remove Donald Trump from office.

This is part of our work to build a multi-racial democracy where everyone can live, love and thrive — something that we have not experienced in this or any country.

Fill out this form to get involved in Bend the Arc: Jewish Action's 2020 Electoral Partnership Program. Or, read on to learn more!

 

Candidates

More than 15 Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Chapters and Moral Minyans are currently working with the following campaigns:

  • Joe Biden - Kamala Harris (President - Vice-President)
  • Barbara Bollier (KS-Sen)*
  • Chris Bubser (CA-08)
  • Steve Bullock (MT-Sen)
  • Joyce Elliott (AR-02)*
  • Sara Gideon (ME-Sen)
  • Jackie Gordon (NY-02)
  • Theresa Greenfield (IA-Sen)
  • Josh Harder (CA-10)
  • John Hickenlooper (CO-Sen)
  • Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13)
  • Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26)
  • Jon Ossoff (GA-Sen)
  • Max Rose (NY-11)*
  • Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5)*
  • Kate Schroder (OH-1)
  • Mike Siegel (TX-10)*
  • Susan Wild (PA-7)*

Click here to see a full list of Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC Endorsed Candidates.

*These candidates are not currently endorsed by Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC.



Organizing in the age of Coronavirus

Coronavirus has taken a dramatic hold over our lives, and consequently complicated and altered the concept of electoral organizing itself. Field organizing has relied on face-to-face interaction for decades, but because of our current global pandemic, campaigns nationally will have to pivot and innovate. Campaigns of all sizes will have to reinvent how to campaign and how to absorb volunteers. It’s hard to ascertain what these new tools or inventions will look like. There is one thing for certain: whatever the future holds, it is sure to include digital organizing.

Digital organizing — the use of online tools and platforms to identify a candidate's supporters, engage those supporters, and mobilize them to take action — will be a campaign's main tool for electoral success during the COVID-19 era. We will operate under the assumption that traditional organizing will be disrupted for the foreseeable future, through the summer and maybe into early fall or later.

The types of activities groups will conduct in this program will include:

  1. Phone banking from home
  2. Sending texts from home
  3. Sharing livestream and other social media content to your networks
  4. Hosting virtual house parties
  5. Hosting virtual fundraisers
  6.