This Shavuot, take action to restore reproductive freedom and protect democracy with #JewsForJamaal

This Shavuot, take action to restore reproductive freedom and protect democracy with #JewsForJamaal

June 11, 2024

Rep. Jamaal Bowman has two weeks left in his primary campaign and needs our support to defeat his MAGA-funded opponent.

Join me and #JewsForJamaal to phonebank this Thursday, June 13!

This week marks Shavuot, when we celebrate receiving the Torah and committing to a set of communal values. It is also when we read The Book of Ruth, a story in which, despite having a different faith and background, Ruth professes her love and commitment to Naomi: “Wherever you go, I will go,” Ruth says. “Wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your G-d my G-d.”

Right now, big corporations, billionaire Trump donors, and Republicans are trying to divide our communities to serve their corrupt interests. We're watching it happen in the NY-16 Congressional primary race, and that’s why Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Riverdale joined #JewsForJamaal — a beautiful, multiracial, multigenerational coalition of Jews and allies working together to reelect Rep. Jamaal Bowman. We know what our values are, and we know that when we’re united — like Ruth and Naomi — we build real power to make lasting change.

#JewsForJamaal phonebanks take place every Thursday at 6pm ET. Join us this Thursday, June 13 for a special opportunity to phonebank at the close of Shavuot! You don’t have to live in New York to be part of #JewsForJamaal; you can join from anywhere.

Building communities committed to solidarity and mutual thriving — the values our people received on Shavuot — is what Rep. Bowman’s campaign is all about. He’s a progressive champion who shares our vision of a country where neighbors take care of each other, our institutions invest in communities over incarceration, and everyone lives with safety and dignity.

Large group with Rep Bowman at a recent Jews for Jamaal event.

Phonebank with us this Thursday, June 13, at 6pm ET

We recognize that it is not in everyone’s Jewish practice to phonebank on a holiday — if that is you, join us next week!

Reelecting Rep. Bowman is an urgent priority. He will fight in the halls of Congress for the futures of his constituents and working people across the country. And this race has national implications too — it may define who controls Congress.

Because Rep. Bowman has taken bold stances for justice, MAGA mega-donors and private prison profiteers are spending millions to attack him, making this the most expensive race in the U.S. The GOP has registered Republicans as Democrats to impact the Democratic primary against him. And his primary opponent’s largest donors are Republicans. In fact, these are the same donors who helped end Roe v. Wade and who supported Trump’s failed coup. That’s why Rep. Bowman is the only candidate in this race endorsed by Planned Parenthood.

We need more people power to fight back and help reelect Rep. Bowman in the final two weeks of the campaign! Sign up to phonebank this Thursday, June 13, at 6pm ET.

Chag sameach
(wishing you a joyful holiday),

Jillian Lipman
National Organizer, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action

PS: Check out this new video with highlights from our recent Bagels with Bowman event! Then, sign up to make calls with us this Thursday.