Endorsement processes will take place on a borough-wide basis beginning in January 2020.
Step One: Opening up an Endorsement Process
The Steering Committee of The Jewish Vote decides which races to consider for endorsements. Factors we consider include:
- Do we have members in the district? Are there at least five TJV or JFREJ members who are interested in holding down the candidate interviews?
- Are allied organizations and movements also considering or actively organizing as part of this race?
- Are there candidates in the race our members are excited to learn more about?
- The Jewish Vote is pleased to invite members of JFREJ to participate. JFREJ members can bring proposals and recommendations for candidates and races to the TJV steering committee by filling out this form: bit.ly/TJV2020
Step Two: Questionnaire & Interviews
The Steering Committee will invite candidates for selected races to submit a questionnaire and join us for a candidate forum hosted by the borough-based TJV club. Interviews will be held in an open forum and all JFREJ members in the borough will be invited to participate.
Step Three: Voting
After questionnaires have been submitted and interviews completed, members will deliberate and then vote on the endorsement. To vote in our process, you must be a TJV or JFREJ member in good standing, participate in interviews held by your local TJV club, and affirm our endorsement principles. The results of the vote will go to the steering committee of The Jewish Vote, which will affirm the final slate of endorsed candidates.