The Jewish Vote endorsement processes
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:
STEP TWO / Questionnaire & Interviews: The Jewish Vote Steering Committee will invite candidates for selected races to submit a questionnaire and join us for a candidate forum. Interviews will be held in several open fora and all dues-paying JFREJ members will be invited to participate.
STEP THREE / Voting: After questionnaires have been submitted and interviews completed, members will deliberate and then vote in a straw poll on the endorsement. To vote in our process, you must be a JFREJ member in good standing, participate in interviews, and affirm our endorsement principles. The results of the vote will go to the steering committee of The Jewish Vote, which will send the final slate of proposed endorsements to the 2024 Endorsement Team.
STEP FOUR / Endorsement Team: The Endorsement Team is made up of:
- Two reps each from: the JFREJ Board & the TJV Steering Committee;
- One rep each from our caucuses: the Jews of Color Caucus, the Poor & Working Class Caucus, the Mizrahi/Sephardi Caucus, and the Disability Caucus
- One rep each from our active campaigns leadership teams; the Caring Majority, Freedom to Thrive, and Israel/Palestine, and Antisemitism
The Endorsement Team is the representative decision-making body for all candidate endorsements. After wider membership has conducted interviews and voted in straw polls, the Endorsement Team makes the final decision on our slate of endorsed candidates.