Project Description

The Jewish Vote endorsement processes will take place beginning in January 2021.

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 a base in the district?

  • 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?

  • Is there a key Jewish role that needs to be played in the race? 

  • Does endorsing in this race set us up for our strategy in 2022, 2023, and beyond?

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.


Questionnaire & Interviews: The Jewish Vote Steering Committee will invite candidates for selected races to submit a questionnaire and join us for a candidate forum hosted in partnership with JFREJ neighborhood groups. Interviews will be held in an open forum and all dues-paying JFREJ members in the borough will be invited to participate.

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 TJV or JFREJ member in good standing, participate in interviews held in partnership with your local neighborhood group, 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 2021 Endorsement Team.

STEP FOUR / 2021 Endorsement Team
: The 2021 Endorsement Team is the representative decision-making body for all 2021 candidate endorsements. After wider membership has conducted interviews and voted in straw polls, the 2021 Endorsement Team makes the final decision on our slate of endorsed candidates. The team will weigh the results and determine if our organization wants to make ranked choice endorsements in some or all races, as we may find that our members strongly favor two or more candidates. All endorsements require a supermajority (6 out of 10) to be approved.