#NN21 Panel - Organizing the Jewish Vote: Building a Left Jewish Electoral Flank

In recent years, Jewish grassroots organizations (Bend the Arc, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Jews United for Justice, Jewish Voice for Peace, IfNotNow) have created c4s and PACs to engage Jews in targeted electoral fights. We’ll explore lessons from using primaries in heavily Jewish districts to elect strong progressives, such as The Jewish Vote’s growth from a base of Jewish seniors active on long-term care to a key partner in Jamaal Bowman’s win over Eliot Engel. We’ll discuss the role this organizing can play in a broad progressive coalition; disrupting conventional assumptions around Jewish priorities and leadership; and how we build alongside campaigns to respond to antisemitism, its weaponization, and white nationalism.

JFREJ member and The Jewish Vote leader, Katie Unger, will be moderating the panel, which will feature: fellow JFREJer Carlyn Cowen; TJV-endorsed city council candidate Jaslin Kaur, and; Isi Baehr-Breen, Deputy Communications Director for Rep. Ilhan Omar.

This panel is part of Netroots Nation's 16th annual conference, which is taking place virtually from October 7-9. This year’s conference features more than 120 hours of content—panels, training sessions, and keynotes that you can participate in as they happen, or watch later at your convenience.

Netroots is critically important for the movement and for our efforts to create the progressive future we all want to see. You can peek at the full agenda here. Check out the conference website and consider registering at netrootsnation.org. There are different ticket prices, depending on your comfort level.