New Jersey hit a milestone this week — over 1 million votes have now been cast in the 2020 General Election, and Election Day is still more than two weeks away. This is absolutely unprecedented, and we can thank the reforms instituted by Governor Murphy and Democrats in the State Legislature for making it happen. From mailing ballots to all active registered voters, to providing secure ballot drop boxes across the state, to instituting online voter registration and more, New Jersey is making it easier than ever for people to exercise their right to vote, and our democracy is better for it.
Just because we’ve got a head start doesn’t mean we can be complacent though — we need to do everything we can to run through the finish line in this crucial election. Make sure to return your Vote by Mail ballot and lock in your vote. You can sign up for our NJDSC Weekly Phonebank/Vote Chase on our Volunteer Hub. And if you can make a small donation, do it now to make sure we have the resources we need to win this election.
GOV. MURPHY UPDATE
Governor Murphy is working to boost Democratic candidates throughout the state with both virtual and in person campaign events and much more. Earlier this week, the Governor traveled to Atlantic City to join Amy Kennedy for a roundtable discussion with local union leaders on how to move the local economy forward and create greater opportunities for working families.
GET INVOLVED — VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020 CAMPAIGNS
From now until Election Day we will be highlighting ways for you to get involved and take an active role in protecting our democracy by volunteering on campaigns at the federal, state, county and local levels. If you have a campaign volunteer opportunity you would like us to spotlight please let us know by emailing email@example.com!
Saturday, Oct. 17. 10am
NJDSC Vote Chase Training
Please join the NJDSC Vote Chase! Now through the election, the NJDSC will be calling NJ Dems to make sure they have their ballot and a plan to vote. We’ll provide you with a list, a script and all the information you’ll need to get on the phone and start turning out the vote in NJ!
Commit to make calls as often as you can. We will be chasing voters and turning out the vote right up to Election Day. Let’s keep NJ blue!
Saturday, Oct. 17. Noon – 2; 2- 4; 4-6; 6-8
Sunday, Oct. 18. Noon-2; 2-4
NJ for Biden Battleground State Phone Bank
Join volunteers from around New Jersey in making swing state phone calls for Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris.
There are FOUR shifts on Saturday: 12-2 PM, 2-4 PM, 4-6 PM, 6-8 PM ET, and TWO shifts on Sunday: 12-2 PM, 2-4 PM. Sign up for one or several. The Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event.
ONGOING (now through the election)
Every day from now through Election Day, WE NEED YOU! Whether you choose to focus on the Presidential Election or turning out the vote and keeping NJ blue, now is the time to sign up!
Biden/ Harris Ongoing Events
We are down to the wire and so much depends upon swing states. Sign up today to get on the phone and start making calls to swing states for the Biden/ Harris ticket. http://2020victory.io/GOTV
NJ for Biden – Mayor Mondays Phone Bank Power Hour With Mayor Andre Sayegh!
NJDSC Vote Chase Ongoing Events
The NJDSC will be contacting NJ Dems around the state to make sure they have their ballot and know what to do with it. We will have recurring training sessions and once you are trained, you can continue to make calls at your convenience. Sign up and let’s turn out the Dem vote in NJ.
You can also sign up for volunteer opportunities on our NJDSC Volunteer Hub page
Chairman John Currie
P.S. — On behalf of the NJDSC, I want to offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Steve Adubato, Sr., one of our state’s most influential political and community leaders for the past five decades. Steve was an icon and he leaves an incredible legacy of public service and activism. Read Governor Murphy’s tribute to Steve here.