NEWSLETTER 8/18 — Volunteer Opportunities Up the Wazoo! + special event sneak peeks

How many days until 
Election Day (Nov 2, 2021)?

75 Days!



Last newsletter, we shared with you our powerhouse list of NJ 11th for Change endorsed candidates. They impressed us then, and as we see them pounding the pavement to meet potential voters, they impress us even more! 

T.C. McCourt, out canvassing for Morris County Commissioner.
NJ 11th for Change proudly endorsed this entire slate.


But candidates can't do it alone! They need support from volunteers like US. NJ 11th for Change has encouraged all of our endorsed candidates — from all corners of the 11th Congressional District — to share their campaigns' volunteer opportunities with us. We've got a nice array this week, and there will be more to come each week, from now until Election Day! If you miss canvassing, or phone banking, or text banking ... NOW IS THE TIME! Please check below in the EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES section of this newsletter, and in upcoming editions. Every week, we promise there will be new options, and more and more candidates you can support.


November is coming fast. Let's turn out and provide people-power to our candidates at all levels! (And hey! If you canvass for one of our endorsed candidates, send us a selfie! We'd love to feature you in upcoming newsletters. It's a great way to share with other potential volunteers what a fun and rewarding experience it can be to make a difference.)



You know we love our Defending Democracy panel discussions, featuring experts and insiders who share their insights on all sorts of hot-button issues. BOY do we have some doozies coming up in the next two weeks! Save the dates and watch for more details soon for ...

Thursday, August 26 @ 7:00 PM
Reproductive Rights: Under Attack in New Jersey

Think reproductive rights and abortion access are secure in New Jersey? Nothing could be further from the truth! Find out why, and what you can do.
Featuring Phoebe Pollinger (National Council of Jewish Women/Essex), Merrill Mezzacappa (NOW-NJ), and Roxanne Sutocky (The Women's Center, Cherry Hill).

Monday, August 30 @ 7:00 PM
Redistricting: What It Means for New Jersey's Notorious Political Landscape
New Jersey is re-drawing the lines of our voting districts! This highly politicized process will affect who represents you in Washington and in Trenton — AND the power of your vote — for the next ten years.
Featuring Marcia Marley, President, BlueWaveNJ 


Keep an eye out for announcements with sign-up details soon! We hope to see you there.


Events & Volunteer Opportunities
(and lots of 'em!)



Texting with NJ 11th for Change

  • TEXT BANKING YOUNG VOTERS — On your own schedule, with group Zoom hangouts (dates to be announced).
    We’ve got to make sure that young voters are registered to vote in NJ’s crucial off-year election, even if they will be away at college! Voting by mail is KEY for this group, and too many students forget to request a mail-in ballot or to update their registration to reflect their new college addresses. Young voters are the key to victory! To join the texting team, email [email protected].



Phil Murphy (Governor)

  • CANVASS LAUNCH IN POMPTON LAKES — Saturday, August 21, three start-times available.
    Come canvass for the Murphy campaign! Three time slots available: 10:00 AM–1:00 PM, 1:00–4:00 PM, and 4:00–6:00 PM. Click here to join and to get more information, including additional canvassing dates.
  • CANVASS LAUNCH IN WEST ORANGE — Saturday, August 21, 1:00–4:00 PM, and Wednesday, August 25, 4:00–7:00 PM.
    Come canvass for the Murphy campaign! Meet at 495 Prospect Ave., West Orange. Click here to join and to get more information, including additional canvassing dates.
  • BOTTO HOUSE LABOR DAY MARCH — Sunday, September 5, 1:00 PM rally, 1:30 PM step-off.
    The governor will be marching in this annual parade. Supporters are highly encouraged to take part! Rally at Botto House American Labor Museum, 83 Norwood St, Haledon, followed by marching to Paterson. No registration required — just show up!



Joe Signorello (Senate), Elizabeth Graner and Anjali Mehrotra (Assembly)


  • CANVASSING IN WESTFIELD — Saturday, August 22, 12:00 PM.
    Meet at Mindowaskin Park, 385 E Broad St., Westfield. Click here to join/get more information.

  • LD21 HEADQUARTERS OPENING PARTY — Sunday, August 23, 6:00-8:00 PM.
    Located at 501 South Ave W, Westfield. Click here to join/get more information. 



Christine Clarke (Senate), Melissa Brown Blaeuer and Pamela Fadden (Assembly)


  • CANVASS FOR THE WIN! — Saturday, August 21, 10:30 AM.
    Join us to knock doors, share stories, collect helpful information and talk to voters about November 2! Meet at Morris Plains Library, 77 Glenbrook Road, Morris Plains. Click here to join/get more information.

  • PLAYGROUNDS & POSTCARDS! — Sunday, August 22, 10:30 AM.
    Bring the littles out with you to enjoy some playtime with new friends, and help us fill in postcards to voters! Jefferson. GPS to 30 Florida Avenue, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849. Click here to join/get more information. 

  • PACKET PICKUP & PINTS! — Sunday, August 22, 7:30 PM.
    Can't canvass Saturday mornings? Let's get together for a brief evening 'happy hour' at which you can pick up a canvassing packet to complete on your own schedule during the week! Verona Inn, 624 Bloomfield Ave, Verona. Click here to join/get more information. 



Ruth Dugan (Senate), Melinda Iannuzzi and Karlito Almeda (Assembly)


  • CANVASSING OPPORTUNITIES — Tuesday, August  24, 5:00 – 8:00 PM; Thursday, August 19, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, and Saturday, August 21, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Door to door canvassing opportunities are available throughout the district.  Quick training, literature, and lists will be provided. For more information or to sign up contact [email protected].

  • PHONE BANKING — Wednesday, August 25, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
    Virtual phone banking can be done from anywhere.  We will provide lists (online virtual phone bank) and training. For more information or to sign up contact [email protected].





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