Thank you for your interest in Force the Issue NJ! We are currently a small team looking to do big things in New Jersey. Your participation in our project is critical to our success. Here are few key ways you can get involved:
New Jersey Congressional Action Groups
Use our Platforms for Progress to find a local progressive group organizing for the 2018 mid-term elections in your Congressional District.
Platform Design / Management
Our goal is to host and develop Platforms for Progress, various data-driven platforms (directories, calendars, maps, and more) in order to help progressive activists, volunteers and ordinary citizens easily locate opportunities to put their values to work for organizations that make a difference.
We are also interested in tools which can help enhance participatory politics by making sure residents of New Jersey can easily access information on elections and their elected leaders, city/town council meetings and other avenues of hyper-local civic participation.
If you have the technical skill to help us locate pre-existing platforms which we can use for these purposes, or want to help develop one from scratch, we are interested in hearing from you.
Data Entry / Research
Our Platforms for Progress will require well-curated data-sets to provide value to New Jersey’s progressive community. This means we need data activists to help us research, create and maintain data-sets, including information on elected officials, government resources, local organizations and upcoming events.
Our first major project is to build a directory of progressive and community-based service organizations. You can research such organizations based on your location, or a specific area of interest to you, and submit them to us for the directory. Click here to help with this critical effort!
Other Key Roles
We also have major roles for graphic designers to help improve our presentation, and individuals experienced (or who would like to become experienced) in non-profit administration, marketing and fund-raising to help us build, promote and sustain this organization.
You can join our team by completing our Volunteer Survey to let us know who you are, what you care about and what skills you can bring to the table. We will add you to our mailing list and may contact you individually with respect to projects requiring your special talents. Your information will not be shared with any other organization without your express consent.
If you are not able to volunteer for us, you can support our efforts with a donation, help promote us by liking, following and sharing our posts on social media (Facebook and Twitter), and stay engaged with our activities by joining our mailing list.