Vote "Hatikvah: Progressive Israel Slate" for World Zionist Congress

Voting begins on January 21. Go HERE for how you can help spread the word!


APN is part of the exciting new partnership with the HATIKVAH: Progressive Israel Slate, running in the upcoming World Zionist Congress elections. For the first time 11 groups have come together with an amazing list of Rabbis, activists and other leaders, to form the HATIKVAH slate. APN is thrilled to have Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Aviva Meyer from its board of directors on this incredible list of Jewish leaders.

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Go to https://www.hatikvahslate.net/ and sign up! The WZC elections run from January 21 to March 11. Sign up now and, when the elections starts, you will receive an email from HATIKVAH with a link to vote.
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Making your voice heard in the Israeli political sphere is often challenging from here in the US. But since 1897, every single Jew worldwide has had the opportunity to affect Israeli political and economic policy by voting in the World Zionist Congress elections. And these elections have real, meaningful impact on the ground.

The results of the WZC elections directly affect the distribution of $1,000,000,000 in annual funding. This money, which flows through the National Institutions (The World Zionist Organization, The Jewish Agency for Israel, World JNF, and the United Israel Appeal) has a huge impact on the lives of Israelis of all religions and backgrounds as well as Palestinians in the occupied territories. 

And beyond questions of occupation, these institutions and the funding they disperse impact questions of religious pluralism, education, gender, LGBTQ equality, refugees, asylum seekers and foreign workers, the environment, and more. 

By coming together and raising the voice of the American Jewish community in this democratic process, we can and will help make Israel reflect our shared progressive values.

Voting for HATIKVAH: Progressive Israel Slate, supports:

  • A two-state solution and ending the occupation 
  • Social justice and protection of democratic rights for all Israeli citizens 
  • Religious and cultural pluralism 
  • Gender equity 
  • Full legal and social equality for the LGBTQ community
  • Dignity for refugees, asylum seekers and foreign workers
  • Environmental sustainability and regional cooperation 

You can see the full platform here: https://www.hatikvahslate.net/platform

Go to https://www.hatikvahslate.net/ and sign up! The WZC elections run from January 21 to March 11. Sign up now and, when the elections starts, you will receive an email from HATIKVAH with a link to vote.

Together, we are HATIKVAH and together we can make change.  



Now we need your help to grow our movement and our power. Here's what we're asking you to do.

Email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. However you communicate with your friends, your family, your community, now is the time ask them to join you in supporting HATIKVAH. Ask them to add their vote to HATIKVAH so that we can build the strongest coalition possibly and bring our progressive values to the World Zionist Congress. What we need is for people to sign up at the HATIKVAH website so that when voting starts on January 21, we can contact them directly with the link to vote.

Below you will find draft text for an email. Please use it as is or tweak it as you like. The important part is to send it to everyone eligible voter than you know. In order to vote you have to be 18 years old by June 30, 2020. You have to identify as Jewish and you have to live in the United States. If you fit those criteria, then all you need to do is register, pay your $7.50 (or $5.00 if you are 25 or younger) and vote HATIKVAH.

And you can also help by liking and following HATIKVAH on social media.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Thank you for helping to support HATIKVAH and build progressive Jewish power. Together, we can be the change we want to see in the world.

Dear friends, family and colleagues,

I'm reaching out to your today to ask you to join me in casting the first important votes of 2020. I'm supporting the HATIKVAH: Progressive Israel Slate in the upcoming World Zionist Congress elections. We're not asking for campaign donations and you won't even have to watch months of commercials.

What we do need is your vote to help strengthen the voice and the impact of the progressive Jewish community. By signing up to support HATIKVAH you are becoming part of an unprecedented show of unity. For the first time a broad range of progressive Jewish organizations have come together with an amazing list of Rabbis, activists and other leaders. You can see the 129 incredible Jewish leaders who I am supporting in this effort. In addition to the individuals, HATIKVAH is made up of 11 organizations including: Aleph, Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now, Habonim Dror, Hashomer Hatzair, J Street, Jewish Labor Committee, New Israel Fund, National Council of Jewish Women, Partners for Progressive Israel and T'ruah.

Since 1897 when Herzl founded the WZC, every single Jew worldwide has had the opportunity to affect Israeli political and economic policy by voting in these elections. And these elections have real, meaningful impact on the ground.

These elections take place every 5 years, and the results directly affect the distribution $1,000,000,000 in annual funding. This money, which flows through the National Institutions (The World Zionist Organization, The Jewish Agency for Israel, World JNF, and the Keren Hayesod UIA) has a huge impact on the lives of Israelis of all religions and backgrounds as well as Palestinians in the occupied territories.

And beyond questions of occupation, these institutions and the funding they disperse impact questions of religious pluralism, education, gender, LGBTQ equality, refugees, asylum seekers and foreign workers, the environment, and more.

HATIKVAH is the progressive voice in the World Zionist Congress that fights for your values.

Voting for HATIKVAH: Progressive Israel Slate, supports:

·       A two-state solution and ending the occupation

·       Social justice and protection of democratic rights for all Israeli citizens

·       Religious and cultural pluralism

·       Gender equity

·       Full legal and social equality for the LGBTQ community

·       Dignity for refugees, asylum seekers and foreign workers

·       Environmental sustainability and regional cooperation

You can read the full platform and our Why Vote document.

Please help support HATIKVAH in this election by going to and signing up! The WZC elections run from January 21 to March 11. Sign up now and, when the elections starts, you will receive an email from HATIKVAH with a link to vote.

You can also follow and share more from HATIKVAH on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Together, we are HATIKVAH and together we can make change.  

Thank you,

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