Voice to the Voiceless in NJ's 2nd Congressional District


Saturday, February 1, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 353 S New Rd, Pleasantville, NJ 08232




This non-partisan leadership training is for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to become more effective in organizing people for political and electoral power.

The Second Congressional District of South Jersey is today one of the most competitive in the nation. It was twice won by Barrack Obama and once by Donald Trump. It’s current member of Congress, Jeff Van Drew, recently switched parties, and there are now a half dozen contenders for that office.

Voice to the Voiceless Project will train leaders as community organizers and promote expanded electoral participation in the Second Congressional District of South Jersey throughout 2020.

The program will not endorse or support a candidate for Congress or President. The program and this training is not about candidates. It is about voters and grassroots leaders like you who want the voice of the people of the district to be heard above the national media and the big money and the two political parties. Participants do not have to be from or live in the district. 

This training is modeled after the highly successful Camp Obama program developed by President Obama and his community organizing field staff in 2007.


Like in Camp Obama, grassroots leaders will be trained in the community organizing methodology for advancing an aggressive Get Out the Vote program among all voters with an emphasis on historically disenfranchised and underrepresented populations – including African American, Latino Voters, and Young Voters.



The training will be a full day session that will include the principles of leadership and community organizing and the mechanics of expanding political participation:

  • Power, Self Interest, Relationships, and Listening - understanding and leveraging your own (and others) motivations for building power and changing structures.
  • Identifying, Recruiting and Developing Leaderstargeting constituencies, their institutions and their leaders.
  • The Tools for Power - voter identification, voter registration, organization, participation and turnout.
  • New Tools and Technologies - using a voter database, demographic and spatial analysis and vote by mail.  
  • Building a Team - becoming an organizer and developing and managing leadership teams.
  • Calendar, Goals, Assignments and Time Management - how many, where and by when?

The training will start at 9:30 AM sharp and will end at 3:00 PM. It will include lunch and breaks. Participants must attend the entire training. 

All attendees must pre-register. There is a $10.00 fee to cover refreshments and lunch.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Event location: 
Mount Zion Baptist church, Pleanantville, NJ
Event Fee: