Affordable housing developer Jonathan Rose is working to get out the vote.
With the New York primaries tomorrow and the 2018 mid-term election on the horizon, and Rose Community Management (RCM), an affiliate of Jonathan Rose Companies (JRCo),has partnered with the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) to empower voters to make use of their electoral power.
Throughout September, LWVEF and RCM are providing non-partisan voter registration and education in at 30 RCM properties nationwide totaling nearly 6,500 households.
Attending residents get to register to vote, find out how to ensure their ballot will be counted, and learn how they can empower their friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to successfully participate in the 2018 mid-term elections.
“We strongly encourage the active participation of our citizen residents in their communities to have a voice in shaping policies that affect their daily lives.,” said Jonathan F.P. Rose, president of JRCo. “Voting increases the chance that their voices will be heard.”
The new program, co-lead by Andrew Foley and Timothy Smith, is an element of Jonathan Rose Companies’ initiative to create “Communities of Opportunity” at every property they own.
JRCo plans to expand this 2018 pilot voter registration program to their entire portfolio nationwide totaling more than 15,000 households, as well as other third-party owners and managers, in time for the 2020 elections. It encourages the nation’s other affordable housing owners to join them.
Sandra Priest Rose, Jonathan’s mother, was an active member of the League of Woman Voters, and he grew up accompanying her on voter registration drives as part of her civil rights activism.
To find out more, visit www.rosecompanies.com