Help JCA Win $25,000 – Vote in Pepsi’s Refresh Everything Challenge

This is a guest post by Dave Snyder, a community organizer on staff at Jewish Community Action. For the past six years, he has staffed JCA’s community reinvestment efforts, focusing mainly on preventing foreclosures and building community wealth in North Minneapolis.
Justice-seeking Jews in the Twin Cities have a new reason to flip the cap of their Pepsi with gusto.
Thanks to Pepsi’s Refresh Everything campaign, Jewish Community Action (JCA) is in the running during the month of May to receive a $25,000 grant to support their foreclosure prevention work with allies in North Minneapolis. And YOU can help them win by voting at each day, and entering the codes from Pepsi products for extra votes!
For 3 years, JCA volunteers have worked side by side with northside resident volunteers to connect residents with free foreclosure counseling, and to lobby for fair lending reforms from elected officials and banks. JCA has fundraised to help the coalition hire two northside residents as full-time organizers, as well as dedicating JCA staff- and volunteer-time to support the coalition. The $25,000 grant would help JCA continue to provide this support, and to help northside families avoid foreclosure.
In order to maximize the impact of your votes, JCA has joined the Progressive Slate, a group of nonprofit organizations that are working together to win the Pepsi Refresh Everything contest. The slate has included organizations working to help the homeless, provide food to the poor, combat human trafficking in the U.S., protect children from dangerous slum housing, provide nonprofit internships for low-income youth, and give young people access to life-saving health care. JCA is thrilled to be a part of this coalition, and we ask you to vote for us and others on the Progressive Slate to help us win this award.
Voting will continue throughout the month of May. Please vote every day!
Click here to sign up with the Progressive Slate to get more information about all the organizations and to get reminder emails with easy links for daily voting. Then, click here to register on Pepsi’s Refresh Everything website. Once the sign up is completed, you will receive an email each day through the end of May from The Progressive Slate. The email contains links to the 5 “ideas” you can vote for that day. Vote for the ideas that are most important to you. *You will need to sign in to the Pepsi Refresh Everything website before you cast your votes.
If you need more detailed instructions or have any questions, call us at (651) 632-2184.
For more information on JCA’s foreclosure prevention campaign, go to or contact [email protected].