A Year of Progress After Four Years of Chaos

January 21, 2022

Yesterday, we marked one year since President Biden’s inauguration, and the beginning of his ongoing efforts to restore the soul of America. President Biden and Democrats in Congress have passed more transformative legislation during his first year than any previous president, which is remarkable considering the Democrats’ slim House and Senate majorities and unyielding Republican obstruction. In just 12 months, the President has led a campaign to get over 200 million Americans fully vaccinated. Combating the pandemic has allowed Americans to get back to work — 6.4 million jobs have been created and unemployment is down to 3.9%. Progress is being made and Democrats are delivering for the American people.

Click below to read more about the progress we’ve made in President Biden’s first year in office, keep reading to see JDCA in the news, and join us for upcoming events, including TODAY (VERY SOON!) with the White House at 12:30 p.m. ET for a ‘Pre-Shabbat Briefing’This briefing will include Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas.



This week, JDCA continued to respond to the horrific antisemitic terror attack on Beth Israel Congregation in Colleyville, Texas. JDCA shared its perspective in the Associated PressFort Worth Star-Telegramand more.

As antisemitic attacks around the world increase, JDCA Board Vice-Chair Barbara Goldberg Goldman wrote in the Washington Jewish Week about how Senate Republicans’ obstruction of Dr. Deborah Lipstadt’s nomination to serve as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism hurts Americans and hurts Jews around the world. Read and share and tell your Senators to support Dr. Lipstadt.Jewish Dems also responded this week to the offensive announcement of the “Caucus for the Advancement of Torah Values” in Congress. Curiously, and disturbingly, not a single member of the caucus is Jewish. JDCA said of this new so-called caucus that “There are many challenges facing Jewish Americans, including the insidious threat of antisemitism. With all due respect to our non-Jewish friends, the creation of this caucus is not the way to address them.” Read JDCA’s full response in JTA and Jewish Insider.


Join us Thursday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT as JDCA’s Students of New York host a National Conversation on Voting Rights and RedistrictingWe will hear from Harold Ekeh, Co-Founder of Every Vote Counts (EVC); Amanda Litman, Co-founder and Co-executive Director of Run for Something; and Jacob Carrel, Equal Justice Works Fellow at the National Redistricting Foundation.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we continue to fight for our shared values.

Shabbat Shalom,

Hon. Ron Klein,

Board Chair, Jewish Democratic Council of America

Halie Soifer

CEO, Jewish Democratic Council of America