Biden is Working for You
The Biden administration and Democrats are committed to defending democracy in the United States and around the world. Democracy is currently imperiled in two of America’s closest allies: Ukraine and Israel.
Join us this Tuesday, March 21 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT for a special briefing on ‘Ukraine, One Year Later’ with USAID Ambassador Samantha Power and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
Also – ICYMI, check out Halie Soifer’s op-ed in Haaretz earlier this week responding to Israeli Finance Minister Smotrich’s visit to Washington and Israel’s proposed judicial overhaul. We are deeply concerned about what these proposed changes mean for the future of Israel’s democracy and will continue to defend democracy in the United States, Israel, and around the world.
Earlier this month, President Biden released his 2024 proposed budget. With significant investments in education, healthcare, infrastructure, and the environment, the President’s budget reflects his commitment to building back better.
We’re highlighting three top priorities in the President’s budget that reflect our values – defending democracy, protecting Medicare, and investing in American workers. Forward this email to three people to ensure everyone knows how President Biden and Democrats are improving the lives of the American people.
President Biden is investing in our elections to strengthen our democracy. His budget includes $5 billion in election assistance funding to be allocated over 10 years in the U.S. and more than $3.4 billion to advance democratic governance and strengthen democracy globally. This stands in stark contrast to Republicans like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who have denied the outcome of our last presidential election and dangerously deny the Russian threat to Ukraine and democracy around the world.
In an op-ed for the New York Times this month, the President described his plan to extend Medicare for another generation. The President’s budget aims to improve the affordability and accessibility of healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries, while also addressing disparities in healthcare and improving the quality of care. This stands in stark contrast to Republicans’ many proposals to cut Social Security and Medicare, and increase prescription drug prices and healthcare premiums.
From expanding workforce training to enshrining a national paid family leave policy, to investing in high-poverty schools, the Biden administration is focusing its attention on strengthening our workforce and creating a better tomorrow. The President’s budget reduces the deficit by nearly $3 trillion over 10 years by requiring the wealthiest among us to pay their fair share. Compare that to the sweeping corporate and individual tax cuts enacted into law by Republicans and Donald Trump in 2017, which cost the government $2.3 trillion.
MEET THE MEMBER: REP. KATHY MANNING
From this week’s installment of our Meet the Members series, we are featuring Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06). Before she was elected to the House in 2020, Rep. Manning was the first woman to serve as Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). In Congress, she has led the fight against antisemitism as Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Taskforce to Combat Antisemitism, and in support of the U.S.-Israel relationship as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Take a look at what Rep. Manning shared with us on what makes her a proud Jewish Dem:
Thank you for your continued support and partnership in 2023.
Hon. Ron Klein
Board Chair, Jewish Democratic Council of America
CEO, Jewish Democratic Council of America