Committing to Change in 5784: Defending Democracy

September 13, 2023

Dear Friend,

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins on Friday evening. As we enter 5784, we’re recommitting to defending democracy, especially as it faces unprecedented Republican threats, and we hope you will join us.

Jewish Americans overwhelmingly vote Democratic for many reasons, including the Democratic Party’s strong commitment to defending democracy in the United States and abroad. By contrast, today’s Republican Party is a profile in cowardice, which has denied the outcome of the 2020 election, sought to suppress votes and subvert elections, and refused to stand by our international allies where democracy has been under attack.

Just today, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced plans to move forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Biden, which is an absurd act of political theater and retribution. McCarthy’s reversal of his previous statement that he would hold a full House vote on the inquiry demonstrates that he knows what he’s doing is unpopular with the American people. It’s clear the Speaker doesn’t want to make his members vote on a baseless impeachment inquiry that may hurt their chances of re-election. For more, read our statement on McCarthy’s announcement.

The Jewish community thrives when democracy thrives. That is why protecting democracy remains the top issue for Jewish voters, the Democratic Party remains the political home of Jewish voters, and JDCA will continue our work in 5784 to defend democracy at the ballot box. As we enter this new year, we recommit ourselves to continuing the fight for democracy and voting rights, and we are counting on your support. Join us in urging Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

TOMORROW: Join JDCA, Former Rep. Giffords, and Rep. Raskin

Join JDCA, former Rep. Gabby Giffords, and Rep. Jamie Raskin TOMORROW — Wednesday, September 13, at 2:00 P.M. ET/11 A.M. PT — for a discussion on the politics of gun safety and how the movement has changed in the past ten years.

Thank you for your partnership and support. We hope to see you tomorrow.

Shanah Tovah,

Halie Soifer
CEO, Jewish Democratic Council of America