Elections Matter – Become a JDCA Member

January 28, 2022

Justice Stephen Breyer announced earlier this week that he will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the current term. Jewish Dems congratulate Justice Breyer on his distinguished career and are particularly proud of the fact that, as a Jew, he has pursued the values of tzedek tzedek tirdof on the Supreme Court.

During his first year in office, President Biden made a record number of judicial appointments, the vast majority of whom were women or people of color. Now he will do the same on the Supreme Court, and we welcome the President’s commitment to appointing a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

Moments like these demonstrate just how much elections matter. Aren’t you relieved to know that President Joe Biden will make the next lifetime appointment to Supreme Court, as opposed to his predecessor? Us too.

Despite Republican obstruction and misleading rhetoric,  Americans are getting vaccinated, going back to work, and recovering from four years of chaos and extremism. We have restored values and leadership to the White House. Your work with JDCA has helped make a critical difference in the last election, and we are grateful for your hard work and support.

In this important election year, we hope you’ll consider becoming a Member of JDCA. After helping to flip the House, Senate, and White House from red to blue since 2018, Jewish Dems have a critical role to play advocating for our values, defending our democracy, and electing those who share our values in 2022. We hope you will continue to invest in our important advocacy and political work. Become a member of JDCA today, and you’ll get an invite to our first membership event of the year.

Read more about Jewish Dems in the news this week, how we marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and check out our updated Voting Rights Toolkit webpage, and downloadable resource.


As we marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we condemned the continued use of comparisons of public health measures to the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust. Read JDCA in The Hill condemning these comparisons and calling on Republicans to confirm Dr. Deborah Lipstadt as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism. On a related note, for those of you who play, check out our Wordle. We’ll send the answer on Monday!

One day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, swastikas were found around Union Station in Washington, D.C. This deeply disturbing incident is just the latest in the recent spike in antisemitism. Read our reaction in Newsweek, where we ask, “How much antisemitism must Jewish Americans endure” before real action is taken to protect our communities?

A new report by the ADL found that there are more than 100 extremists running for office, all of whom are Republicans. We have also recently learned that the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has spent at least half a million dollars on 52 Facebook ads that stoke fear and embolden antisemites and extremists. Read more about the GOP’s insidious ads, and why we must reject extremism.

Also this week, President Biden commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day by announcing new nominees to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, including JDCA Board Member Susie Stern.

JDCA Arizona Chapter Leader Debra Stein spoke with the Phoenix New Times about the history of antisemitic language being used in Arizona’s laws, and why it “should be of major concern to any Jew.”

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