JNS: Despite pandemic, pro-Israel political groups see success in campaigning ahead of November elections
By Jackson Richman
Even before the pandemic, JDCA has “always been focused on digital advertising and organizing,” and has been “only increasing these efforts with the support of our donors to organize across the country to elect Joe Biden as the next president, usher in a Democratic-led Senate and maintain Democratic control of the House,” JDCA executive director Halie Soifer told JNS.
JDCA has hosted online events and webinars with prominent Democrats, including U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.).
JDCA has endorsed Biden, in addition to 50 or so candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
The organization also “hosted the largest national virtual phone bank for Jewish voters this election cycle, and has also launched chapters in swing states, including Wisconsin and Ohio, and is launching others before the end of June,” said Soifer.
JDCA has released several ads in support of Biden, contrasting him and his record with U.S. President Donald Trump, and focusing on “the increased danger under Trump posed by the rise of white nationalism and anti-Semitism,” said Soifer.