Our democracy cannot survive without an unwavering commitment to justice, free and fair elections, and rule of law. These concepts are the foundation of our democratic institutions and must not be viewed through a partisan lens.
This week, Republicans in Congress demonstrated that they are willing to sacrifice the strength and integrity of America’s democracy to protect President Trump.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony exposed the authoritarian impulses of President Trump, his embrace of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and his unwillingness to do anything to stop it from happening again. As Mueller confirmed, his investigation did not exonerate the president, Russia’s meddling in our election was “sweeping and systematic,” and it continues to this day.
Russia has interfered in our democracy and continues to do so with impunity because President Trump and Republicans in Congress have chosen to look the other way. Republicans in Congress have blocked measures to strengthen our election security, leaving our democracy vulnerable to continued foreign interference. In fact, on the very day that Mueller testified, Republicans in the Senate blocked three election security bills.
Republicans are treating the integrity of our elections as a partisan issue, and the strength of our democracy lies in the balance. Jewish Democrats reject this betrayal of Jewish and American values and refuse to accept it. Take action with us today by writing to your Senators demanding they support legislation to defend our elections from foreign interference. Support and stand with JDCA to defend our values– nothing less than the strength of our democracy is at stake.
JDCA Speaks Out
- We responded to Robert Mueller’s testimony: “Our democracy has been attacked by a foreign adversary, it remains under attack, and President Trump and Republicans in Congress have chosen to do nothing about it.”
- We applauded the Democratic-controlled House for passing measures related to Israel – including condemnation of the global BDS movement and supporting a two-state solution – with overwhelming bipartisan support.
- We responded to this article in the Atlantic with by pointing out that “American Jews are deeply concerned by President Trump’s bigotry, whether directed at our community or others. Overlooking the president’s xenophobia and racism because of the false notion that the Jewish community may be insulated is, at best, short-sighted. At worst, it’s morally bankrupt.”
- We demanded President Trump stop using Israel to defend his racism and created an opportunity to join us in taking action. Click here – or on the image below – to write to President Trump, expressing your concern about his use of Israel and anti-Semitism as a shield or excuse for his racism.
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Our work is not possible without your support, and we thank you for standing with JDCA as we fight for socially progressive, pro-Israel, and Jewish values. Please consider supporting JDCA today, so we can continue to expand our work as we approach 2020.
Chair, Jewish Democratic Council of America
Executive Director, Jewish Democratic Council of America