The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is the political voice of Jewish Democrats. JDCA advocates for Jewish values and priorities within the Democratic Party and for the Democratic Party within the Jewish community. JDCA does not define itself or its positions based on those taken by other pro-Israel or progressive organizations but it will work with those organizations to the extent their priorities align with JDCA’s uniquely Jewish voice within the Democratic Party.
JDCA’s positions on key issues of concern to the Jewish community are:
Americans need to feel confident in the fairness and full functioning of our democracy.
- Campaign Finance Reform and Integrity in Government
- Election Security
- Gun Safety
- Religion and Government
- Voting Rights
Growing income disparities and the erosion of the middle class endanger our democracy. Action must be taken to close those gaps.
- Health Care
- Paid Family Leave
- Social Security and Welfare
Protecting our allies and security interests abroad is critical to the safety of the United States in a global and interconnected world.
- Climate Change
- Democracy Promotion
- Human Trafficking
- International Aid
- Nuclear Proliferation
We strongly believe in the principle of human dignity and that the rights of all must be safeguarded.
- Disability Rights
- Fighting Anti-Semitism and Other Forms of Bigotry
- Holocaust Education/Survivors
- LGBT Rights
- Racial Equality and Criminal Justice Reform
- Reproductive Rights