Press Release

Bill Kristol and Billy Crystal: Jewish Voters Support Joe Biden

October 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) released a new political ad featuring Republican commentator Bill Kristol and actor Billy Crystal. The ad shows why Jewish voters with different political orientations reject President Donald Trump and support Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

The ad was directed by Rob Reiner, written by Phil Rosenthal and produced by Wake Up & Vote in partnership with Jews Defending American Values, which is also mobilizing Jewish voters to support Joe Biden.

The 30 second version of the ad can be viewed here:

The 90 second version of the ad can be viewed here:

JDCA will host a video call with Bill Kristol at 11 a.m. Friday, October 9. Press are welcome to join and can register here: 

JDCA Executive Director Halie Soifer said: “This ad is aimed at mobilizing a key segment of the electorate – Jewish voters – many of whom live in swing states where their votes could determine the outcome of the election. The ad features Billy Crystal and Bill Kristol, who – despite their different political views and backgrounds – are united in their support of Joe Biden. Our nation is in crisis, and Joe Biden is the leader we need to address COVID-19, rising white nationalism, Trump’s assault on our democracy, and Republican efforts to deprive millions of Americans of access to affordable health care. That is what drove this effort, and will drive  Jewish voters to reject Donald Trump and support Joe Biden in this historic election.”

For more information on JDCA’s strategy around the 2020 election or to speak with Halie Soifer, contact [email protected].