Press Release

Jewish Dems Demand Action on the Filibuster

June 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) CEO Halie Soifer released the following statement in response to the Republican filibuster of S.1:

“Today’s failure of the Senate to consider the For the People Act leaves no doubt that now is the time to abolish or reform the filibuster, an antiquated relic of Senate procedure with a deeply racist legacy. The need to pass sweeping reform to protect the integrity of our elections is critical, especially as our democracy is under unprecedented attack by Republicans across the country. 

“The battle for the soul of our nation may have started with neo-Nazis marching in the streets of Charlottesville and continued on January 6, but it has now moved to every state legislature challenging Americans’ right to vote. Protecting our democracy is a Jewish value, and it’s clear that in order to protect our democracy, we must abolish or reform the Senate filibuster.”

For more information on JDCA’s policy positions, its 2021 agenda, or to speak with Halie Soifer, contact [email protected].