Press Release

JDCA Responds to Michigan Primary Results

February 27, 2024

WASHINGTON – Following today’s Democratic primary in Michigan, Halie Soifer, CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) and a Michigan native, said:

“Jewish voters strongly support President Biden’s reelection, along with the vast majority of Democrats. We stand with the President because he aligns with our community on every key issue – defending democracy, protecting abortion access, combating antisemitism, addressing the epidemic of gun violence, mitigating the impact of climate change, and supporting Israel’s security and right to self-defense. President Biden has not only pledged additional military assistance for Israel and negotiated a release of hostages, but he’s also supported humanitarian assistance for innocent Palestinians, and three-quarters of Jewish American voters support his handling of the war.  

“American Jews understand the clear and present danger posed by Donald Trump, who has not only pledged to be a ‘dictator on day one’ but has also emboldened, incited, and normalized dangerous right-wing extremists who threaten our safety and security, as well as the safety and security of Muslim and Arab Americans. JDCA stands firmly behind President Biden and will work to mobilize Jewish voters across the country to ensure his reelection, and we encourage all who seek to defeat Donald Trump to join us in the lead-up to November.  

“Those who voted ‘uncommitted’ in this Michigan primary did so knowing that President Biden would easily win. That will not necessarily be the case the next time he’s on the ballot, when any vote for a third-party candidate, protest position, or non-vote is effectively a vote for Donald Trump. We are confident that when faced with the stark choice between President Biden and Donald Trump in the general election, American voters – including Michiganders – will once again choose Biden because they know he is defending democracy and delivering for the American people while Trump poses a grave threat to the future of our democracy, freedom, and values.”


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