Press Release

Jewish Dems Endorse Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) for Re-Election

October 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Jewish Democratic Council of America, the leading national voice of Jewish Democrats, today announced its endorsement of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) for re-election

“Governor Murphy has provided steady leadership throughout the pandemic, taken bold steps to combat gun violence, and ensured access to affordable healthcare. He’s distinguished New Jersey as a national leader in fighting COVID-19, ensuring equal rights for all, and protecting the environment. It’s clear that Gov. Murphy not only shares our Jewish values, but acts on them everyday as Governor of New Jersey, and we’re proud to support his re-election” said JDCA CEO Halie Soifer.

“I’m honored that the Jewish Democratic Council of America recognizes our commitment to building a stronger and fairer New Jersey that works for everyone,” said Governor Murphy. “Whether it’s combating antisemitism, strengthening our partnership with Israel, or working collaboratively with faith leaders during the pandemic, we’ve made it clear that our Jewish community is and will always be an integral part of our New Jersey family.”

On the issues that matter most to Jewish Democrats, Governor Murphy stands out. From when the pandemic first began until today, Gov. Murphy has led with data and science: keeping kids in school safe, making testing and vaccines accessible to all, and providing much-needed relief to small businesses across the state. Gov. Murphy has led the way on voting rights, establishing automatic voter registration and in-person early voting. During his first-term, Murphy established New Jersey as a national leader in fighting climate change, investing in wind and solar energy, creating thousands of clean energy jobs. 

Facing an opponent that would roll back these important efforts to defeat COVID-19, protect voting rights and combat climate change, re-electing Gov. Murphy is critical to Jewish Democratic priorities. 

JDCA Political Chair Israel Klein, who is originally from New Jersey, added: “Jewish Dems are proud to endorse Phil Murphy, a proven leader for New Jersey and a committed friend and defender of the Jewish community. When antisemitism has reared its ugly head, Governor Murphy has been steadfast in his support and security for Jewish New Jerseyans. In addition, Governor Murphy has time and time again proven his commitment to Israel. He has played a key role expanding the Israel-New Jersey relationship through our values and shared economic success.”

His Republican opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, would bring the GOP’s failed and dangerous policies to the Garden State. Jewish Dems won’t let that happen, and we will mobilize the Jewish electorate to vote for our values and re-elect Governor Murphy.

For more information or to speak with JDCA CEO Halie Soifer, please contact [email protected]



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