Press Release

Jewish Dems Applaud a Restoration of American Leadership

April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON –Following President Biden’s speech tonight, Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) CEO Halie Soifer released the following statement applauding a restoration of American leadership and urging swift passage of the American Families Plan.

“Tonight, President Biden outlined a vision for America that is squarely aligned with Jewish American values. He demonstrated the empathy, competence, and leadership needed to restore the soul of our nation and take us out of crisis, and his vision is more than words alone. President Biden’s actions in his first 100 days in office have improved the lives of the American people.

“Jewish Dems welcome and strongly support the American Families Plan, which will invest in our children and families, expand the benefits of economic growth to all Americans, and provide direct economic support to the most vulnerable. We urge Congress to take swift action to enact this critically important proposal.

“At the end of his speech, President Biden asked ‘can our democracy overcome the lies, anger, hate and fears that have pulled us apart?’ President Biden’s first 100 days in office are a clear and resounding answer to this question, which he also addressed throughout the speech, including his unequivocal condemnation of white supremacist terrorism.

“We know it’s possible for America to overcome the danger and darkness of the Trump era thanks to President Biden’s leadership, and it’s up to us all to ensure this progress continues.”

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