Press Release

Jewish Dems Applaud President Biden’s Record of Leadership

February 7, 2023

WASHINGTON – Responding to President Biden’s State of the Union address, Halie Soifer, CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, released the following statement:

“Tonight, the President made clear what Jewish Dems have long known: Joe Biden is a champion of the causes that matter most to a majority of Americans, including Jewish Americans, and he’s delivering real results.

“An overwhelming 77% of Jewish voters helped elect President Biden in 2020. Two years into his administration, he has achieved historic progress for the American people by growing the economy, creating a record 12 million jobs, and ensuring the lowest unemployment rate in decades. He’s also taken meaningful action on climate change, gun violence, infrastructure, and prescription drug prices. He’s worked to defend our democracy, promote equality, and restore the soul of our nation by taking action against the rise of antisemitism and right-wing extremism.

“In the face of Republican obstruction and extremism, President Biden and congressional Democrats will remain laser-focused on addressing the needs of the American people. Jewish Dems support President Biden’s call for Congress to take more action to deliver for Americans, including by further decreasing healthcare costs, expanding the Child Tax Credit, and protecting Social Security and Medicare from Republican attacks.

“Jewish Dems across the country mobilized in support of President Biden in 2020 and channeled his many accomplishments into a historic midterm election for Democrats in 2022. It’s clear that Jewish Americans have a true ally, partner and advocate in the White House, and we’re proud to support him as he charts a plan for continued progress for the future.”


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