Press Release

Jewish Dems Launch New 15-Second Ad in NY-3 Special Election

February 9, 2024

WASHINGTON – The Jewish Democratic Council of America’s JDCA PAC today launched a new 15-second ad supporting former Rep. Tom Suozzi in New York’s Third Congressional District February 13 special election. According to JDCA estimates, NY-3 has the fourth-highest Jewish voter population in the country – more than 10% of the electorate. Jewish voters will impact the outcome of this race. The new 15-second ad can be viewed here. JDCA PAC’s static digital ads can be viewed here.

In the run-up to the special election, JDCA and JDCA PAC are pursuing an aggressive strategy to engage NY-3’s Jewish voters with a message that Suozzi is aligned with the interests and values of Jewish voters, while his opponent, Mazi Pilip, is aligned with GOP MAGA extremists.

JDCA PAC’s digital ads have already been seen nearly 3 million times by the approximately 80,000 Jewish voters in NY-3 and will reach another 1 million views by Tuesday’s election.

In addition to the ad campaign, JDCA’s national grassroots network has made thousands of calls to voters in the district and sent nearly 20,000 direct messages to voters.

Halie Soifer, CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, said, “JDCA’s campaign in NY-3 epitomizes the work we’ll continue do this election cycle – mobilizing Jewish voters to elect Democrats who share our values in districts and states where we know the Jewish vote will impact the outcome of the race. That’s certainly the case in NY-3, where Tom Suozzi is aligned with Jewish voters on every key issue – including democracy, abortion, and Israel – and his Republican opponent is aligned with MAGA extremists, including Trump.

“This special election is a bellwether for November and a critically important opportunity to flip a red seat blue, bringing Democrats one seat closer to winning the House majority in 2024, and we’re confident that Jewish voters will impact the outcome of this race in support of Suozzi. Jewish voters in NY-3 will support Suozzi because he has a proven record of delivering for the American people, as opposed to do-nothing extremist Republicans whose views are antithetical to those of our community.”

JDCA endorsed Suozzi in December, soon after the launch of his candidacy, and will mobilize Jewish voters to win key House and Senate races over the coming months and reelect President Biden.


To speak with a JDCA spokesperson about the organization’s efforts to elect Democrats aligned with the priorities of Jewish voters in NY-3 and nationwide in 2024, please contact [email protected].