Press Release

Jewish Voters Made the Difference in OH-11

August 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) CEO Halie Soifer released the following statement in response to Shontel Brown’s victory in the OH-11 Democratic primary:

“The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) congratulates Shontel Brown on her victory in the OH-11 Democratic primary. JDCA was proud to endorse Brown in this race, and to mobilize Jewish voters on her behalf. JDCA knew that Jewish voters could make the difference in this election given their relatively high turnout numbers and overwhelming support of Brown, and we were right.

“Through an aggressive campaign, JDCA reached 22,000 Jewish voters in the district over 100 times each, and garnered at least 3 million impressions with OpenWeb digital ads in support of Brown. On top of that, we ran print and social media ads, as well as engaging voters through phone, email and text messages, encouraging them to get out the vote.

“Voter turnout in areas with large Jewish populations was – on average – double the overall turnout in the district. Specifically, OH-11 turnout was 16.8%, and turnout in heavily Jewish areas of the district was 25-31%. The results speak for themselves and it’s clear the Jewish vote made a critical difference for Shontel Brown in this close race.

“From JDCA’s OH-11 candidate forum in March, to the end of this hard-fought campaign, Brown’s shared commitment to Jewish values has never wavered. We look forward to working with her in Congress to combat gun violence, expand access to affordable health care, support the U.S.-Israel relationship, and further the economic recovery led by President Biden.”