Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof – Justice Served

May 30, 2024

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is a values-driven organization. One of these fundamental values is the pursuit of justice – tzedek, tzedek, tirdof – “justice, justice, you shall pursue.”

Today, justice was served when 12 jurors in New York confirmed that Donald Trump is a felon.

Trump was on trial for 34 felony counts and was found guilty on every count. Trump had his day in court. Soonwe’ll have our day at the ballot box. Until then, it’s up to us to make sure that this convicted felon doesn’t return to the White House.

Today’s verdict demonstrates that no one – including a former president and presumptive presidential nominee – is above the law.

It also demonstrates the threat Trump poses to our democracy, community, and values. Shortly after being found guilty, Trump continued to fuel the fire of antisemitic conspiracy theories by blaming the “Soros-backed” district attorney for leading the case. Less than an hour after the jury returned its verdict, Trump was spewing hate and blaming Jews.

More than three out of four Jewish American voters (77%) had an unfavorable view of Donald Trump before these convictions. That percentage will grow given that he’s no longer just an insurrectionist who pledges to be a ‘dictator on day one’ and brags about overturning Roe v. Wade – he’s a convicted felon.

Donald Trump is an affront to our Jewish values, which is why Jewish voters will once again overwhelmingly reject him in November. Jewish voters understand that a second Trump term would be an assault on our democracy, and we will do everything we can to ensure this convicted felon never returns to the White House.

Thank you,

Halie Soifer

CEO, Jewish Democratic Council of America