In Presidential Bid, Former Sen. Jim Webb Promises “Leadership You Can Trust”

Today, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the fifth Democrat to run. The National Jewish Democratic Council welcomed Webb’s candidacy, praising his commitment to supporting the issues most important to American-Jewish voters.

"We are pleased to welcome a presidential candidate who understands the values and concerns of American Jewish voters. As a former marine, former Sen. Webb has dedicated his career to defending the safety and security of the country and all our worldwide allies. Like the other Democratic candidates, Jim stands with the American Jewish community in his efforts to protect civil rights and to improve the justice system. We look forward to learning about his plans to build a better path forward for all Americans in the months ahead." 

President Obama Signs Anti-BDS Bill into Law

As part of the landmark Trade Promotion Authority legislation, President Obama signed into law this week language opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. This latest legislation is, of course, just the latest example of President Obama standing by the state of Israel and supporting the country on the international stage.

Bipartisan Group Issues Letter on Proposed Iran Nuclear Deal; Consistent with Administration's Goals

With just days remaining before the deadline for a nuclear agreement between the United States, the remaining nations in the P5+1 and Iran, a bipartisan group of American diplomats, legislators, policymakers and experts have issued a public statement endorsing U.S. policy towards the negotiations. The statement, issued by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, was signed by a wide range of well-respected leaders in the field, including David Patreaus, Howard Berman, Joe Lieberman, Dennis Ross, Steve Hadley Bob Einhorn, Gary Samore, and David Makovsky.

SCOTUS Stands with 83% of U.S. Jews - Affirms Marriage Equality for All

Today marks a historic victory for marriage equality and we at NJDC greatly celebrate this Supreme Court decision. In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal bans to same-sex marriage, confirming that the 14th Amendment requires states to license and recognize marriage between two people of the same sex. We rejoice in this historic day, and reflect on the significant place human rights has in our Jewish values.

Gov. Bobby Jindal Launches Presidential Campaign with Policies At Strict Odds with Jewish Voters

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal is the latest hopeful to join the large crowd of 2016 Republican pool. Unfortunately, his heavily evangelical-influenced policies that come dangerously close to discarding the separation of church and state go strongly against the values of American Jewish voters.