Washington, D.C. - Following President Barack Obama’s seventh State of the Union address, Jewish Democrats firmly stated their support of the president and his policy proposals for the coming year. The National Jewish Democratic Council praised the address, affirming its commitment to working with the administration throughout the final two years of President Obama’s term.
Greg Rosenbaum, chair of the NJDC Board of Directors, stated,
“Tonight, President Obama made clear that the policies proposed by his administration - progressive policies - are the best path forward for our country. Under the president’s leadership, our economy has seen 58 straight months of private sector employment growth, with 11.2 million private sector jobs created during that time. The tax reform proposals put forward tonight will only help to give all hard-working Americans a fair chance at success, and we look forward to working with the administration to make these plans a reality.
“Furthermore, we stand with the president on doing everything possible to give negotiations with Iran a fair opportunity. A nuclear-armed Iran would be a direct threat to the national security interests of the United States and would be an existential threat to Israel, but we have a responsibility to do everything possible to find a diplomatic solution before resorting to further sanctions and military action.
“We also applaud First Lady Michelle Obama for inviting Alan Gross and his wife Judy to join her as honored guests during tonight’s State of the Union. Alan’s journey home from his wrongful imprisonment in Cuba has been well-documented, and the First Lady’s honor is well-deserved.”