Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced today that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination for President in 2016, adding another strong progressive voice to the campaign. The National Jewish Democratic Council welcomed the candidacy of Sen. Sanders, noting with pride the entry of a longtime Jewish progressive to the race.
“Throughout his career, Sen. Sanders has fiercely fought for progressive values – values that characterize the vast majority of Jewish Americans. We are particularly pleased to see a strong Jewish progressive leader entering the race in what should be a moment of pride for all Jewish Americans. The coming months will provide an opportunity for the country to hear from all our candidates, and we have no doubt that the eventual Democratic nominee will be a strong and compassionate leader who will best represent the values of American Jewish voters.”