We are the oldest democratic political party in the world, and the American Jewish Community’s connection to the party stretches back to its very first days under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson.
For generations, the Democratic Party has been the natural home of the American Jewish Community — a bond that continues to this day under the leadership of Jewish American DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and President Barack Obama. President Obama shares our priorities and has implemented policies that resonate with Jewish values, rooted in our unwavering commitment to tikkun olam — repairing the world.
His administration has forged an unprecedented security relationship between the state of Israel and the United States that reflects our nation’s ironclad commitment to Israel’s safety and strength. The President's domestic policies on a range of issues — from economic security to the separation of church and state to a woman's right to choose — are supported by a large majority of Jewish Americans and stand in sharp contrast to the policies of his critics.
Jewish American Heritage Month was established in 2006 after the Congressional efforts of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and the late-Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), and it has been proclaimed each May since by Presidents Bush and Obama. This year marks the 10th annual JAHM and as May comes to an end, Natasha McKenzie, President of the College Democrats of America, spoke with Congresswoman. . . Read More