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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. Since the 1920’s the Democratic party has been the natural home of the American Jewish Community.

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.

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  • President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings

    President Obama uses his weekly address to mark a sacred time for the millions of Americans celebrating Easter and Passover, and he calls on everyone to use this time to reflect on the common values we share as a nation. The President says that this is a chance to embrace loved ones, give thanks for our blessings, and help those less fortunate as we celebrate our individual traditions as well as the thread of humanity that connects us all.
  • Alan Dershowitz endorses President Obama

    On Tuesday, Alan Dershowitz, a prominent professor at Harvard Law School and internationally recognized champion of civil rights, endorsed President Obama in an editorial in The Jerusalem Post.

    "The case for the reelection of Barack Obama is a compelling one, based not only on his past record but on the specific policies he has proposed for the next four years.

    President Obama has earned my vote on the basis of his excellent judicial appointments, his consensus building foreign policy and the improvements he has brought about in the disastrous economy he inherited."

    You can read the full endorsement here, and then make sure to pass it along to your family and friends.

  • Former Mayor Ed Koch is proud to stand with President Obama

    Today the former Mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, released this video endorsement of President Obama. Mayor Koch is proud to cast his vote for Barack Obama because of the President’s unbreakable support for Israel, and because he has, time and time again, proven himself to be a true friend of the Jewish state.

    Today the former Mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, released this video endorsement of President Obama. Mayor Koch is proud to cast his vote for Barack Obama because of the President’s unbreakable support for Israel, and because he has, time and time again, proven himself to be a true friend of the Jewish state. He is also standing with the President because he is the “clear, best choice on domestic policy” and has the right ideas for moving our country forward.

    Watch this video and then share it with your friends and family.

  • Setting the record straight on Israel

    Campaigning for the President in Pennsylvania yesterday, our chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, made a stop at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel to talk about an issue close to her heart: President Obama's deep and unwavering support for Israel. Rabbi Alan Fuchs was among the 1,200 in the audience, and he sent this account of the event.

    Campaigning for the President in Pennsylvania yesterday, our chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, made a stop at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel to talk about an issue close to her heart: President Obama's deep and unwavering support for Israel. Rabbi Alan Fuchs was among the 1,200 in the audience, and he sent this account of the event.

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Recent Action
White House hosted more than 100 members of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
July 29, 2011
The Roundtable is a collaboration of 20 organizations working to elevate the role of social justice in the Jewish community and to affect societal change that cuts across lines of race and faith.
Unprecedented financial commitment to Israel’s security
March 23, 2011
Under the Obama administration, Israel continues to be the leading beneficiary of U.S. security assistance funds from the Foreign Military Finance Program, sending Israel the largest-ever security assistance in 2011.