"Democrats know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith in many forms and the countless acts of justice, mercy, and tolerance it inspires.”
-Democratic Party Platform
Democrats are the oldest 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. Democrats share the priorities and values of Jewish Americans — rooted in the community’s unwavering commitment to tikkun olam — repairing the world around us.
President Obama has done more to strengthen Israel's security than any president in history, and Hillary Clinton is committed to maintaining and strengthening that bond. As she said in 2012, “America and Israel are in it together.”
From economic security to the separation of church and state to a woman's right to choose — Democratic policies are supported by a large majority of Jewish Americans and are consistent with the American Jewish community’s commitment to social and economic justice. These stand in sharp contrast to Republican policies that serve to divide Americans and promote policies that largely benefit the wealthy over middle-class and working families.