The Mission of Democratic Jewish Outreach PA

DJOP’s mission is to support Democratic candidates running in Pennsylvania who best reflect Jewish values, including: Tikkun Olam, assisting the less fortunate, treating strangers and foreigners with kindness, and equality for all.

Since forming DJOP in 2008, we have proudly supported federal, state and local Democratic candidates who advocate for a woman’s right to choose, gun safety, a clean environment, campaign finance reform, health care and quality education for all, and a strong and secure Israel. The main tool we use to assist candidates is running ads in Jewish and high-circulation, non-Jewish media expressing the support of the Jewish community. During the 2016 election cycle, we ran print and online ads in the Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia Jewish Voice, and Philadelphia Inquirer, thanks to funding from our supporters.

While the results of the 2016 General Election were surprising and extremely disappointing, we remain strongly committed to the work we began in 2008. The anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-environment, anti-media, anti-government statements, policies, actions, and appointments of the Trump administration are actually worse than expected. The President’s words and deeds will require close and constant scrutiny, and resistance.

The Democratic Party must determine how best to speak to the voters it lost in this election. We intend to play a prominent role in this discussion. And we will continue to raise our voice in the public arena and to provide opportunities for productive exchanges of views within our community. To engage with us, follow us on Facebook, visit our website, and email us (demjewishoutreachpa@gmail.com). We also publish a bi-monthly e-newsletter; visit http://bit.ly/DJOP-Subscribe to sign up.

With gratitude for the support of the Jewish community for our efforts and determination to fight on for a just society,

David Broida · William Epstein · Brett Goldman · William Madway · Burt Siegel · Jill Zipin

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