Statements from Wendy Rothstein and Jeff Saltz, DJOP’s Endorsed Candidates for Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas

On Friday, October 27, Democratic Jewish Outreach PA (DJOP) announced its endorsement of Wendy Rothstein and Jeff Saltz for Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in the PA General Election being held Tuesday, November 7, 2017. We are taking special interest in this year’s judicial races because of the substantial role the courts have nationally and…

Progressive Economics and Capitalism Are Allies, Not Enemies

By State Senator and PA-7 Congressional Candidate Daylin Leach The preamble to our Constitution says that we are to strive to “form a more perfect union.” The key word in this passage is “more.” We are to be in a constant state of improvement. Perfection will always elude us. America will always have problems. It…

It Can Happen Here

By Burt Siegel President Trump’s pitiful statements about the violence in Charlottesville re-ignited the debate concerning his attitudes about the Jewish people. In defending Trump, his supporters often point to the fact that his daughter Ivanka married a modern Orthodox Jew and converted to Judaism. However, this ploy continues to have little sway, as Trump…

Is Control of the U.S. House Within Democrats’ Reach in 2018?

By Bill Madway, DJOP The 2018 midterm elections offer a critical opportunity for the Democratic Party. Although it won’t be easy – due, in large part, to gerrymandering – we have a realistic chance of winning control of the U.S. House. All 435 seats in the House will be up for election. With the GOP…

DJOP Supporters Help Senator Casey’s Re-Election Campaign Get Off To A Fast Start

By DJOP’s Bill Epstein A standing-room only crowd of more than 100 DJOP friends showed its strong support for U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s re-election campaign at a March 12 brunch hosted by Linda and William Madway. The group raised more $20,000 in important early funds for Senator Casey’s bid for a third term.  In stark contrast to…

No Retreat From Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to America

By Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania Given the constitutional and humanitarian concerns raised by President Trump’s immigrant and refugee bans, DJOP asked Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director of HIAS Pennsylvania, to share her thoughts. The organization was founded in 1882 as the Association for the Protection of Jewish Immigrants. Its original mission was to assist the…

It’s Election Time…Again

By Bill Madway Believe it or not, the 2017 Pennsylvania Primary Election is less than 100 days away. (Stop cringing.) The primary is on Tuesday, May 16. The 2017 election cycle focuses on township and borough offices, such as commissioners, supervisors, and school board members, and county and state judges, including one seat on the PA Supreme Court. In addition, two…

The Case for Hillary Clinton

The two major party candidates running for President, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have sharply different visions for our country. Hillary wants to build on the progress of the past 8 years, unite our country, continue the fight for equal rights and opportunities for all, protect our environment, and keep our country and allies safe…

Update on DJOP’s 2016 Election Ad Campaign:

Why Your Vote Matters More Than Ever & What Else You Can Do To Make A Difference To support Hillary Clinton, Katie McGinty, Josh Shapiro, and the rest of the Democratic ticket running in Pennsylvania, Democratic Jewish Outreach Pennsylvania (DJOP) will be running ads in the Jewish Exponent, the Philadelphia Jewish Voice, and The Philadelphia Inquirer urging Jewish voters to get to the polls…

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