DJOP Endorses Marc Friedenberg for Congress

Marc Friedenberg is our best choice for the US House of Representatives (PA 12th.):

He supports healthcare for all, a clean environment, an economy that works for everyone, commonsense gun laws and a strong, secure Israel.

He is a faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University and a graduate of Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, where he earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees.

After studying cyber law and internet privacy at Columbia Law School, he worked for law firms pursuing cases against Wall Street banks. While suing the big banks in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, he saw firsthand the greed, corruption, and carelessness that had taken over the US economy and government.

In 2012, Friedenberg returned to State College. He serves on the University’s Faculty Senate and teaches classes on cyber law and the global economy.

On May 21, join us in making our district proud by electing Marc Friedenberg to the US Congress.

Response to Muslim massacre in New Zealand

We at  DJOP are horrified and saddened by the deaths this week at the Muslim Mosques in New Zealand. As Martin Luther King so eloquently said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” We believe when one House of God is under attack, we are ALL under attack. The Muslim community was attacked simply due to their religious beliefs and their faith. We as Jews understand and know all too well what it like to be attacked for one’s faith. Unfortunately, the President of the United States, the leader of the Free World, who has the power of the pulpit, was unable or unwilling to adequately respond to the horror of what transpired in New Zealand. He said he does not believe that there is a rise in white nationalism around the world. He via tweet sent his “warmest sympathy”, which makes no sense, and nowhere does he mention that this was an attack against Muslims. His statement is what our bubbes would call a “shanda”.

Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting from DJOP

Democratic Jewish Outreach PA is saddened and horrified by the shooting at the Tree Of Life synagogue that killed 11 people, including a Holocaust survivor in Pittsburgh, PA. DJOP sends its heartfelt sympathy to all of the families and victims impacted by this tragedy. A toxic brew of anti-Semitism and easy access to guns resulted in senseless violence against members of our Jewish community. The attack in Pittsburgh is the single most violent incident against Jewish Americans in the history of the United States.

According to the ADL there has been a 57% increase in anti-Semitism in the past year. The President uses words like globalist and internationalist. He and the GOP have demonized George Soros, a Holocaust survivor and supporter of Democratic causes. Trump calls himself a Nationalist—not a patriot or an American but a Nationalist. The rise of anti-Semitic, racist and anti immigrant rhetoric has emboldened those who sympathize with these abhorrent ideas. Hate-filled rhetoric has no place in our nation or in any nation.

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