Friday, July 31, 2020
By: Matthew Brooks, Broad and Liberty
By Sophie Panzer, Jewish Exponent
With the pandemic preventing in-person events and racial justice protests sweeping the country, Jewish political groups are adapting their strategies for an unprecedented campaign season.
Washington, DC -- The RJC's first national virtual Town Hall, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, was a huge success.
Over 5,000 people viewed the discussion, which featured Amb. Nikki Haley, radio host Mark Levin, RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman, and RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks.
Focusing on the critical issues facing the Jewish community in 2020, the discussion covered: the US-Israel relationship; President Trump's foreign policy successes, such as withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear treaty and standing up for Israel at the UN; domestic issues; and the outlook for the Jewish community in the 2020 election.
The town hall is available to watch here.
Endorses Dr. John Cowan in GA-14 Race
Washington, DC – The RJC PAC announced that it is endorsing and supporting Dr. John Cowan in his primary run-off contest against Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia's 14th congressional district. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks released the following statement:
By Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON (JTA) ...In years past I have sat among crowds rallied by Jewish campaign surrogates in packed synagogues in Ohio and bingo halls in Florida, and I’ve followed canvassers searching for mezuzahs in neighborhoods known for having large Jewish populations.
Severe limits on in-person campaigning imposed by the coronavirus pandemic means we’re not likely to be bringing you those stories this season. But a very different election year doesn’t mean the Jewish vote in swing states is less important.
Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement today:
As seen in a video posted to Twitter by Nic Rowan of the Washington Examiner, Black Lives Matter protesters in the streets of Washington, DC this evening chanted, “Israel, we know you; you murder children too.”
Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition issued the following statement on Rep. Eliot Engel’s defeat in yesterday’s Democratic primary in New York:
Washington, DC -- The Republican Jewish Coalition has released a new video, entitled “Sunrise,” that highlights President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel record – a set of policies and actions that have earned him the title of “most pro-Israel President in American history.”
Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement today responding to media reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to bring to a cabinet vote on July 1 the question of extending Israeli sovereignty over parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley (the West Bank).
JNS: Despite pandemic, pro-Israel political groups see success in campaigning ahead of November elections
By Jackson Richman, Jewish News Syndicate (JNS)
“We’ve seen a dramatic spike in the percentage of voters we’re able to directly connect with, compared to pre-COVID circumstances, which makes these modes of grassroots outreach even more valuable,” Republican Jewish Coalition spokesperson Neil Strauss told JNS.