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The RJC Weekly Newsletter

April 14, 2020

Your weekly look at the latest news, analysis, and RJC activities around the country.

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The RJC offices will be closed April 15-16 in observance of the last days of Passover. Today, we offer our members a streamlined newsletter that highlights some of the thought-provoking news and commentary of the last few days.


• Last week, Bernie Sanders suspended his Democratic presidential primary campaign, leaving Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. Yesterday, Sanders formally endorsed Biden for president (to the disgust of some of Sanders' campaign staff). Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Biden as well. 


• Nate Cohn at the New York Times believes that Biden's apparent lead over President Donald Trump in national polls is not as solid as it looks. He notes the importance of examining battleground states versus other states and registered voters versus likely voters. Cohn writes:

If anyone holds the early edge, it is Mr. Biden. He leads by an average of six points in national live-interview polls of registered voters. But the election will be decided by voters in the battleground states, not registered voters nationwide, and there the story is not nearly so clear or rosy for Mr. Biden.

At the moment, a reasonable estimate is that Mr. Biden is performing four or five points worse among likely voters in the critical states than he is among registered voters nationwide. As a result, he holds only a narrow and tenuous edge in the race for the Electoral College, if he holds one at all.

…Together, Mr. Trump’s relative advantage of one to two points among likely voters compared with registered voters — and his relative advantage of three and even four points in the tipping-point states — means that the typical national poll of registered voters is probably around four or five points worse for Mr. Trump than his standing among likely voters in the most pivotal states. Mr. Biden’s already narrow polling lead in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania or Arizona might be vanishingly small after a likely voter screen.

President Donald Trump extended greetings for Passover to the Jewish community in a video statement. You can watch it here.


A bit of encouraging coronavirus news from Israel

Six critically ill coronavirus patients in Israel who are considered high-risk for mortality have been treated with Pluristem’s placenta-based cell-therapy product and survived, according to preliminary data provided by the Haifa-based company.

Our country's reliance on China for goods - including pharmaceuticals - is a serious national security issue. So said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) last week on the Hugh Hewitt Show. She's not alone in expressing such concerns.


The Washington Free Beacon reports on a number of Republican lawmakers who represent a "new generation of China hawks," including Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). They, along with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), are teaming up with more veteran members such as Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rick Scott (R-FL) to introduce legislation to strengthen America's medical supply chain.


How do you say "chutzpah" in Mandarin? Tobias Hoonhout reports at National Review that the head of the Wisconsin state senate recently received multiple emails from the wife of the Chinese Consulate-General in Chicago, asking him to propose a resolution to praise China for its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreakThe request infuriated State Senate President Roger Roth, who said that he would not propose a pro-China resolution dictated by the Chinese government. Instead he introduced a resolution to publicly acknowledge “that the Communist Party of China deliberately and intentionally misled the world on the Wuhan Coronavirus and standing in solidarity with the Chinese people to condemn the actions of the Communist Party of China." Kudos to Senator Roth.


Reminder: What You Need to Know

Please follow these steps: The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America


The White House, the CDC, and FEMA have gathered important information in one easy web site at


FEMA has guidance for how individuals and businesses can help others through this crisis. 



The RJC is committed to reelecting President Donald Trump, keeping the Senate, and winning back the House. We encourage our members to participate in our outreach phonebank project to help Republicans win in November. It's easy, and you can do it from home! Here's how YOU can help: 

- Sign up to call Jewish voters from home by clicking HERE
- Fill out all of the fields.
- Listen to the instructions and write down your username and password when a member of the RJC Victory Team contacts you.
- Make as many phone calls as you can. Everyone you speak to is a potential vote for President Trump and the GOP!




The Republican Jewish Coalition is hiring field staff for our advocacy efforts in support of President Donald Trump’s reelection in various battleground states. CLICK HERE for details and application information. 



The RJC PAC has endorsed a terrific slate of House and Senate incumbents, and we need them to continue their work on Capitol Hill! CLICK HERE to donate through the RJC PAC portal and show your support for our great candidates!



And don't forget your RJC/Trump kippah! 
Our extremely popular red Trump kippah is now for sale for just $18. This includes shipping and handling. Supplies are limited. 



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RJC Victory Team National Day of Action


Please join us for the RJC Victory Team Virtual Day of Action on Wednesday, April 22 (all day).  We'll continue our calls to potential Jewish voters in Pennsylvania, one of the key battleground states of the 2020 election cycle. Click here to sign up and help! 


We look forward to scheduling in-person grassroots events and resuming our chapter activities around the country as soon as possible. Don't forget to check our web site for updates. 


We also encourage you to check out the terrific content and virtual events offered by our sister organization, the Jewish Policy Center.



Best wishes for a healthy and happy last days of Passover and Shabbat shalom! 



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