NTJDC’s Mission

NTJDC maximizes Jewish support for Democrats at the federal, state and local levels of government.

NTJDC also educates the public, Democratic elected officials and candidates to increase support for Jewish domestic and foreign policy priorities.

We do this to promote both social justice in America and a secure, democratic Jewish State of Israel.

Cruz hits O’Rourke for voting no on funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense — but he did, too
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Please join us on Wednesday for a phone bank for Colin Allred, running for Congress in CD-32. We will be reaching out to Jewish voters.

RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Date: Wednesday October 17
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: Home of Janice Schwarz – 12107 Prestonridge Rd, Dallas, TX 75230

Bring with you – cell phone, charger and your laptop (not required but very helpful).

Any questions, please call Adam at 978-877-2595 or lamont@txdemocrats.org.

Justin Nelson, Democratic Nominee for Texas Attorney General

Integrity vs Indictment?
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For Candidate for Congressional Seat TX32, Colin Allred’s position on Israel, click here.

For Candidate for Senate, Beto O’Rouke’s position on Israel, click here.

JDCA (Jewish Democratic Council of America) Endorses Ten Candidates
This week, (8/31/18) in its fourth round of endorsements, JDCA announced ten additional candidates in the midterm elections, bringing the total number of JDCA endorsements to 25. All of our endorsees support the Jewish Democratic values that JDCA promotes and are running in districts and states where the Jewish community will play a critical role in determining the outcome of the election. JDCA is proud to announce its endorsement of Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) for re-election, and Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) for election to the U.S. Senate. JDCA also endorsed seven House candidates: Colin Allred for Texas District 32; Congressman Matt Cartwright for re-election in Pennsylvania District 8; Katie Hill for California District 25; Andy Kim for New Jersey District 3; Katie Porter for California District 45; David Trone for Maryland District 6; and Jennifer Wexton for Virginia District 10.

The North Texas Jewish Democratic Council has formally endorsed the Beto O’Rourke campaign for United States Senator from Texas. 

NTJDC Meets with Beto O’Rourke

On August 14, Richardson was the site of one of the largest political rallies in recent North Texas history. More than 2,500 people attended the Beto O’Rourke Town Hall meeting at Richardson Civic Center. This event was initially organized by the North Texas Jewish Democratic Council, but as the size of public interest continued to rise, the event sponsorship was transferred to the Beto campaign. The steering committee of the North Texas Jewish Democratic Council was invited to a private meeting with the candidate prior to his taking the stage before the assembled crowd.

During this private meeting, the candidate discussed several issues of particular concern to the Jewish community with regard to Israel. Beto underscored his belief that the Us-Israel relationship is the pillar of US policy in the entire Middle East, and a joint commitment to democratic principles is the key to that relationship. When asked about his vote in Congress regarding the Iron Dome Defense system, O’Rourke provided his answer. A resolution was submitted on the last day of the session, authorizing a military expenditure of $250,000,000, without discussion or debate. An authorization of that size, said O’Rourke, should be examined and discussed no matter what nation or government agency was the recipient. He felt it was his Congressional duty to vote no on the resolution until discussion was possible, and his questions answered. Beto said that this was his only no vote regarding Israel, and he hoped that his explanation made sense to the committee members. Another member asked why he undertook a J Street mission to Israel, but did not travel with an AIPAC mission. His response was simply that J Street asked him to attend, and AIPAC did not.

Beto finished this meeting with the steering committee by re-emphasizing his total commitment to the security of Israel, while also suggesting that a two-state solution might be the only viable solution to the continuing domestic tensions in Israel.

The overwhelming consensus of the steering committee was that Beto answered all questions with an openness and well-reasoned response. He received a standing ovation at the conclusion of this private meeting before proceeding to a capacity crowd in the general assembly hall and two additional overflow rooms. Click here for more photos.

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