Nine U.S. House candidates embody Jewish and American values of equality, justice, inclusion
New York – Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC, the nation’s only Jewish PAC with a sole and central mission of supporting a progressive domestic agenda, today endorsed its second slate of candidates for the 2018 election cycle.
The candidates include nine Democrats in key competitive races across the country: Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Jason Crow (CO-06), Lauren Baer (FL-18), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Dan Feehan (MN-01), Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Susie Lee (NV-03).
“We are proud to put our support behind this phenomenal slate ofcandidates, who will be strong champions for the issues the Jewish community has cared about for generations, from immigration to economic justice, to civil rights,” said Derek Pugh, Director of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC. “We look forward to working with each of these future members of Congress to defeat the politics of hatred and bigotry and to build a bold, progressive agenda that reflects the values of a majority of American Jewish voters.”
Each candidate was chosen based on their policy stances reflecting Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC’s core values. The “chosen candidates” have demonstrated a commitment to protecting equal rights for all, including voting rights, racial equality, LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights, equality of opportunity, including support for fair treatment of workers and fundamental economic justice, and a welcoming America based on policies that ensure protection and humane treatment of immigrants and refugees.
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC has set a goal of raising $500,000 to support Congressional candidates in the 2018 cycle.
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