By Hadar Susskind || Email ||
This election cycle is shaping up to be one of the most chaotic in recent history.
Twenty candidates are now running for president and, amazingly, their statements grow more outrageous with each passing day (see: Donald Trump!). On top of that, control of the Senate hangs in the balance, hinging on a handful of hotly contested races. And across the country, House races continue to be dragged to the right by Tea Party candidates who remain defiant in the face of recent progressive victories.
As the election cycle heats up, things will only get crazier – making it critical right now that the Jewish community stands strong for the progressive domestic principles that we cherish. Moments like this are exactly why we came together to start Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC.
Can we count on you to contribute $50 to ensure that the many candidates leaning on our community for support understand our progressive priorities?
Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC is only a few months old, but we’re already catching the attention of Washington. And to continue making an impact in the lead up to 2016, we need you to pitch in again.
The uncertainty of this electoral environment means candidates at all levels will be competing heavily for our community’s backing. In elections past, the conventional political wisdom was that earning that support depended exclusively on staking out certain positions on Middle East policy.
But we’ve always known that such a narrow view of the American Jewish community was flawed. And now, for the first time ever, we have a political outlet to prove it. By coming together to stand for the progressive domestic values that our community has long prioritized — and to support the candidates who are willing to stand with us to champion them — we can change the political conversation in this country.
But it starts with you.
In this chaotic political environment it’s absolutely essential that we raise the resources we will need to be a progressive force in critical 2016 races, and that we do so NOW — as candidates are still scrambling to get their bearings. Will you pitch in $50 today?
Thanks for all that you do,
Director, Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC