Congressman Payne Endorsed by Jewish Democratic Council of America 

Congressman Payne Endorsed by Jewish Democratic Council of America  

Progressive Jewish Organization Supports Payne for Reelection, Citing His Commitment to Democratic Values and Justice  


NEWARK, NJ – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) is announcing that his campaign has been endorsed by the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), a prominent progressive Jewish organization focused on promoting both Democratic values and support for Israel.


“We are proud to endorse Congressman Payne for reelection,” said Halie Soifer, JCDA CEO. “Congressman Payne has been a longtime ally to Israel in Congress, and has proven to be a dedicated advocate for religious, racial, and economic equality. We need leaders like him in Washington fighting for all of us.”


Congressman Payne has been a consistent supporter of Israel in Congress, and has worked tirelessly to advance racial justice, fighting to pass the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act in the House, and supported the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which establish a new criminal civil rights violation for lynching. He is also fighting to uplift communities through his support for unions, raising the minimum wage, and dedication to expanding access to high quality, affordable healthcare.


“I am honored to be endorsed by the Jewish Democratic Council of America who is doing such important work in the fight for religious equality and democratic values at home and abroad,” said Congressman Payne. “I am and will continue to be steadfast in my support for the rights of Jewish people in this country, Israel, and throughout the world, and look forward to working with the JDCA to advance justice and equality.”


Congressman Payne has recently been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund,  New Jersey Education Association, the New Jersey Working Families Party, 32BJ SEIU, the Communications Workers of America NJ, Laborers’ International North America Eastern Region, the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association and AFSCME NJ. He also recently announced the support of U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker as well as Governor Phil Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.


About Congressman Payne: 


A lifelong Newark resident, Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., is a champion for working families, Democratic values, and fighting to provide more opportunities for people in black and brown communities. He’s a devoted husband and father and a former union member with a blue collar background who has an immense respect for the dignity of work and the value of organized labor. A five-term Congressman, he was first elected in 2012 to succeed his late father, the legendary Rep. Donald Payne, Sr., who was the first Black Congressman in state history. Congressman Payne is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials in the powerful House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which has jurisdiction over major infrastructure initiatives including the Gateway Project that are critical to New Jersey’s economy. Congressman Payne co-wrote the House version of President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure act and has supported critical progressive legislation like the Build Back Better plan, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, the Equality Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and much more.



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