Top Michigan Democrats Celebrate Chartering of Jewish Caucus


Chartering of Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus comes amid national increase in violent antisemitism, Michigan’s top-tier battleground status in 2020 election


LANSING, Michigan — The Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party has granted a formal charter to the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus, capping off nearly 10 months of grassroots organizing and fundraising successes for the new organization.


“This is an important milestone — particularly at a time of rising antisemitism and violence against Jews across America,” said Founder and Chair Noah Arbit. “I founded the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus last March to provide a platform for Jewish Democrats here in Michigan to organize politically and make our voices heard in this critical swing-state, and I am thrilled to continue harnessing the incredible energy and activism of my fellow Jewish Michiganders that I’ve seen over the past year to make a real impact in our elections in November.”


Michigan Democratic Party Chairwoman Lavora Barnes stated, “Michigan’s Jewish community has long been a powerful voice for justice, equality and progress — both as a people and as part of the progressive movement in our state. The Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus has given Democrats a strong partner and a critical voice within our party and state to help represent and address the political concerns of Michigan’s Jewish community.”


Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly), Michigan’s first Jewish congresswoman, added, "I am excited to see the MDP officially charter the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus. I applaud the Caucus' mission to, among other items, combat antisemitism, and I know it will serve as a critical ally in elevating the issues that matter to Michigan's Jewish community across our state."


“I can’t think of a more important time to activate and organize Jewish Democrats, to show Jewish support for a just and inclusive America, and to fight antisemitism and other forms of bigotry shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers and sisters of all faiths, races, nationalities, orientations, and identities,” said Congressman Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp). “May the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus help deepen our democracy and increase understanding between communities in our beautiful state.”


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CONTACT: Noah Arbit, Chair

(248) 325-8560

press@mijewishdems.org

www.mijewishdems.org

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The Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus is the voice of Jewish Michiganders within the Democratic Party, dedicated to combating antisemitism and electing Democrats who share our values. In addition to providing support to endorsed candidates through our state and federal PACs, MDJC works to strengthen the link between Michigan’s Jewish community and Democratic leaders through strong communications and public events, nurture Jewish political talent across Michigan, and advocate for progressive policies benefiting all Michiganders.