Week in Review 5/28/2018
|JAC is proud to support Brendan Kelly for Congress from IL-12. This is a must-win seat for the Democrats. A win could determine if we turn the House from red to blue.
Brendan was an officer in the United States Navy, serving around the world including in Israel. He has seen firsthand how the U.S. support helps Israel and he has pledged to work in Congress to continue and expand its strategic partnership with Israel.
He served as an Assistant State's Attorney, prosecuting crime and standing up for victims. In 2010, Brendan became the State's Attorney for St. Clair County, the largest county in Illinois. He directed his office to review cases where a defendant or party was determined to have a mental health issue and report those to the Illinois State Police to ensure those individuals would not be allowed to have access to a firearm.
He has fought for strict enforcement against domestic violence offenders to prevent them from obtaining firearms. He will work in Congress to prevent individuals from slipping through the cracks of our nation's "leaky, creaky" background check system and to make sure guns don't fall into the hands of people that shouldn't have them.
We can count on Brendan to defend women's reproductive freedom. He believes that Roe v Wade is rightly the law of the land, and should not be overturned. In Congress, he will work to protect a woman's right to control her own health and life. He will fight against defunding Planned Parenthood and any legislation that limits a woman's access to family planning and reproductive healthcare.
Recently, former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Brendan. Joe said that, "Brendan is tough, independent and honest. He understands the struggles that hard working families ...go through everyday." Biden went on to say, "...He has lived a life dedicated to the service of their country and their neighbors."
Brendan will be a strong advocate for the issues we care about. Join JAC in supporting Brendan. Click here to donate.