Meet the 2020 Candidates

Meet the Candidates JAC is Supporting for 2020

Candidates for U.S. Senate

Senator Doug Jones
D-AL

Doug Jones is committed to ensuring Israel’s safety and security, and has promised to work to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. He understands the importance of Israel as a democracy in the Middle East. He supports a woman’s right to choose, and has fought to increase access to affordable health care for all. Prior to working in the Senate, Doug was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the position of United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, where he worked tirelessly to make Alabama a better place. Click here for more information about Doug Jones.

 

Mark Kelly
D-AZ
Mark Kelly is a former astronaut and Captain in U.S. Navy, as well as husband to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. He is a strong proponent of JAC's issues, including reproductive rights and gun violence prevention. Following the attack on Rep. Giffords by a constituent, the two founded the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and are committed to achieving gunsense in America. Click here to learn more about Mark Kelly.

 

 
John Hickenlooper
D-CO
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is running for the U.S. Senate for Colorado. A former geologist and brewer, he owned a small pub in Denver. As governor, he helped Colorado grow from 40th in the nation in job creation to the top economy in the country. He is running to bring people together to lower health care cost and prescription costs, keep families safe from gun violence, and combat climate change. He is a strong defender of JAC's issues. Click here for more information about John Hickenlooper.

 

Senator Chris Coons
D-DE

Chris Coons supports a woman’s right to control her own body and make her own health care decisions, and has earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL. He has pushed relentlessly for common sense gun safety legislation in the Senate, in an effort to keep American communities safe. Chris prides himself on his commitment to bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate, and was ranked by GovTrack in the top three most productive Senators of both parties. Click here for more information about Chris Coons.

 

Jon Ossoff
D-GA
Jon Ossoff is running in his second bid to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. In 2016, he came close to winning that seat, and has won the Georgia primary for 2020. A former national security staffer and aide to Rep. Hank Johnson, he is also CEO of an investigative journalism company focused on corrupt officials and organized crime. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues and would be a welcome addition to the Senate. Click here for more information about Jon Ossoff.

 

Senator Dick Durbin
D-IL
A longtime friend of JAC, Dick Durbin has a long record of supporting all of JAC’s issues. He supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and has demonstrated unwavering support for the welfare of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. He has earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America, and has been a leader in the fight to protect women’s rights. Senator Durbin currently serves as the Democratic Whip, the second-highest ranking position in the Senate Democratic Caucus. Click here for more information about Dick Durbin.

 

Amy McGrath
Candidate D-KY
Amy McGrath is running to defeat current incumbent Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Following law school, she joined the Naval Academy and was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer, where she served for 20 years. She flew 89 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and became the first woman Marine to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18. She also served as a Conggressional Fellow, then served as the Marine Corps' liaison to the State Department and other federal agencies. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues and will work to defend them in the Senate. Click here for more information.

 

Sara Gideon
D-ME
Sara Gideon is the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and is running for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Susan Collins. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues, including women's reproductive rights, leading the fight in Maine to make sure women remain control of their health care decisions. She is running for the Senate because she believes too many politicians are focused more on special interests than the interests of the people they're supposed to represent.

 

Senator Ed Markey
D-MA
Senator Markey has been a good friend of JAC, and is a strong supporter of our issues in his Senate term and 37 years in the House of Representatives. He has earned a 100 percent pro choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America, and co-sponsored a bill to prohibit for-profit employers from using religious beliefs to deny employees coverage of contraception or any other vital health services. Markey has been a firm ally of Israel, and strongly supports peace talks in the Middle East. Click here for more information about Ed Markey.

Senator Tina Smith
D-MN
Tina Smith was appointed to fill out the term of former Sen. Al Franken. She is focused on continuing the progressive legacy of the seat she holds. Prior to being appointed to the Senate, Tina served as the Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. She was named one of the top 25 most influential women in state politics by CQ-RollCall. Tina is 100 percent pro-choice. Click here for more information about Tina Smith.

Senator Gary Peters
D-MI
Senator Peters has long supported all of JAC’s issues. He led a bipartisan coalition urging the President to continue U.S. support of Israel in 2010, and signed a Congressional letter to President Obama explaining the necessity of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. He helped Planned Parenthood open a new office in his district, and has earned a 100 percent pro choice rating from NARAL. He has worked with representatives across party lines to fight for families, small businesses, good paying jobs, affordable health care, and many other crucial issues facing society today. Click here for more information about Gary Peters.

 

Steve Bullock
D-MT
Former Montana Governor Steve Bullock is running for the U.S. Senate for the seat of first-term GOP Sen. Steve Daines. He was a two term governor of Montana. Prior to entering public office, he worked as a consumer protection, small business, and labor lawyer. He was elected Attorney Governor and brought the first legal challenge to Citizens United all the way to the Supreme Court. He is a strong defender of women's reproductive rights, supports all of JAC's issues and will be a strong ally in the Senate.

 

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Cal Cunningham
D-NC
A life-long North Carolinian, Cal Cunningham is running to unseat Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC). A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, he was elected to NC Senate as one of the youngest lawmakers in state history. He is a strong proponent of women's reproductive rights, addressing gun violence prevention, protecting and expanding voting rights, and addressing climate change. He helps lead a nationally-recognized environmental services and waste reduction company. He is a strong advocate for JAC's issues and will be a strong ally in the Senate. Click here for more information on Cal Cunningham.

 

Senator Jeanne Shaheen
D-NH
Jeanne Shaheen is a fierce supporter of women’s reproductive rights, and has earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL, as well as recieved an endorsement from EMILY’s list. She has led bipartisan efforts in Congress to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule, and strongly believes in a woman’s right to choose. Senator Shaheen supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and recognizes the importance of Israel as our strongest ally in the Middle East. Click here for more information about Jeanne Shaheen. 

 

Senator Cory Booker
D-NJ
Cory Booker is a longtime friend of JAC who is committed to supporting Israel as our strongest ally in the Middle East, and as a homeland for the Jewish people. Booker earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America; he supports increased funding for women’s health services and fiercely believes in a woman’s right to choose. Before he was elected to the Senate, Booker fought for the American people as a tenant lawyer, a city councilman, and as mayor; he is continuing this fight in the U.S. Senate. Click here for more information about Cory Booker.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan
NM-3
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan Jr. was raised on a family-owned farm in New Mexico, teaching him the value of natural resources and instilling in him a drive to fight against climate change.  Ben is also a strong supporter of Israel and staunchly pro-choice, receiving 100% ratings from both Planned Parenthood and NARAL. In 2011, he founded the bipartisan Technology Transfer Caucus to bring together members who shared his goal of strengthening the American economy through moving technological innovation to the marketplace. He is running to represent New Mexico in the Senate. Click here for more about Ben Ray Lujan. 

Senator Jeff Merkley
D-OR
Senator Merkley is committed to protecting the health, rights and liberties of all women. He has fought for a woman’s right to choose, and has continually stood up against efforts that allow the government to make personal health care decisions for a woman. Senator Merkley supports Israel as an ally in the Middle East, and co-sponsored a bill announcing Israel as a major strategic partner of the United States. Merkley began his career in public service at the age of 19, interning for former Senator Mark Hatfield. Today, he holds his former boss’ Senate seat. Click here for more information about Jeff Merkley. 

 

Senator Jack Reed
D-RI
Senator Reed is a strong supporter of all of JAC’s issues. He vigorously supports the welfare, security and survival of the state of Israel, and encourages the cooperation between the U.S. and Israel for energy research and development. He supports a woman’s right to choose, and has earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL. Reed has fought for Americans long before he began his 22 years in the Senate. He served in the Army, and is one of only eight Senators in U.S. history to graduate from West Point. Click here for more information about Jack Reed.

Senator Mark Warner
D-VA
Senator Warner is a champion of women’s reproductive rights and has sponsored legislation to repeal the global gag rule. He is rated 100 percent pro-choice by both NARAL and Planned Parenthood, and vigirously supports a woman’s right to choose. He also supports a strong bond between the U.S. and Israel, a two state solution, and funding for Israeli defense. Click here for more information about Mark Warner.

 

 

Candidates for U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
AZ-2
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick is proudly pro-choice and has always been an advocate for enduring all women have access to the healthcare they need. Responsible gun ownership is a part of Ann’s heritage; despite being a gun owner herself, Ann believes in common-sense gun laws, and has cosponsored legislation to strengthen background checks and prevent guns from getting into the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Kirkpatrick has traveled to Israel herself, and is committed to the unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. Click here for more about Ann Kirkpatrick.

 

 

Rep. Greg Stanton
AZ-9
Rep. Greg Stanton is the former Mayor of Phoenix who spent his term forging better relationships with Israel and women. He traveled to Israel multiple times and forged an economic partnership between Israel and Phoenix that has led to 13 years of economic and cultural exchange. Domestically, he has worked closely with women to help better their access to reproductive and healthcare services. His belief that Church and State must always be separated makes him a valuable voice for JAC’s issues in Congress. Click here for more about Greg Stanton.

 

Rep. Ami Bera
CA-7
Rep. Ami Bera has spent over two decades in the medical field, so he understands that a woman' health decisions shoul dbe between her and her doctor. He stands with Planned Parenthood's important role in providing health care to women. His position on the Foreign Affairs committee allows him to play an integral rol in strengthening our relationship with Israel. He also uses his medical background to address the issue of gun violence as a national public health crisis. Click here for more about Ami Bera.

 

Rep. Josh Harder
CA-10
Rep. Josh Harder was elected to Congress in 2018 by defeating incumbent GOP Rep. Jeff Denham, one of 7  Congressional freshmen to flip their districts blue. He is a fierce advocate of a woman's access to reproductive health, supports a two-state solution in the Middle East, want to reduce gun violence, and supports JAC's issues. Prior to his public service, Harder worked as a venture capitalist and, later, taught business at Modesto Community College. Click here for more about Josh Harder.

 

Rep. Jackie Speier
CA-14
 
 
Rep. Jackie Speier began her congressional career working for Rep. Leo Ryan.  Ryan, Speier and other staff traveled to Jonestown, Guyana to rescue constituent victims of the cult run by Jim Jones. Speier was shot 5 times in the attack and Ryan was killed; she decided while recovering in the hospital the best way to be a survivor was to work for the people, so she ran for Ryan's open seat and won. Jackie has been a passionate advocate for JAC issues throughout her career, being both strongly pro-choice and a strong supporter of a committed US-Israel Relationship. Jackie is also a strong advocate for the protection of Net-Neutrality and gun violence prevention. Click here for more about Jackie Speier.

 

Rep. Eric Swalwell
CA-15
Eric Swalell is seeking reelection in order to continue to fight for common sense gun legislation. He understands the need for immediate change, and has cosponsored over a dozen gun violence prevention bills in the last three Congressional sessions. Along with his commitment to protecting the people from gun violence, he is also committed to protecting women’s reproductive rights. He consistently introduces legislation aimed to improve women’s access to abortions, contraceptives, and equal pay. His understanding of the importance of the U.S.’s relationship with Israel makes him an important voice in Congress. Click here for more about Eric Swalwell.

 

Rep. Julia Brownley
CA-26
Representative Julia Brownley began her career in government because she wanted to help children and families receive better resources in local schools; for the past 15 years, Julia has been a powerful advocate for people both in and out of her home state of California.  Julia is strongly pro-choice and has been one of Congress’s foremost advocates for women. Most recently her bill to protect female veterans passed on the house floor.  Julia has also sponsored and supported a number of bills on Israel, protecting their military advantage. Click here for more information on Julia Brownley.

 

Rep. Adam Schiff
CA-28
Representative Adam Schiff has been a democratic leader in Congress for nearly 20 years. Adam is a key advocate for JAC issues, supporting Israel and fighting for women’s reproductive rights. Adam has been a key voice on national security, an advocate for civil rights and has been instrumental in the Russia investigation, drafting the democratic response to the Nunez memo. Click here for more about Adam Schiff.

 

Rep. Linda Sanchez
CA-38
Linda Sanchez has been a champion of JAC’s ideas in Congress for over a decade. She has consistently voted down legislation that is harmful to both Israel and women’s reproductive rights. She stands up to any harmful attacks on both of these two important topics. Congress needs more voices like hers, and JAC is proud to support her. Click here for more about Linda Sanchez.

 

Rep. Raul Ruiz
CA-39
Representative and former emergency room doctor, Raul Ruiz began his career in advocacy by starting a pre-medical mentorship program in the Coachella Valley due to a physician shortage in the region.  After the program created a lasting impact, Raul knew he could make a change in Congress. Raul has been a strong advocate for Israel and has 100% ratings from both NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Click here for more about Raul Ruiz.

 

Rep. Katie Porter
CA-45
Representative Katie Porter spent nearly 20 years fighting powerful special interests and Wall Street banks on behalf of consumers and families. A national leader in consumer protection, she has won big victories against financial institutions who cheat consumers. She was one of the first to sound the alarm prior to the housing bubble burst. She served under CA Attorney General Kamala Harris as CA's bank watchdog. She is a fierce advocate of JAC's issues and committed to making Congress work for the people.

 

Rep. Harley Rouda
CA-48
Rep. Harley Rouda was elected to represent California's 48th district in 2018. He worked helping to grow small and large businesses, and helped to create and support thousands of jobs.He and his family have long been involved in charitable and advocacy projects to help the homeless, protect victims of domestic violence, prevent gun violence, strengthen human rights, and protect our environment. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues.

 

Rep. Mike Levin
CA-49
Representative Mike Levin vows to fight for women’s rights. He promises to defend Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose. He is committed to solving the gun violence epidemic and supports the assault weapon ban and expanding Brady background checks. He continues to emphasize his support for a two-state solution, and engaging Jewish voters who care about peace in the Middle East. Click for more information about Mike Levin.

 

Rep. Diana DeGette
CO-1
Representative Diana DeGette is seeking reelection to serve her 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout her long career in the House, she has been a strong supporter of Israel and the two-state solution. She has been adamant in her support for women's reproductive rights and has always spoken out against the anti-choice agenda in Washington, DC. She has used her position on the Energy & Commerce committee to make sure solving the gun violence epidemic awlays says on the agenda. Click here for more about Diana DeGette.

 

Rep. Jason Crow
CO-6
Representative Jason Crow served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, where he led a platoon of paratroopers during the invasion of Iraq and earned the Bronze Star for his combat actions. He also served in the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. Jason is a leader who has always put selfless service above politics and isn't afraid to fight for what's right. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues.

 

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester
DE-AL
The first woman and person of color sent to Congress to represent Delaware in Congress, Lisa Blunt Rochester brought her years of problem-solving and advocacy with her to address issues important to JAC. Her background includes working for then-Rep. Tom Carper as a case worker, serving in the cabinets of 2 DE governors as Secretary of Labor, and Deputy Secretary of Health & Human Services, and State Personnel Director.   
Rep. Stephanie Murphy
FL-7
As the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, Representative Stephanie Murphy has been extremely influential in National Security and Armed Services policy.  Not only is Stephanie a key supporter of Israel and maintaining its qualitative military edge, but she has dedicated part of her career to promoting safe access to reproductive care and the DOJ Violence Against Women Act programs. As a Vietnamese refugee herself, Stephanie is a strong advocate for refugees and immigrants in the U.S. Click here for more about Stephanie Murphy.

 

Rep. Val Demings
FL-10
Representative Val Demings has been a strong advocate for Israel and Choice in her short time in Congress. As the first ever African American to serve as Chief of the Orlando Police Department, Val led a 40% drop in violent crime and has been an advocate for police safety, including gun safety, making her one of Florida’s foremost gun control advocates in congress. She is also dedicated to increasing high school graduation rates and making college for affordable for all Americans. Click here for more about Val Demings.

 

Rep. Charlie Crist
FL-13
Representative Charlie Crist, former governor of the state of Florida, left the Republican party in 2010 because it was no longer consistent with his core beliefs. Since then, Charlie has been truly representative of the spirit of bipartisanship, working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advocate for equal access for women’s quality, comprehensive healthcare and for support of Israel and it’s relationship with the U.S. Click here for more about Charlie Crist.

 

Rep. Ted Deutch
FL-22
Representative Ted Deutch has been a strong ally of JAC's during his time in Congress. He is an avid supporter of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, and serves as Chair of the House Subcommittee on the Middle East & North Africa. He also serves on the Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, and Ethics committees. He is a fierce supporter of gunsense legislation, and believes strongly in a woman's right to make her own health decisions. He has also introduced legislation to overturn Citizens United. 

 

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
FL-23
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been one of JAC’s biggest allies throughout her time in Congress.  As a staunch supporter of the State of Israel, Debbie has been on the forefront of fighting for the rights of the Jewish State.  As a member of the Pro-Choice House Caucus, Debbie has also been a longtime defender of women’s reproductive freedom. Click here for more about Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

 

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
FL-26
Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell was elected in 2018 as the first Ecuadorian-American and first South American immigrant to Congress. Having lost her father to gun violence, she is a strong advocate for gun safety legislation. As a freshman in Congress, she serves on the House Judiciary, Transpporation & Infrastructure Committees. She is a fierce advocate for women's reproductive rights, earning a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood.

 

Rep. Donna Shalala
FL-27
Representative Donna Shalala has been a leading figure in politics for over two decades. After serving as President Clinton's Secretary of Health for 8 years, she has spent her time working hard to ensure a bright future for the next generation of Americans. Her efforts include standing up for women's reproductive freedom and healthcare equality. In 1994, she was part of the group that pushed the passage of the assault weapons ban. Click here for more about Donna Shalala.

 

Rep. Lucy McBath
GA-6
Rep. Lucy McBath was elected to represent Georgia's 6th district in 2018, defeating incumbent GOP Rep. Karen Handel. She worked for 30 years as a flight attendant until her on, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in what has become known as the "loud music shooting." Following his death, she devoted her lift to activism and preventing other families from experiencing what hers did. She is a fierce supporter of women's reproductive freedom and JAC's issues. Click here to learn more about Lucy McBath.

 

Rep. Abby Finkenauer
IA-1
Representative Abby Finkenauer has been a strong voice for JAC’s values ever since her election to Congress. She has continuously voted against gun bills that put innocent people in danger. Additionally, she has, and will always, vote no on bills that are hostile to abortion and women’s reproductive right. Outside of the legislative floor, she has traveled to Israel and continues to support the peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians. Click here to learn more about Abby Finkenauer.

 

Rita Hart
IA-2
Rita Hart is a life-long Iowan running for the seat of retiring Rep. Dave Loebsack, with Loebsack's backing. A former high school and junior high teacher, she was elected to the Iowa Senate in 202, where she was a champion for fully funding K-12 schools and expanding job training for IA workers. She and her family own a 200-acre corn and soybean farm. She is a strong proponent of JAC's issues, believing the U.S.-Israel relationship is vital to the national security interests of the U.S.

 

Rep. Cindy Axne
IA-3
Rep. Cindy Axne was elected to serve Iowas's 3rd district in 2018. She is a small business owner, parent, community activist and 5th generation Iowan. She is a supporter of JAC's issues and a strong advocate in Congress. She is committed to working with all Congressional colleagues toward bipartisan solutions for the many issues facing our country and her district. She is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and believes that Washington politicians should stay out of women's doctors' offices.

 

Rep. Robin Kelly
IL-2
Representative Robin Kelly has been an activist her whole life, beginning her career fighting for social and economic justice, her main focus was eradicating urban food deserts in the state of Illinois.  Now, as a Representative, Robin has pushed for the same agendas, including standing up to the NRA, fighting for women’s reproductive health through staunch support of the ACA, and working to strengthen relations between the U.S. and Israel. Click here for more about Robin Kelly.

 

Rep. Mike Quigley
IL-5
Representative Mike Quigley began his career in politics to help the environment, but soon found that there were significantly more issues that he was passionate about.  Quigley is not only a strong advocate for Women’s Reproductive health, as well as a trusted ally to Israel, but he is one of Illinois foremost politicians fighting for sensible gun control.  Quigley has introduced legislation to end family separation at the border and election security.  Click here for more about Mike Quigley.
 

 

Rep. Sean Casten
IL-6
Representative Casten is a respected scientist, clean energy advocate, and entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to building businesses that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Casten ran for Illinois’s 6th congressional district after criticizing both President Trump and his Republican opponent’s environmental policies that put millions of people’s lives and health at risk. Casten has promised to fight for every woman’s right to make her own reproductive health care decisions, and for affordable healthcare access for all Americans. Click here for more about Sean Casten.
 
 
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
IL-8
Representative Krishnamoorthi is dedicated to women’s reproductive freedom, seeing it as one of his key issues in supporting the disappearing middle class America.  Raja is dedicated to supporting the strong U.S. relationship with Israel, seeing it as key to national security.  Raja has also been a strong advocate for clean and renewable defense technology, starting his own non-profit, InSPIRE, that provides training on solar technology. Click here for more about Raja Krishnamoorthi. 

 

Rep. Jan Schakowsky
IL-9
Representative Jan Schakowsky has been one of JAC’s greatest allies throughout her time in Congress.  As the daughter of Jewish immigrants, Jan has staunchly supported Israel and has been a key pro-choice ally, supporting an end to Hyde Amendment restrictions.  Jan’s top priority has been quality affordable healthcare for all Americans. Click here for more about Jan Schakowsky.

 

Rep. Brad Schneider
IL-10
Representative Brad Schneider has been an ally to Israel and to pro-choice Americans, being a fierce advocate for women’s reproductive freedom throughout his time in Congress.  Brad is an active member of pro-Israel communities, being a strong supporter of the JUF and with it, Israel.  Brad is a strong advocate of the LGBTQ+ community and has been instrumental in the drafting of progressive and sensical gun legislation. Click for more information about Brad Schneider.

 

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan
IL-13
After a disappointing result in the 2018 election, Dirksen Londrigan has decided to run again to represent Illinois’s 13th district and help maintain the Democratic majority in the house. Dirksen understands that this upcoming election is integral in protecting our interests from attack. She is a passionate supporter of women’s reproductive rights and a strong advocate for the Israel-US relationship. She continues to be deeply committed to JAC’s main issues. Click here for more about Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

Rep. Cheri Bustos
IL-17
 
Representative Cheri Bustos is a Sports Hall of Fame inducted basketball and volleyball player, meaning she knows the value of teamwork. Prior to her election to Congress, she was a journalist who wrote numerous stories on corruption and greed in government and has worked to push back against incidents while in office. Cheri has been an advocate for progressive policy backed up by bi-partisan support, understanding the value of reaching across the aisle.  Cheri is a strong advocate for Israel and fighting for women’s healthcare is one of her top priorities. Click here for more about Cheri Bustos.

 

Rep. Sharice Davids
KS-3
Representative Sharice Davids is a strong advocate for women’s reproductive health and justice. She is supported by NARAL pro choice America and EMILY’s list. Davids is cosponsoring a bill opposing the delegitimization of Israel through the BDS movement, and is going on a trip to Israel in August 2019. Sharice Davids is one of two Native American women to be elected to the House of Representatives, as well as Kansas’s first gay representative in the House who is committed fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community.

 

Rep. Jared Golden
ME-2
Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Golden was a Representative in the Maine House, and was chosen by his peers to serve as Democratic Assistance Majority Leader. After the September 11 attacks he enlisted in the Marine Corp and served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues and is committed to protecting voting rights, the environment, health care, and more. 

 

Rep. Jamie Raskin
MA-8
Representative Jamie Raskin is one of congress’s strongest supporters of the separation of religion and state noting that those in government swear an allegiance to the constitution, not to the bible.  Jamie has fought for women to be able to make their own health care decisions, earning him a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood. Jamie is also a strong supporter of the State of Israel and has vowed to support it’s continued security. Click here for more about Jamie Raskin.

 

Rep. Elissa Slotkin
MI-8
Prior to her election to the house, Elissa Slotkin spent her career in Defense, working as Assistant Defense Secretary from 2015-2017 following a 5-year career in the CIA.  In that time Elissa gained experience facilitating Israeli defense policy, reaffirming her support for Israel.  Elissa even worked as a writer for a feminist center in Haifa, which reaffirmed her commitment to women’s reproductive rights and gained her an endorsement by Emily’s List. Click here for more about Elissa Slotkin.

 

Rep. Andy Levin
Candidate for MI-9
Representative Andy Levin took over his seat following the retirement of his father, Michigan congressman Sandy Levin. Raised in a Jewish family, he has always cared deeply about Israel. He is the president of his synagogue, and will take these passions for the Israeli state to Capitol Hill. He is a strong defender against the Trump administration’s attacks against women’s reproductive rights.

 

Rep. Haley Stevens
MI-11
Born and raised in the Detroit area, Rep. Stevens was elected to Congress in 2018 to represent Michigan's 11th district. During the Great Recession, she served as chief of staff on the Auto Rescue, which helped return the auto industry to financial stability. After working in the Obama Administration, she worked in a manufacturing research lab. She is a strong proponent of JAC's issues, working to protect women's reproductive rights and more.

 

Rep. Debbie Dingell
MI-12
Representative Debbie Dingell’s family has years of experience with congresspeople, her husband being former Congressman John Dingell, Jr., but Debbie’s had amazing congressional success in her own right, sponsoring a variety of legislation.  Debbie is a staunch supporter of Israel and an even bigger supporter of women’s reproductive freedom, founding the National Women’s Health Resource Center. Click here for more about Debbie Dingell.

 

Rep. Angie Craig
MN-2
Elected to Congress in 2018, Angie Craig began her career as a newspaper reporter, and later worked her way up over 20 years to lead a Minnesota manufacturer with over 16,000 employees. There she started 'Women in Business' program to support and mentor women in their career choices. She believes no one should come between a woman and her doctor when making medical decisions, including contraception and reproductive freedom. She is a strong supporter of JAC's issues.

 

Rep. Josh Gottheimer
NJ-5
Representative Josh Gottheimer entered the political scene as the youngest speech writer in history for President Bill Clinton’s White House.  Since then Josh has been a key ally on JAC issues. He strongly supporting Israel’s continued survival and strong relationship with the U.S. Josh has been unequivocally pro-choice, supporting safe access to all services at Planned Parenthood. Josh is strongly committed to job security and small businesses as well as strong infrastructure across the U.S. Click here for more about Josh Gottheimer.

 

Rep. Mikie Sherrill
NJ-11
A Navy pilot and former federal prosecutor, Representative Mikie Sherill ran for Congress in an effort to bring new leadership to Washington that will fight for a positive future in America.  Mikie is committed to supporting Israel’s relationship with the U.S. and will fight for Roe V. Wade and sufficient funding for Planned Parenthood.  Mikie is also a key advocate for gun violence prevention. Click here for more about Mikie Sherrill.

 

Rep. Susie Lee
NV-3
Susie Lee  has been a committed community leader in Las Vegas for the past 20 years. She has served as the president of Communities in Schools of Nevada (CIS), the leading organization for school dropout prevention. She is the Founding Director of After-School All-Stars and is dedicated to improving the public education system. Susie is devoted to the fight for pay equality and immigration reform is a top priority for her. She is an advocate for national background check legislation and gun control. Click here for more about Susie Lee.

 

Rep. Steven Horsford
NV-4
In 2018, Steven Horsford returned to the seat he held from 2013-2015. He lost his father to gun violence when he was young, and made it a mission of his that people feel safe from gun violence in our communities and schools. He is also a strong proponent of women's reproductive rights, and strongly believes in Israel's right to exist and supports a continued vibrant U.S.-Israel relationship. Click here for more about Steven Horsford.

 

Rep. Max Rose
NY-11
Rep. Max Rose was elected to represent Staten Island and Brooklyn in 2018. A former platoon leader in Afghanistan, he brings a dedication to working for the public to his role in Congress. He is a strong proponent of JAC's issues. Following his service in the Army, he worked at a nonprofit operator of medical clinics around New York. 

 

Rep. Antonio Delgado
NY-19
Rep. Antonio Delgado was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Prior to representing NY's 19th District, he was a lawyer who committed significant pro bono work toward criminal justice reform, and was a hip hop musician focused on empowering young people through music. He earned a Rhodes Scholarship while attending Colgate University and went on to Harvard Law School. He is committed to JAC's issues and a strong friend in Congress.

 

Rep. Anthony Brindisi
NY-22
Bringing his bipartisan leadership to Congress in 2018, Rep. Brindisi has worked across the aisle to get things done, including have 4 bills signed into law. Prior to his election to Congress, he served in the NY State Assembly, where he earned a reputation for principled bipartisanship. While in the Assembly he authored and passed his '21st Century Education Initiative' to create a diploma pathway for high school students. He is a strong supporter of JAC's issues.

 

Rep. Madeleine Dean
PA-4
Rep. Madeleine Dean transitioned from State Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. She brought with her a strong voice for JAC's values to Washington. She pledged her unequivocal support to women in the fight for reproductive rights. She also stands with Israel and vows to vote for legislation that secures the safety of Israel. She has also co-founded a gun safety group following the school shooting at Sandy Hook, and is committed to gun violence prevention. Click here for more about Madeleine Dean.

 

Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
PA-5
Elected to Congress in 2018, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, a former attorney, understands the importance of legal precedence. She has cited many important landmark Supreme Court cases to support JAC’s core ideals of protecting women’s reproductive rights and the separation of church and state. She vows to continue the fight for those rights in Washington D.C. 

 

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
PA-6
Elected to Congress in 2018, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan is a former Air Force officer and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, whose ideals align with JAC’s core beliefs and make her a poowerful voice in Washington. Her cousin-in law was one of the EMTs responding to the Sandy Hook tragedy, so she has a personal connection to the gun violence epidemic. She wants to push for common sense gun legislation, as well as ensuring that women’s health care decisions are made between her and her doctor. Click here for more about Chrissy Houlahan.

 

Rep. Susan Wild
PA-7
Rep. Susan Wild received her B.A. from American University and her J.D. from George Washington University, and went on to work as an attorney. She supports a strong U.S.- Israel relationship, and a two-state solution. She also is committed to fighting for a woman’s right to choose. In addition to her support for women’s rights, and for Israel, she would like to see change regarding the gun violence plaguing our nation. She seeks to do this through an assault weapon ban and background checks. Click to learn more about Susan Wild.

 

Rep. David Cicilline
RI-1
Representative David Cicilline was the first openly gay mayor of a U.S. State Capital, breaking major barriers for the LGBTQ+ community. David has since been a advocate for progressive civil rights policy and the “Make It In America” agenda, encouraging American made goods. Cicilline was a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal guns with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and is staunchly pro-choice and pro-Israel.
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Rep. Lizzie Fletcher
TX-7
A native of Houston, Lizzie Fletcher began her career in law in 2006. Her work led to recognition as on of the Best Lawyers in America. A co-founder of Planned Parenthood Young Leaders, she helped recruit a new generation of leaders to fight for reproductive rights. She has also worked to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, and help young people find their voices through dance and writing. She is a strong advocate for JAC's issues.

 

Rep. Joaquin Castro
TX-20
Representative Joaquin Castro is proud to be part of a new class of Latino leaders emerging across the country, being named one of the top 50 politicians to watch in the U.S. He feels that he is truly representative of the American dream, as a second generation American. Joaquin wants to continue this legacy building what he calls the Infrastructure of Opportunity, focusing on the American school system and healthcare system. Joaquin is a key ally on women’s reproductive care and defends U.S. support of Israel. Click here for more about Joaquin Castro.

 

Gina Ortiz Jones
TX-23
Gina Ortiz Jones is a former member of the Air Force who was deployed to Iraq. She is running to represent San Antonio in Congress. She ran for this seat in 2018, but was narrowly defeated by Rep. William Hurd (R-TX), who is not running for reelection. She was the director for investment at the Office of U.S. Trade Representative and as senior advisor for trade enforcement. She is a strong supporter of women's reproductive rights.

 

Rep. Colin Allred
TX-32
Rep. Colin Allred flipped a north Texas district blue in the last election. As a successful civil rights lawyer, he understands the importance of a fight for rights in such a divided time. He stands by Planned Parenthood, and swears to combat violence against women. He also promises to help protect the U.S. – Israel relationship from outside threats, such as Iran. Domestically, he wants to protect our everyday life from the threat of gun violence.  

 

Rep. Elaine Luria
VA-2
 
Rep. Elaine Luria served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and reached the rank of commander. After retiring from the military in 2017, she founded an arts and crafts business. Elaine uses her experience in the Navy and as a small-business owner to protect our country and create an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top.  She is a pro-choice champion committed to expanding access to affordable, quality health care. Elaine is a strong advocate for women’s rights, and also strongly believes in a ban of assault weapons. Click here for more about Elaine Luria.

 

Rep. Abigail Spanberger
VA-7
Rep. Abigail Spanberger is former CIA operative who brings a special viewpoint to politics. As a former federal agent, she carried a gun with her to work. She promotes responsible gun ownership, while also promoting common sense gun legislation. She also has vast experience in foreign affairs. Her deep understanding of the Middle East makes her a much needed asset in the fight for a safe Israel – free from the threat of nuclear Iran.   Click here for more about Abigail Spanberger.

 

Rep. Jennifer Wexton
Candidate VA-10
 
 
Rep. Jennifer Wexton served almost two decades, as a prosecutor, an advocate for children, and as a legislator focusing on issues of concern to families. In Congress, Jennifer is a true advocate for women. She supports legislation that expands women’s access to quality, affordable healthcare, family planning services, and contraception, establishes paid family and medical leave programs, ends violence against women, promotes women’s involvement in STEM and political fields, and ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.