April 30, 2021
What's On Our Mind ...
100 Days, 2022 Election, Assault Ban

President Joe Biden’s ultimate success — and our country’s — hinges on Congress. He needs a strong Democratic majority in the House and Senate to ensure that he can turn his plans into action.

Today, the Democrats have the slimmest majority in the House since the 1880s with only six seats. The Senate is evenly split. Vice President Kamala Harris can cast the tie-breaking vote, but her opportunity is limited because most bills are subject to the filibuster.

We knew our political battle was not over when Biden won the White House. Now we must work to shore up his support in Congress. 

The loss of any Congressional seat will be detrimental. Nearly two dozen JAC candidates won in 2020 with single digit percentages. Several even won by less than two percent. They are already being targeted by the GOP with negative ad campaigns. They will be facing an uphill battle to win re-election in 2022.

Upcoming Events
Special Event for Current Members Only
Discussion with
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA)
Vice-Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, House Veterans' Affairs Committee, and House Committee on Homeland Security
Thursday, May 13
4:00 pm ET | 3:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm PT
Special Event for Current Members Only
Special Discussion with
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
and House Judiciary Committee
Tuesday, May 25
6:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm PT
Special Event for Current Members Only
Congressional Update with
Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ)
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
and House Judiciary Committee
Thursday, June 3
4:00 pm ET | 3:00 pm CT | 1:00 pm PT
Upcoming Candidate Events
Join a virtual fundraiser for
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
all attendees will get a copy of her new memoir
Monday, May 17
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 10:00 am PT
Come sit with JAC at
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's
20th Annual Ultimate Women's Power Luncheon
with special guest
Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan
Friday, May 21
12:30 pm ET | 11:30 am CT | 9:30 am PT
please note JACPAC in the 'Invited By' box
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In the News
U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that the U.S. and Israel have a policy of 'no surprises.' Prime Minister Netanyahu is scrambling to form a government to prevent a fifth election in two years. Israel and Lebanon are planning on restarting maritime border talks.
According to the ADL, antisemitism barely decreased in 2020 despite COVID restrictions. The Department of Homeland Security will take steps to identify and root out extremism within its own ranks. Learn more about the lies and hypocrisy of the BDS movement.
President Biden's abortion rights stance is triggering a debate among Catholics. Although the Biden Administration has already taken steps to protect abortion, many are hoping it will go even further. Fetal heartbeat abortion laws sweeping the nation rely on emotion, not science.
Over 400 major businesses have endorsed the Equality Act, putting their support behind LGBTQ+ and civil rights. Montana Governor Greg Gianforte just signed a cruel bill that would allow "religious freedom" to harm the LGBTQ+ community. Recently, Evangelicals have been losing their climate skepticism.
The Supreme Court will hear a Second Amendment case that could gut U.S. gun laws. President Biden is urging Congress to pass gun laws. The Biden Administration have taken a handful of climate actions in its first 100 days. The reasons not to get the COVID-19 vaccine don't hold up -- they actually set the U.S. back.
Here are the four takeaways from President Biden's address to Congress. A recent poll suggests that Americans want bipartisanship, but most don't think it will happen. Chuck Schumer has a plan to pass voting rights in the Senate. Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history standing behind a president during a formal address.
Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz has passed away. His clients included Michelle Obama and Beyoncé. Elie Wiesel is memorialized with a bust at Washington National Cathedral. Here is how to celebrate Lag Ba'Omer.
The Last Word
"Life can knock us down. But in America, we never stay down. In America, we always get up. And today, that’s what we’re doing: America is rising anew. Choosing hope over fear. Truth over lies. Light over darkness."

- President Joe Biden
Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JACPAC) is a pro-Israel PAC with a domestic agenda. We support a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and advocate for reproductive health and the separation of religion and state and incorporate other issues of importance to the Jewish community, including gun violence prevention and climate change. In addition to providing financial support for U.S. Senate and House campaigns, JACPAC educates our membership with outreach events designed to inform and activate their participation in the political process.
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