November 25, 2020 
Tomorrow we face another holiday separated from our families and friends. But we must do what we can to find joy and thankfullness.

While we are still plagued by the pandemic, there is hope with promising results for a vaccine. For the Jewish community, we take pride in the selection of Tony Bliken as Secretary of State, and Alejandro Mayorkas to head DHS. Bliken and Mayorkas, who are both Jewish, have strong ties to Israel and their faith.

Biden is selecting qualified and experienced individuals to serve in his cabinet who will work to carry out his agenda that promises to improve Americans' lives and restore our world respect.

At JAC, we are thankful for your support. You partnered with us on this difficult journey as we have worked to move this country forward. We are grateful for the passion and commitment you eagerly share with us.

Your membership and support enables us to carry out our mission to ensure that Congress has leaders that will promote our values. You have also been very generous in directly supporting JAC candidates. Knowing that we can always count on you to partner with us fills us with gratitude.

This past year we have asked a lot from you. But today we aren't seeking support for JAC. Instead we are asking for those that will be hungry this Thanksgiving and in the days that follow.

The number of children who do not have enough to eat has soared in the pandemic. According to researchers, food insecurity rates have more than doubled, now impacting as many as nearly 1 out 4 households. Many are relying on food banks for the first time and have been forced to wait in line for hours for assistance.

Helping those in need is our moral, social and democratic responsibility. We are all in this together. Click here, if you can, to donate to Feeding America.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Stay home and stay safe.
Meet Congresswoman-Elect Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7)
For a Georgia Special Election Update

Tuesday December 1 
4:00 pm ET | 3:00 pm CT | 2:00 pm PT


Reverend Raphael Warnock & Jon Ossoff  -- TOGETHER

Wednesday, December 2nd
7:00 PM CT l 8:00 PM ET

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Help send Jon Ossoff (D) and Raphael Warnock (D) to the Senate on January 5th, 2021. 
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Israel Can Sleep Easy With Biden's Top Foreign Policy Picks

Following Biden's electoral victory, many ex-officials, pundits and experts qualified their answer to the question about how they thought Biden would be toward Israel, by saying much depended on whom he would surround himself with. Well now, with Biden's naming of Tony Blinken as secretary of state and Jake Sullivan as national security advisor, Israel knows some of those who will now be aiding the president on issues important to it, and the country's worst nightmares have definitely not been realized.
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Tlaib Denounces Pompeo's Decision to Recognize BDS as Antisemitic 

Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib has once again turned her attention to supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and Palestinian rights. Following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's decision to withdraw funding from groups that boycott Israel while in Israel last week, Tlaib voiced her anti-Israel concerns via Twitter, denouncing the decision as a slap in the face to the Palestinian people while encouraging the incoming presidential administration to "change course" in policy.
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Under Trump, New Anti-Abortion Rules Shook Fragile Health Systems Around the World
Around the world, countries that depend on U.S. foreign aid have scrapped or scaled back ambitious public health projects, refashioning their health systems over the past four years to comport with President Donald Trump's sweeping anti-abortion restrictions that went further than any Republican president before him. The effects have been profound: As groups scrambled to meet the administration's strict ideologically driven rules, they severed ties with health care providers that discuss abortion in any way, deleted references to abortion on websites and in sexual education curricula, and stopped discussing modern contraception for fear of forfeiting vital American aid.
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Why the GOP is So Rattled by Rev. Warnock's Faith-Based Georgia Senate Campaign
The Rev. Raphael Warnock is not just a candidate in one of the pivotal US Senate runoffs in Georgia, he's also a successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Like King, Warnock roots his call for the government to respect the God-given dignity of all people in his faith. "I'm an activist preacher," he told the Atlantic. "I don't see how I could lift up that gospel on Sunday, and then fight to get rid of health care in the richest country in the world in the middle of a global pandemic on the floor of the United States Senate."
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Biden Sees Climate Change as Security Issues, Names John Kerry to Post 

John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator and former secretary of state as climate envoy for national security. Biden's transition team made clear that it will be a prominent role, with Kerry becoming the first member of the National Security Council to focus exclusively on climate change.
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Tony Blinken: Guided by a Story of Holocaust Rescue, and an Advocate for Israel's Iron Dome

President-elect Joe Biden has picked Antony Blinken as his secretary of state - a "promotion" for Blinken, who had served as a deputy secretary of state for two years under the Obama Administration, from 2015 until he left office in January of 2017. When Blinken was nine years old, he moved to Paris after his mother got remarried to Samuel Pisar, a Bialystok-born Jew, who survived both Auschwitz and Dachau as a child. Pisar would go on to co-found Yad Vashem-France, and write about the Holocaust.
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Joe Biden's Secretary of State of Nominee Tony Blinken Once Went on 'Sesame Street' To Talk Refugees
Tony Blinken is a well-known advocate for global alliances and worked as deputy secretary of state during President Barack Obama's administration. He's got a long resume and can include among his many accomplishments a meeting with delegates from Sesame Street. Social media posters were quick to remember Blinken's 2016 visit with Grover on Sesame Street, where he talked about the importance of accepting refugees. Real talk: whatever your feelings on Blinken, Grover delivers numerous laugh-out-loud funny lines here.
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The Last Word
"When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge. Now, I have been nominated to be the DHS Secretary and oversee the protection of all Americans and those who flee persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones."

- Secretary of Homeland Security Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas
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