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Virginia Election Shows Why Democrats Must Pass Biden's Recovery Plan

This moment demands bold progressive action that meaningfully improves people’s lives, and Democrats must deliver.


Bend the Arc: Jewish Action released the following statement on Wednesday in response to yesterday's election results in Virginia:

"Terry McAuliffe's loss in Virginia shows why passing a robust recovery plan should be the top priority for Congressional Democrats," said Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Washington Director of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action. "This moment demands bold progressive action that meaningfully improves people's lives. Voters gave Democrats control of Congress and the White House last year in order to pass the broadly popular policies contained in President Biden's Build Back Better plan - including historic investments in quality care and education for our children, affordable medicine for our families, and clean air and water for future generations. Democrats must deliver on those promises of a country where we all belong and can all thrive, or risk opening the door for Republicans like Glenn Youngkin to win power through antisemitic scapegoating and racist fear-mongering which divides voters and puts our communities at risk. If Democrats want to keep their majorities in Congress next year, they should listen to the progressive champions pushing for a strong Build Back Better plan that lifts everyone up today while investing in our shared future."

Bend the Arc is where progressive American Jews join together to fight for justice and equality for all. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on progressive social change in the United States.

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