From Jews for Trump and shofar-blowing Christians to anti-white supremacy marches and IfNotNow activists, D.C. was a lively place Saturday.
The day after Evan Glass lost the Democratic primary in 2014 for a Montgomery County Council seat, friends were encouraging him to run again. But it was too soon. “I could not entertain the idea at that point in time,” said Glass, who lost to Tom Hucker in the District 5 race by some 200… Read More
An array of Jewish groups and lawmakers attacked as immoral President Donald Trump’s decision to end an Obama-era program granting protections to illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. The Trump administration said Monday that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program in six months. President Barack… Read More
Dan Helmer and Aaron Scheinberg were among the handful of Jewish cadets to graduate from West Point in 2003. They went on to serve in the early years of America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now they live just 75 miles apart — Helmer in Fairfax County and Scheinberg in Hedgesville, W. Va., population 320…. Read More
A group of Jewish Democrats, organizing to support party candidates for public office and planning to launch in October, made an early debut in the wake of President Donald Trump’s handling of the deadly white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. “To the horror of many of us, then candidate Trump pandered to… Read More
Five Jewish Democratic state legislators from Virginia are calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie to reprimand President Donald Trump for his reaction to the Unite the Right protests in Charlottesville this month that killed three and injured more than 19. The letter, dated Aug. 29, was signed by state Sens. Dick Saslaw and Adam… Read More
Emily’s List, the organization that encourages women to run for office, reported in April that inquiries from women about running for office on the local, state and national level have skyrocketed — from 900 during the 2016 election cycle to 11,000 since Donald Trump’s election as president. How many of these would-be lawmakers are Jewish… Read More
Shouting “John Delaney, you will see, Palestine will be free,” 15 demonstrators gathered on a roundabout at the intersection of Washingtonian and Rio Boulevards in Gaithersburg on July 26 to protest a bill in Congress that would prevent American companies from supporting international boycotts of Israel. The protesters were from a group of organizations that… Read More