Democratic Majority for Israel on the 2020 campaign trail
We are working to advance Democratic candidates and a platform that echoes our Party’s strong support for the U.S.-Israel relationship.
We engaged early in the 2020 primaries working with pro-Israel Democrats around the country to attend events, ask candidates questions about their positions, and caucus and vote for candidates who reflected their values and supported our alliance with Israel.
We organized on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire, hosting activist summits, debate watch parties, and working with pro-Israel Democrats to engage in state caucuses and primaries.
We also led a coalition effort in California, along with several pro-Israel organizations, to ensure that the state Democratic Party rejected a series of anti-Israel amendments to its platform. The amendments, none of which passed, would have advanced policies that threatened the existence of Israel as a Jewish state, cut off all aid to Israel and endorsed the BDS Movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) targeting Israel. Over 850 delegates worked to defeat the amendments, along with party leaders, activists and elected officials. You can read more about our efforts here: California Democrats vote down ‘highly flawed anti-Israel’ amendment to party platform.
Check videos and photos from our work in states across the country below, or contact us at [email protected] to learn more.
Videos from candidate events:
A DMFI supporter in New Hampshire asked Mayor Pete Buttigieg about criticism of Israel that crosses the line into antisemitism.
Senator Cory Booker responds to an anti-Israel group with grace and understanding after being shouted down and heckled.
A voter asks Senator Kamala Harris: “…Would you re-enter the agreement or re-negotiate better terms?”
Videos on California’s proposed anti-Israel amendments:
DMFI Board member Sam Lauter says we need to stay united to defeat Donald Trump and reject divisive anti-Israel amendments to the California Democratic Party platform.
CA Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel with a warning about divisive amendments to the CA Democratic Party platform.