Jewish Democrats organize effort to encourage Hillary Clinton presidential run

The “Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary” website. Credit: Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary.

( Jewish Democratic activists have organized an effort to encourage Hillary Clinton—the former first lady, U.S. senator, and secretary of state—to run for president in 2016.

Leading Jewish Democrats Marc Stanley, Fran Katz Watson, and Steve Rabinowitz are behind “Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary” and its website. The initiative—a constituency group of the broader “Ready for Hillary” effort—seeks to “organize and activate Jewish Americans to volunteer, speak out and give and raise money to the premier effort encouraging the would-be campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton,” according to a press release.

“We love [Hillary Clinton]. It’s that simple. We want her to be president. And now, we have one more way to show her that we want her to run,” said Rabinowitz, a former White House press aide for President Bill Clinton.

Posted on June 5, 2014 .