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Marc R. Stanley
Marc R. Stanley is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the National Jewish Democratic Council, which strives to educate American Jews across the country about the differences between their political candidates on issues of concern to them, particularly focusing on protecting reproductive rights, the separation of church and state and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

Marc is a founding and current partner of Stanley, Mandel & Iola, L.L.P. and served on the Credential Committee of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Marc is on the Board of the Foundation for Jewish Culture, a partner of Democracy Alliance, and a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional, Senate and National Committees.

Marc served on the National Finance Council for the Edwards Campaign in 2008 and has been actively involved in fundraising for each Democratic Presidential nominee since 1987. In 2006, Marc served as President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and has been active in the American Jewish Congress, serving as the National Vice President from 1990 to 1992.

Marc received a BBA from the George Washington University in 1979 and a J.D. from the University Texas School of Law in 1982. He and his wife Wendy have three children and currently reside in Dallas, TX.

Entries by Marc R. Stanley

Immigration Reform -- Creating Prosperity While Holding True to Our Values

(6) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 1:45 PM

Our immigration system fails to meet the needs of American businesses and immigrant families, ultimately hindering America's ability to compete in the global economy. A majority of Americans agree that establishing a pathway to permanent legal status for undocumented workers is right and just. For Jews, the Torah...

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The Not-So Swift Boating of Obama on Israel

(21) Comments | Posted June 6, 2011 | 3:20 PM

My own brother fell for it. Over the Memorial Day weekend, he asked me why President Obama threw Israel under the bus. I asked him what he meant. He said he could not understand why Obama insisted that Israel had to accept pre-'67 borders. I told him that the President...

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NJDC to American Jewish Community: If You Care About Iran, Help Pass START Now

(14) Comments | Posted November 18, 2010 | 3:52 PM

So many in the American Jewish community - reflecting Israel's leaders - are rightly gravely concerned about the dangers posed by Iran. Indeed Iran has become the foremost issue on the pro-Israel agenda. What if there was a measure with bipartisan support facing the United States Senate that could help...

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A Vote for Boxer is a Vote for Energy Independence and Jobs

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2010 | 11:25 AM

Jewish voters in California have a number of reasons to go to the polls November 2 to re-elect Senator Barbara Boxer. Among these is her leadership in bolstering U.S. energy independence and creating new job growth in the clean-tech energy sector for Californians.

The American Jewish Committee has identified energy...

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Hubbub About a Snub -- The Truth About Obama and Netanyahu

(8) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 1:23 PM

I recently had the pleasure of attending a dinner hosted by Israel's Ambassador to the United States, his Excellency Michael Oren. The dinner itself honored Democratic National Committee Chairman Governor Tim Kaine and served as a way for Ambassador Oren to emphasize the strong, bi-partisan nature of support...

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A Truly Bipartisan White House Hanukkah Party

(7) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 1:40 PM

Who in the Jewish community would have the chutzpah to complain about a White House Hanukkah party? Highly partisan Jewish Republicans.

Are you shocked? I'm not.

It's typical of President Barack Obama's partisan critics to attack this administration for a wide array of reasons -- from...

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The Chutzpah of Obama's Jewish Critics

(49) Comments | Posted July 31, 2009 | 6:15 PM

President Barack Obama and his administration have undertaken an unprecedented effort to reach out to the Jewish community. The president has made moving the Middle East toward peace a priority and has spoken of the "unbreakable" bond we share with Israel. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Iran's pursuit of...

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Obama's First 100 Days: A Jewish Perspective

(2) Comments | Posted April 28, 2009 | 12:08 PM

During his first 100 days in office, the American Jewish community has already taken great pleasure with the performance of President Barack Obama. He has begun to develop a deep and substantive relationship with the Jewish community by, among other things, hosting the first presidential Seder, creating strong outreach...

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Durban II: Stop Reading Between the Lines

(7) Comments | Posted April 19, 2009 | 5:27 PM

It is not worth responding to most of the predictable, simple minded attacks of some Republicans, but this one is too good to pass up.

This week, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) attacked President Barack Obama for "flip-flopping" on U.S. participation at the U.N. Conference on Racism in...

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Obama's Right Wing Critics: Take a Chill Pill

(4) Comments | Posted April 2, 2009 | 3:55 PM

President Barack Obama's right wing critics in the Jewish community need to take a chill pill. Jewish Republicans continue to look for any sign that the President is somehow anti-Israel. This week is no exception, as Matt Brooks of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) called on Obama "to...

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Why Jews Overwhelmingly Support Obama

(46) Comments | Posted March 25, 2009 | 11:13 AM

The American Jewish community has a well-documented history of supporting Democratic administrations and 78% of Jewish voters pulled the lever for candidate Barack Obama last November. In the first few months of our new administration, the latest poll of the Jewish community shows that American Jews continue to...

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Outrage Over Republican Op-Ed in L.A. Jewish Journal

(26) Comments | Posted November 21, 2008 | 11:35 AM

In response to a piece titled, “Dear Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin: I apologize for the Jewish vote for Obama,” I wrote a letter to the editor and a Huffington Post piece titled, “No Apologies to Coulter, Hannity, et al.”

It seems that I was not the...

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No Apologies to Coulter, Hannity, et al.

(45) Comments | Posted November 17, 2008 | 9:10 AM

Dear President-elect Obama,

I am sorry.

Keenly aware of your avid attention to the opinion pages of the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, I am sure you paid special attention to the open apology letter to Senator John McCain authored this week by Dean Rotbart....

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This Year's Jewish Vote

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2008 | 3:43 PM

This year, once again, the Jewish community overwhelmingly supported the Democratic nominee for President. With the election of Barack Obama, Jewish voters selected a candidate who, despite an unprecedented smear campaign, represents the values of our community. This year, we also heard the all-too-familiar claims that the Republican nominee...

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Palin is No Winner with the Jewish Community

(14) Comments | Posted September 5, 2008 | 7:13 PM

Over the last week there has been a lot of talk about Senator John McCain's newly picked running mate Governor Sarah Palin and the Jewish community. Wednesday, I published an op-ed for The Jerusalem Post titled, "Sarah Palin and the Jewish community." The choice of Palin as McCain's Vice...

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Obama's Trip to Israel, McCain Supporters Seek Mystical Sign

(11) Comments | Posted July 22, 2008 | 8:01 PM

Senator Barack Obama's trip to Israel today marks a good time for American Jews to sit back and perform a thorough and objective analysis of how a President Obama would treat the U.S.-Israel relationship. Unfortunately, what we are seeing from the right-wing is not objective analysis, but rather a frantic...

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