Babs Gets Out the Vote

First, they bagged Ed Koch and Michael Bloomberg. Now Jewish Democrats are crowing over their biggest catch yet: Barbra Steisand.

In a video produced by the National Jewish Democratic Council, Babs go through all the Jewish-voter outreach talking points: economy, women’s rights, LGBT equality, Medicare and of course, Israel and Iran.

“Mitt Romney does not share our values,” she says, “I know Barack Obama does.”

The Streisand appeal was also sent out to Jewish voters in swing states via robo-calls this week.

Written by

Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman

Nathan Guttman staff writer, is the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Ha’aretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Contact Nathan at, or follow him on Twitter @nathanguttman

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