In answer to an unprecedented advocacy effort that included thousands of schoolchildren, hundreds of union members and groups that represented hundreds of non-public schools, state leaders gave assurances that the Education Investment Tax Credit would be included in the state budget approved at the end of March.
Today, the White House made known that President Obama is preparing to issue an Executive Order prohibiting Federal contractors from considering sexual orientation in their employment decisions.
Walking through the halls of the Pennsylvania statehouse on Wednesday, 300 members of Pennsylvania’s Jewish community, including 200 high school students, conveyed to legislators how indispensable the Commonwealth’s tax credit programs and the security legislation are for Jewish day schools. The advocacy mission to Harrisburg was organized by the Pennsylvania team of OU Advocacy, the Orthodox Union’s non-partisan public policy arm.
Statement from Nathan Diament, Executive Director for Public Policy - Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.
More than 500 members of the Maryland Jewish community attended OU Advocacy-MD’s inaugural legislative breakfast on Sunday to discuss educational affordability with 50 elected officials and candidates running for office. The breakfast was held at Beth Shalom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Potomac, Md.
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America - the nation's largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization - denounced the formation of a "unity government" by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.
The OU Advocacy Center is working with our allies in Congress and key coalition partners to obtain funding for the federal Nonprofit Security Grants Program (“NSGP”) that delivers important assistance to so many of our community’s shuls and schools.
The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Orthodox Jewish organizations on the issue of whether Florida may avoid the obligation to provide kosher food in its prisons to religiously observant inmates on the ground that providing kosher meals to anyone … Continued
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Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – welcomed the statement of the Government of Iraq, made through its Ambassador in Washington, DC, of its intention to “extend the period which the [Iraqi Jewish Archive] Exhibit may remain in the United States.”