Schools Albany Refuses to Help

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.
Read More Posted at June 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq encouraged participants in OU Advocacy-PA’s mission to Harrisburg to advocate for all the school programs Pennsylvania offers.

OU Advocacy-PA Brings Delegation of 300 to Harrisburg to Advocate for EITC, OSTC and Other Key Funding for PA Jewish Day Schools

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.
Read More Posted at June 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Nonprofit Security Grants Effort for 2015 Underway

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.
Read More Posted at May 30, 2014 at 11:57 am

Orthodox Union Welcomes Extension of Iraqi Jewish Archives in the United States

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.”
Read More Posted at May 14, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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