Maury Litwack, the director of state political affairs at the Orthodox Union, has over fourteen years of public policy and political experience. In his role at the Orthodox Union, Maury develops and implements state-by-state advocacy plans for the OU’s many communities around the country. Prior to working with the Orthodox Union, Maury served as a policy staffer for two members of Congress and helped launch the Washington lobbying office of Miami Dade-County, the sixth largest county in the country.
Maury’s efforts are currently focused on education reform and tuition affordability. In 2012, OU Advocacy-NY and the Teach NYS initiative merged to consolidate resources. OU-Teach NYS focuses on advocating for the needs of the non-public school community in New York. Maury is a critical member of the OU-Teach NYS team.
In the battle for tuition affordability, Maury has engaged tens of thousands of community members in grassroots advocacy, created coalitions of opinion leaders and elected officials and crafted impactful media campaigns. Last year, Maury’s leadership helped the OU secure tens of millions of dollars in local, state and federal funding across the country.