OU Leaders ‘Work the Hill’ on Mission to Washington

JLNJ Staff

June 11, 2015

The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center brought 120 national and congregational leaders to Washington to advocate for several pressing national and international concerns.

The group met with senators, congressmen, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. The OU members expressed their support for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which helps synagogues and day schools as well as other institutional organizations make their buildings more secure; the proposed Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act, which will help nonprofits make their buildings more energy efficient and lower their operating costs and the advancement of Israel’s security.

With less than a month remaining until the June 30 deadline for a deal between the U.S. and its allies and the Iranian regime, U.S. Senators and Representatives as well as White House Chief of Staff McDonough insisted—throughout Wednesday’s Orthodox Union Leadership Mission in Washington, D.C.—that any deal with Iran must be verifiable and prevent the regime from developing nuclear weapons.

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