July 1, 2021 (Washington, DC) — Today, Pro-Israel America (PIA) and Pro-Israel America PAC, the largest bipartisan pro-Israel PAC in the country, announced new endorsements for 22 pro-Israel candidates – 13 Democrats and 9 Republicans.
“Against the backdrop of last month’s violent rocket attacks on Israel and the surge in antisemitism that is playing out in this country and around the world, Pro-Israel America is ramping up our critical work of electing pro-Israel members into Congress.” said PIA executive director Jeff Mendelsohn. “Today, Pro-Israel America is proud to announce 22 new endorsements, all of whom are proven leaders on issues related to the U.S.-Israel relationship and many of whom are already facing anti-Israel opponents and challengers.”
Pro-Israel America endorsed Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and 21 House candidates, including Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA), Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Daniel Hernandez (D-AZ), French Hill (R-AR), Young Kim (R-CA), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Susie Lee (D-NV), Kathy Manning (D-NC), Peter Meijer (R-MI), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Brad Schneider (D-IL), Norma Torres (D-CA), Fred Upton (R-MI), Juan Vargas (D-CA), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
These 22 candidates bring Pro-Israel America’s total list of 2022 Congressional endorsements to 54, including 29 Democrats and 25 Republicans. Pro-Israel America also endorsed Shontel Brown (D-OH), who is running in the open-seat Ohio 11th district special election congressional race vacated by former Congresswoman and now Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge.
Pro-Israel America’s 170,000 and growing grassroots membership base proved during the 2020 election cycle that support for the U.S.-Israel relationship continues to run deep in both parties, and makes for good politics as well as good policy. Pro-Israel America helped elect 70 pro-Israel members of Congress in 2020 including 39 Democrats and 31 Republicans. More than 90 percent of Pro-Israel America’s endorsed candidates in the November 2020 elections won their congressional races. In total, Pro-Israel America raised over $3 million for pro-Israel candidates in the 2020 election cycle, propelling them to victory in closely contested elections.