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PRO-ISRAEL AMERICA ENDORSES 2020 HOUSE CANDIDATE CONGRESSMAN GREGORY MEEKS
January 27, 2020, WASHINGTON DC – Today, Pro-Israel America, a nation-wide grassroots network dedicated to helping elect pro-Israel members of Congress, announced its endorsement for 2020 House of Representatives candidate Gregory Meeks (D-NY).
“At this critical moment, we need to ensure our members of Congress understand the importance of our strategic alliance and will work to protect both our countries. Pro-Israel America is endorsing Representative Gregory Meeks because he understands Israel’s important role as America’s ally and as a homeland for the Jewish people,” said Jeff Mendelsohn, Executive Director of Pro-Israel America. “Rep. Meeks has been a strong champion of the U.S.-Israel alliance, while his primary opponent has made clear that he supports efforts to boycott the Jewish state and reduce security assistance to Israel, even in the face of a hostile Iran and ongoing terror attacks.”
Pro-Israel America works to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship by promoting the election of pro-Israel candidates to Congress. As 2020 Congressional races intensify across the country, Pro-Israel America is committed to bringing support from our grassroots advocacy network directly to the elections that matter most to the pro-Israel community.
Congressman Meeks is running for re-election in New York’s 5th district, a seat which he has held since 2013. Rep. Meeks has been a dedicated supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship. He has co-sponsored legislation condemning the BDS movement and consistently supports vital security assistance to Israel.
Pro-Israel America endorses candidates from both sides of the aisle, now totaling thirty-five candidates, including 15 Republicans and 20 Democrats who are strong advocates for the U.S-Israel alliance.
Pro-Israel America’s 2020 Congressional election endorsements include: Republican Senators Susan Collins, Joni Ernst, Cory Gardner, Lindsay Graham, Jim Risch and Ben Sasse, and Democratic Senators Chris Coons, Doug Jones and Gary Peters. Endorsements for Democratic House of Representatives candidates include Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Representatives, Henry Cuellar, Ted Deutch, Eliot Engel, Josh Gottheimer, Ted Lieu, Elaine Luria, Dan Lipinski, Carolyn Maloney, Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng, Stephanie Murphy, Tom O’Halleran, Brad Schneider, David Scott, Brad Sherman and Juan Vargas. Endorsements for Republican House of Representatives candidates include Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representatives Don Bacon, Steve Chabot, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kay Granger, Brian Mast, Michael McCaul, Joe Wilson and Lee Zeldin.
Pro-Israel America is a growing national network of grassroots activists. We work to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship through promoting and supporting the election of pro-Israel candidates to federal office on both sides of the aisle; educating voters about significant races and candidates’ support for Israel; and creating a simple, accessible online portal where members can make pro-Israel campaign contributions. Visit our website, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and become a member to receive email updates.