The African American community, with growing political influence, congressional representation, and voter turnout, is essential to the future success of the pro-Israel movement. Today’s Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is larger than it has ever been.
For the seventh year in a row, AIPAC had a significant presence at the CBC Leadership Conference. The conference brings over 20,000 existing and emerging African American leaders to Washington for a week of hundreds of political meetings, events and activities.
At this year’s AIPAC reception on September 12 to honor and thank CBC members for their support, a crowd of nearly 500 people heard Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-FL) speak in the strongest terms about their support of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Additionally, nearly 100 American Israel Education Foundation—the charitable organization affiliated with AIPAC—alumni attended, serving as ambassadors of the pro-Israel movement and expressing their gratitude to members of Congress for all they do strengthen the alliance between America and Israel.
Type: AIPAC Spotlight