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AIPAC Hosts Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Reception in Washington

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