National OU Leaders Meet with U.S. Leaders in D.C., Focus on Iran and Key Domestic Concerns

04 Jun 2015

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 Denis 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.

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America—through its OU Advocacy Center—brought 120 national and congregational leaders to Washington to advocate for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which helps nonprofits, such as synagogues and day schools, 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.

“Today was the most spectacular advocacy mission the Orthodox Union has had,” said Allen Fagin, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Orthodox Union, noting the number of legislators who met with delegates today and the impact the group’s presence in Washington can have on the issues.

Read more at the OU Advocacy website.