About JStreetPAC

JStreetPAC was established in 2008 as the first-ever federal political action committee (PAC) to explicitly promote American leadership to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The PAC’s goal is to demonstrate the depth and breadth of political support that exists for candidates who speak out in favor of a diplomacy-first approach to advancing US interests in the Middle East and promoting peace and security for Israel.

JStreetPAC’s Finance Committee interviews candidates for federal office about their views on issues related to American policy toward Israel and the Middle East to judge whether they align with JStreetPAC’s Policies. The JStreetPAC Board then votes on all endorsees. In deciding which candidates to endorse, the Board solely takes into account the views of candidates on issues that are of concern to the JStreetPAC.

Candidates pursuing JStreetPAC support in the 2020 election cycle will be evaluated for endorsement based on the following policy criteria:

  • Support for continued US aid to Israel

  • Support for the resumption of humanitarian and other forms of economic assistance to the Palestinian Authority and to the UN agencies that serve Palestinian refugees

  • Support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and recognition that the two-state solution, with a capital in Jerusalem for both states, is in the best interest of US & Israeli security

  • Active promotion of US leadership in achieving a two-state solution, and resolving the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts through international diplomacy

  • Support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and commitment to build upon it through further diplomacy

  • Opposition to Israeli settlement expansion activities on the West Bank that further entrench the occupation and contribute to a creeping annexation of territory

Our endorsees


Our Senate Endorsees


Sherrod Brown   Ohio
Michael Bennet   Colorado
Tammy Baldwin   Wisconsin


Catherine Cortez Masto   Nevada
Tom Carper   Delaware
Maria Cantwell   Washington


Dick Durbin   Illinois
Tammy Duckworth   Illinois


Dianne Feinstein   California


Martin Heinrich   New Mexico
Maggie Hassan   New Hampshire


Angus King   Maine
Tim Kaine   Virginia


Patrick Leahy   Vermont


Patty Murray   Washington
Chris Murphy   Connecticut
Jeff Merkley   Oregon


Jacky Rosen   Nevada


Tina Smith   Minnesota
Jeanne Shaheen   New Hampshire
Brian Schatz   Hawaii
Bernie Sanders   Vermont


Chris Van Hollen   Maryland


Sheldon Whitehouse   Rhode Island
Elizabeth Warren   Massachusetts

Our House Endorsees


Cindy Axne   IA-3
Colin Allred   TX-32
Pete Aguilar   CA-31
Alma Adams   NC-12


GK Butterfield   NC-1
Cheri Bustos   IL-17
Julia Brownley   CA-26
Suzanne Bonamici   OR-1
Lisa Blunt-Rochester   DE-AL
Earl Blumenauer   OR-3
Don Beyer   VA-8
Ami Bera   CA-7
Karen Bass   CA-37


Jason Crow   CO-6
TJ Cox   CA-21
Gerry Connolly   VA-11
Steve Cohen   TN-09
Emanuel Cleaver   MO-5
Yvette Clarke   NY-9
Katherine Clark   MA-5
Gil Cisneros   CA-39
Judy Chu   CA-27
Joaquin Castro   TX-20
Sean Casten   IL-6
Andre Carson   IN-7
Salud Carbajal   CA-24


Mike Doyle   PA-18
Lloyd Doggett   TX-35
Debbie Dingell   MI-12
Antonio Delgado   NY-19
Suzan DelBene   WA-1
Mark DeSaulnier   CA-11
Diana DeGette   CO-1
Peter DeFazio   OR-4
Danny Davis   IL-7
Susan Davis   CA-53


Dwight Evans   PA-3
Anna Eshoo   CA-18
Veronica Escobar   TX-16


Bill Foster   IL-11
Abby Finkenauer   IA-1


Raul Grijalva   AZ-3
Al Green   TX-9
Jared Golden   ME-2
Chuy Garcia   IL-4
John Garamendi   CA-3


Jared Huffman   CA-2
Katie Hill   CA-25
Denny Heck   WA-10
Josh Harder   CA-10
Deb Haaland   NM-1


Eddie Bernice Johnson   TX-30
Hank Johnson   GA-4
Pramila Jayapal   WA-7


Annie Kuster   NH-2
Ann Kirkpatrick   AZ-2
Andy Kim   NJ-3
Dan Kildee   MI-5
Ro Khanna   CA-18
Robin Kelly   IL-2
Marcy Kaptur   OH-9


Alan Lowenthal   CA-47
Zoe Lofgren   CA-19
Dave Loebsack   IA-2
John Lewis   GA-5
Mike Levin   CA-49
Barbara Lee   CA-13
Brenda Lawrence   MI-14
Jim Langevin   RI-2
Conor Lamb   PA-17


Debbie Mucarsel-Powell   FL-26
Joe Morelle   NY-25
Gwen Moore   WI-4
Jerry McNerney   CA-9
Jim McGovern   MA-2
Donald McEachin   VA-4
Dan McCready   NC-9
Betty McCollum   MN-4
Tom Malinowski   NJ-7


David Price   NC-4
Katie Porter   CA-45
Mark Pocan   WI-2
Chellie Pingree   ME-1
Scott Peters   CA-52
Ed Perlmutter   CO-7
Donald Payne Jr.   NJ-10
Chris Pappas   NH-1


Raul Ruiz   CA-36
Harley Rouda   CA-48
Cedric Richmond   LA-2
Jamie Raskin   MD-8


Jackie Speier   CA-14
Abigail Spanberger   VA-7
Adam Smith   WA-9
Elissa Slotkin   MI-8
Donna Shalala   FL-27
Kim Schrier   WA-8
Janice Schakowsky   IL-9
Mary Gay Scanlon   PA-5
Linda Sanchez   CA-38


Paul Tonko   NY-20
Mike Thompson   CA-5
Mark Takano   CA-41


Nydia Velazquez   NY-7


Jennifer Wexton   VA-10
Peter Welch   VT-AL
Bonnie Watson Coleman   NJ-12


John Yarmuth   KY-3


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