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

B

Tammy Baldwin   Wisconsin
Michael Bennet   Colorado
Sherrod Brown   Ohio

C

Maria Cantwell   Washington
Tom Carper   Delaware
Catherine Cortez Masto   Nevada

D

Tammy Duckworth   Illinois
Dick Durbin   Illinois

F

Dianne Feinstein   California

H

Maggie Hassan   New Hampshire
Martin Heinrich   New Mexico
John Hickenlooper   Colorado

K

Tim Kaine   Virginia
Mark Kelly   Arizona
Angus King   Maine

L

Patrick Leahy   Vermont
Ben Ray Lujan   New Mexico

M

Ed Markey   Massachusetts
Jeff Merkley   Oregon
Chris Murphy   Connecticut
Patty Murray   Washington

O

Jon Ossoff   Georgia

R

Jacky Rosen   Nevada
Tim Ryan   Ohio

S

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

V

Chris Van Hollen   Maryland

W

Raphael Warnock   Georgia
Elizabeth Warren   Massachusetts
Sheldon Whitehouse   Rhode Island

Our House Endorsees

A

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

B

Karen Bass   CA-37
Ami Bera   CA-7
Don Beyer   VA-8
Sanford Bishop   GA-2
Earl Blumenauer   OR-3
Lisa Blunt-Rochester   DE-AL
Suzanne Bonamici   OR-1
Carolyn Bourdeaux   GA-7
Jamaal Bowman   NY-16
Julia Brownley   CA-26
Cheri Bustos   IL-17
GK Butterfield   NC-1

C

Salud Carbajal   CA-24
Andre Carson   IN-7
Matt Cartwright   PA-8
Sean Casten   IL-6
Joaquin Castro   TX-20
Judy Chu   CA-27
David Cicilline   RI-01
Jessica Cisneros   28
Gil Cisneros   CA-39
Katherine Clark   MA-5
Yvette Clarke   NY-9
Emanuel Cleaver   MO-5
James Clyburn   SC-6
Steve Cohen   TN-09
Gerry Connolly   VA-11
Joe Courtney   CT-2
Jason Crow   CO-6

D

Sharice Davids   KS-3
Danny Davis   IL-7
Peter DeFazio   OR-4
Diana DeGette   CO-1
Rosa DeLauro   CT-3
Suzan DelBene   WA-1
Antonio Delgado   NY-19
Mark DeSaulnier   CA-11
Debbie Dingell   MI-12
Lloyd Doggett   TX-35
Mike Doyle   PA-18

E

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

F

Teresa Leger Fernandez   NM-3
Bill Foster   IL-11

G

John Garamendi   CA-3
Chuy Garcia   IL-4
Perry Gershon *   1
Al Green   TX-9
Raul Grijalva   AZ-3

H

Josh Harder   CA-10
Jahana Hayes   CT-05
Jared Huffman   CA-2

J

Sara Jacobs   CA-53
Pramila Jayapal   WA-7
Hank Johnson   GA-4
Mondaire Jones   NY-17

K

Marcy Kaptur   OH-9
Bill Keating   MA-09
Robin Kelly   IL-2
Ro Khanna   CA-18
Dan Kildee   MI-5
Derek Kilmer   WA-6
Andy Kim   NJ-3
Annie Kuster   NH-2

L

Jim Langevin   RI-2
Barbara Lee   CA-13
Andy Levin   MI-9
Mike Levin   CA-49
Zoe Lofgren   CA-19
Carolyn Long   WA-3
Alan Lowenthal   CA-47

M

Tom Malinowski   NJ-7
Betty McCollum   MN-4
Donald McEachin   VA-4
Jim McGovern   MA-2
Jerry McNerney   CA-9
Gregory Meeks   NY-5
Gwen Moore   WI-4
Joe Morelle   NY-25
Seth Moulton   MA-6

N

Jerry Nadler   NY-10
Richard Neal   MA-1
Joe Neguse   CO-2
Marie Newman   IL-3

P

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

R

Jamie Raskin   MD-8
Raul Ruiz   CA-36

S

Linda Sanchez   CA-38
Mary Gay Scanlon   PA-5
Janice Schakowsky   IL-9
Kim Schrier   WA-8
Elissa Slotkin   MI-8
Adam Smith   WA-9
Abigail Spanberger   VA-7
Jackie Speier   CA-14
Melanie Stansbury   NM-01
Eric Swalwell   CA-15

T

Mark Takano   CA-41
Mike Thompson   CA-5
Paul Tonko   NY-20
Lori Trahan   03

V

Nydia Velazquez   NY-7

W

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

Y

John Yarmuth   KY-3

 

* Primary approved candidate. StreetPAC’s “Primary Approved” designation is awarded to candidates competing in a contested primary who have shown electoral viability and substantive alignment with J Street’s pro-Israel, pro-peace agenda. One or more candidates from the same primary can be awarded JStreetPAC’s “Primary Approved” designation, with the eventual winner considered for a full endorsement.

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