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 2024 election cycle will be evaluated for endorsement based on the following policy criteria:

  • Support for pluralistic, non-discriminatory democracy and the rule of law in the United States and Israel, and to vocally protect these values when they are acted against.

  • Commitment to Israel’s security and support for US aid to Israel.

  • Support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a commitment to preserving conditions for peace. This includes opposing incitement, any unilateral annexation of West Bank territory, and acts that entrench the occupation like settlement expansion.

  • Support for robust humanitarian aid and other forms of economic assistance to the Palestinians; and to the UN agencies that serve Palestinian refugees.

  • Opposition to the Iranian regime’s malign activities against its own people and Israel, as well as support for diplomacy as the preferred means of preventing it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

Our endorsees

 

Our Senate Endorsees

F

Dianne Feinstein   California

L

Barbara Lee   California

P

Katie Porter   California

S

Adam Schiff   California

Our House Endorsees

A

Pete Aguilar   CA-31

B

Ami Bera   CA-7
Julia Brownley   CA-26

C

Salud Carbajal   CA-24
Judy Chu   CA-27

D

Mark DeSaulnier   CA-11

E

Anna Eshoo   CA-18

G

John Garamendi   CA-3

H

Josh Harder   CA-10
Jared Huffman   CA-2

J

Sara Jacobs   CA-53

K

Sydney Kamlager-Dove   CA-37
Ro Khanna   CA-18

L

Mike Levin   CA-49
Zoe Lofgren   CA-19

P

Nancy Pelosi   CA-12
Scott Peters   CA-52

R

Raul Ruiz   CA-36

S

Linda Sanchez   CA-38
Eric Swalwell   CA-15

T

Mark Takano   CA-41
Mike Thompson   CA-5

 

* 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, pro-democracy 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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See how our endorsees fared on Election Night 2020 and check out our polling of the American Jewish community.