OU Advocacy in Washington

OU Executive Vice President Allen I. Fagin with other American Jewish leaders at a meeting with President Barack Obama. Mr. Fagin is seated on the right-hand side, second from the end. Courtesy of the White House/Pete Souza

OU Executive Vice President Allen I. Fagin with other American Jewish leaders at a meeting with President Barack Obama. Mr. Fagin is seated on the right-hand side, second from the end. Courtesy of the White House/Pete Souza

From left: OU Advocacy Executive Director Nathan Diament, OU Advocacy Congressional Affairs Director Miriam Harmer, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mr. Fagin.

From left: OU Advocacy Executive Director Nathan Diament, OU Advocacy Congressional Affairs Director Miriam Harmer, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mr. Fagin.

Promoting the security and welfare of Israel is a priority for OU Advocacy. Recently, OU Executive Vice President Allen I. Fagin joined other American Jewish leaders—as the sole representative of the Orthodox segment of the community—in a meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss our concerns over the proposed deal between Iran and the US and other Western powers.

Working on the domestic front as well, the OU advocates for key domestic policy issues. Mr. Fagin, together with OU Advocacy Executive Director Nathan Diament and OU Advocacy Congressional Affairs Director Miriam Harmer, met with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to discuss the new legislation OU Advocacy is spearheading to create a federal grants program to assist synagogues, schools and other nonprofits with making their buildings energy efficient.

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This article was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Jewish Action.
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