Take your love and commitment to Israel to the next level,
Become a CUFI Congressional Liaison.

A few years ago, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) brought our late and dear friend, Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth, to several schools in western Oregon.

As Mr. Roth concluded his story of loss, betrayal, and survival, he opened the floor for questions. A teenager asked bluntly, “How can I believe you? I’ve never heard any of this before.”

CUFI Congressional Liaisons got behind the Never Again Education Act (NAEA), legislation that provides critical resources for Holocaust education, and it passed by unanimous consent and was signed into law. Today CUFI CLs are a driving force in getting the NAEA implemented at state level departments of education to train and equip teachers and provide resources and class curriculum.

It is an important example of the relevance and impact you can make as a CUFI Congressional Liaison. CUFI’s flagship Washington, DC Summit coupled with the effectiveness of our Rapid Response Action Alerts have allowed us to play a critical role in advancing vitally important legislation in support of the US-Israel relationship.

CUFI Congressional Liaisons (CLs) bring that same impact home to the grassroots level in our states and Congressional Districts. CUFI Congressional Liaisons are our most committed members, refusing to be bystanders as anti-Semitism spills from our universities into other institutions, social media, Capitol Hill, and beyond.

Our Congressional Liaisons have made historic impacts such as being the driving force behind the passage of state-level anti-BDS Legislation, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Executive Order, the Taylor Force Act (S. 1697), as well as exposing the need to reform UNWRA and supporting continued military aid to Israel, and played a catalytic role in getting the Never Again Education Act passed into law.

As a Congressional Liaison, you will be a voice of support for Israel in a critical time. We are looking for individuals who can build strong relationships with their elected officials in support of Israel. Your steadfast support for Israel and the Jewish people and appreciation of CUFI’s mission makes you a great candidate to be part of this historic team of interveners as a CUFI Congressional Liaison in your state and district.

While CUFI grows in size and influence, we rely more than ever for our Congressional Liaisons to be the face and voice of CUFI and to represent the organization faithfully to their elected officials and their staff, and active leaders of political or community organizations in their respective areas.

It should come as no surprise that CUFI is constantly under the microscope. It is imperative that our Congressional Liaisons maintain certain standards in their actions and speech as well as adhere to certain guidelines to ensure CUFI’s continued growth as the most influential pro-Israel organization in the nation.

This means that a background check will be performed on all individuals seeking to represent CUFI as a Congressional Liaison. Information on a release to conduct a background check is described in the registration form below and will be sent to you and kept confidential by CUFI’s Human Resources Director.

Your commitment will require minimal time yet can make a significant impact in taking our message to our elected officials.

CUFI will provide several tools to keep you thoroughly prepared and equipped:

  • High-level briefing calls keeping you up to date on critical events in Israel and the Middle East, pending legislation, current talking points and positions CUFI will take on key issues
  • Closed briefing sessions at CUFI’s DC Summit and Leadership Summit
  • In-depth regional advocacy workshops

 

We are identifying several liaisons in each Congressional District to ensure we will always have a reliable contingency whenever we’re called to stand up and speak up for Israel. When multiple liaisons meet with their official together, we will defer to those liaisons with existing relationships or experience with their official to lead the meeting.

Respectfully, before completing and submitting the form below, please review the following points and protocols and confirm that you are fully comfortable with our approach.

ONE ISSUE. ONE FOCUS. CUFI is a single issue, non-conversionary, non-partisan organization: mobilizing Christian support for the Jewish State and Jewish people based on what we believe is a Biblical mandate to do so. We support Israel through prayer, educational and solidarity events. We strengthen the US-Israel relationship and ensure continued American support for the Jewish State by educating elected officials and building a bulwark against anti-Semitism in our churches, schools, and beyond.

Individuals representing CUFI as a Congressional Liaison, and meetings, messaging, or events held in CUFI’s name, must agree to adhere to Talking Points that CUFI provides. All other social-political issues that are important to you based on your Christian faith and beliefs are important enough to merit a separate meeting conducted under the auspices of you as a private citizen or your affiliation with another organization.

Thank you again for your interest in CUFI’s Congressional Liaison Initiative. Please submit the form below and a CUFI representative will contact you.

 

   

 

Spouse's name: (Spouses are automatically included in CUFI CL briefings, closed sessions, and registration discounts or benefits)

Spouse's email if different:

Spouse's Phone if different:

If you are a Pastor of an active congregation what is the name of your church and average attendance? (CUFI has additional resources and opportunities for Pastors)

I have read, understand and agree with CUFI's above statements.

I have attended the CUFI Washington DC Summit _ times.

CUFI Congressional Liaisons play a critical role making sure the office of their Member of Congress hear from CUFI and receive our policy positions. As a CUFI Congressional Liaison how likely is it that you would be able to fairly regularly attend the CUFI Washington DC Summit?

My Congressional House Member of Congress is:

During your meetings with elected officials or staff did you facilitate or participate in presenting our points and concerns?

Do you feel comfortable meeting with your officials or their staff?

Have you advocated for other causes with your elected officials before?

Have you participated in advocacy training with any organization?

Do you, or have you ever worked in the political field, served with political party groups, held elected office?

Do you have experience hosting or coordinating events, rallies, or Town Halls?

Would you be willing to host a CUFI Regional half-day Advocacy Workshop at your church?
(All program content and materials are provided by CUFI, workshops do require minimal AV support in a classroom setting)

BACKGROUND INQUIRY RELEASE REQUEST

I understand that an investigative background inquiry is to be made on myself, including, but not limited to, identity and prior address(es) verification, criminal history, driving record, consumer credit history, education verification, prior employment verification and other references, as well as other information. I understand that my information will be kept confidential and used for approval purposes to serve as a CUFI Congressional Liaison.
I request that CUFI Human Resource Department email me the background inquiry release, I will in turn complete, sign and return it to the CUFI Director of Human Resources.
I agree with the above statement:

Please briefly describe why you want to be a CUFI Congressional Liaison:

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