CUFI Welcomes Favorable SFRC Recommendation of Pompeo Nomination
April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON – After an intensive multi-day grassroots campaign and lobbying effort, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s favorable recommendation of Mike Pompeo’s nomination to serve as Secretary of State.
“Our members and staff did an amazing job working to ensure Mike Pompeo’s nomination would move forward. He is the right man for the job and will make an exemplary Secretary of State,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.
Since launching their effort last week, CUFI action alerts drove tens-of-thousands of emails and phone calls to Senate offices in support of Pompeo’s nomination. The organization also engaged on the issue on social media and through its Washington office.
“We looked at senators whose constituents we felt would be most supportive of Mr. Pompeo’s nomination and identified seven senators who had not yet taken a position on the issue, and then communicated directly with those offices at all levels of our organization. Of those, five have come out in favor of the nominee, and we are still waiting to hear from two,” explained CUFI Action Fund Senate Director Alexandria Paolozzi.
“We applaud Sen. Flake and Sen. Paul for giving thoughtful consideration to the nominee. We also look forward to Senators Heitkamp, Donnelly and Manchin standing up to their party’s line and supporting the President’s nominee. Based on the current whip count, we are confident that Mr. Pompeo will be confirmed by the full Senate, in bipartisan fashion,” added CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.
The CUFI Action Fund is a non-profit 501 (c) (4), bipartisan organization dedicated to ensuring the millions of Christian Zionists across the country have their voices heard in our nation’s capital each-and-every day. To learn more please visit www.cufiactionfund.org.
With more than 4 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country. And each July, thousands of pro-Israel Christians gather in Washington, D.C. to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit and make their voices heard in support of Israel and the Jewish people.