One of CUFI's great strengths is that we are a real and vibrant grassroots organization. That's pretty rare these days. So many of
the groups which claim to speak for large constituencies often
represent no one but a few professional lobbyists in Washington. But
CUFI represents millions of supporters who live in every Congressional
district across the country. When our elected officials leave
Washington and go back home to their states and districts, they find
hundreds of active CUFI members waiting to speak with them.
Congress' August recess, CUFI held a series of local events with key
lawmakers across the country that demonstrated this grassroots
One highlight was our Israel Town Hall in Idaho,
where we hosted both of Idaho’s US Senators. It's rare that both of a
state's senators show up to the same event back home, but they showed up
together for CUFI.
noteworthy were the two events we hosted with Texas Congressmen, one in
the Houston area and the other in Amarillo. What made these events
special was the fact that they were arranged at the request of the
Congressmen, who value CUFI as an important voice for their
Congress got back to work in September, they heard from us again. CUFI
members sent over 42,000 e-mails to Congress asking our lawmakers to
co-sponsor a bill to make it harder for Hezbollah to raise the funds
that fuel its terror. Shortly after our alert, the Senate passed this
And in early September, we held a very important event in Charlottesville, Virginia called My Brother’s Keeper.
As you all know, Charlottesville was the sight of an ugly neo-Nazi
demonstration that threatened the local Jewish community. As you also
know, anti-Semitism is on the rise across the country -- both on the far
right as well as the far left. So we decided to bring Jews and
Christians in Charlottesville together to take a firm stand against this
rising tide of hate. Our statement was loud and clear -- Christians
will stand side-by-side with our Jewish brethren to combat anti-Semitism
wherever it rears its ugly head.
you for being part of our mission to love and defend the Jewish people,
both here at home and abroad. We are seeing progress every month. And we could do none of this without your support and generosity.
Blessings to you and those you love,
Pastor John Hagee