Progressive Groups Urge Democrats to Reject AIPAC Funding Amid Israeli ‘Assault on Gaza’

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A coalition of progressive groups, including Justice Democrats, the Working Families Party, and the Democratic Socialists of America, among others, has called on Democrats to reject political donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The coalition cited AIPAC’s aggressive targeting of progressives critical of Israel, particularly in light of the recent conflict in Gaza, where thousands of Palestinians have been killed.

The coalition’s statement comes amid reports that AIPAC is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars on the 2024 elections, with top contributors including Republican Party megadonors.

AIPAC Funding Group (Credits: yurelehand)

The groups are urging members of Congress to sign a pledge to not accept AIPAC money, similar to how many Democrats have rejected donations from groups like the NRA.

In response, AIPAC defended its political activity, stating that its sole criteria for evaluating candidates is their position on strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. The organization claims to be bipartisan but has faced criticism for its support of primarily Democratic candidates in recent years.

The Reject AIPAC coalition said it would launch a lobbying effort and a seven-figure electoral defense campaign to support members of Congress targeted by AIPAC. They also plan to release the names of lawmakers who pledge not to accept AIPAC money in the coming weeks.

A coalition of progressive groups, including Justice Democrats, the Working Families Party, and the Democratic Socialists of America, among others, has called on Democrats to reject political donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The coalition cited AIPAC’s aggressive targeting of progressives critical of Israel, particularly in light of the recent conflict in Gaza, where thousands of Palestinians have been killed.

AIPAC Funding Group (Credits: Jewish Voice for Peace)

The coalition’s statement comes amid reports that AIPAC is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars on the 2024 elections, with top contributors including Republican Party megadonors.

The groups are urging members of Congress to sign a pledge to not accept AIPAC money, similar to how many Democrats have rejected donations from groups like the NRA.

In response, AIPAC defended its political activity, stating that its sole criteria for evaluating candidates is their position on strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship. The organization claims to be bipartisan but has faced criticism for its support of primarily Democratic candidates in recent years.

The Reject AIPAC coalition said it would launch a lobbying effort and a seven-figure electoral defense campaign to support members of Congress targeted by AIPAC. They also plan to release the names of lawmakers who pledge not to accept AIPAC money in the coming weeks.

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