AIPAC Campus Initiatives

2015 Post-Mobilization Fall Initiatives

Leadership development has updated its three Fall Campus Initiatives to facilitate AIPAC campus activists' transition from their all-out campaign to block the Iran deal to the vital education, engagement, and mobilization work that must now be done in the aftermath of that effort. The initiatives are as follows:

Educate the Campus

AIPAC-trained students are uniquely positioned to engage their peers and provide a steady stream of reliable information to tomorrow’s political leaders. This semester, AIPAC campus activists will continue to educate the campus on the threat of Iran to American interests and allies and on the importance of maintaining a strong US-Israel relationship. The activists will do so by:

  • Posting opinion pieces in campus and social media
  • Briefing key student organizations and constituencies
  • Developing campus-specific campaigns to spread awareness

Engage the Grassroots

In order to demonstrate broad, grassroots student support for strengthening the US-Israel alliance and enhancing Israel's security posture, this semester AIPAC-trained activists will circulate petitions online and on campus. By composing a statement that resonates with their peers, AIPAC activists will engage fellow students in a meaningful and compelling way. In the process they will recruit significant numbers of additional advocates to their cause. Once student have signed the petition, activists will:

  • Publish the petition via traditional and social media
  • Share the petition with campus leaders
  • Present the petition to members of Congress during district office visits 

Mobilize the Base

Pro-Israel students will continue to demonstrate to American policymakers that a strong US-Israel relationship is a vital national interest. By activating a bipartisan network of articulate student advocates, this fall AIPAC-trained activists will increase their impact on legislation. AIPAC student activists will mobilize the broadest possible coalition on campus to influence their member of Congress. They will:

  • Deliver Leadership Statements to Congressional offices
  • Lobby on Capitol Hill and in Congressional district offices
  • Utilize AIPAC NGauge to maximize, measure, and track their personal impact and political influence