This year, IlliniPAC proudly traveled with 30 University of Illinois students to our nation’s capitol for AIPAC Policy Conference, the largest pro-Israel gathering in the country. Along with 18,000 other activists from around the world, including 4,000 college students from hundreds of other universities, we learned about why the U.S.-Israel alliance is so important, and the challenges it faces today. We heard from amazing speakers, participated in great discussions, lobbied our Members of Congress on Capitol Hill, and most of all – had a ton of fun! This was the largest (and best) U of I delegation ever. We hope that even more students will join us next year in D.C.!

Here are some of the highlights from our trip to AIPAC Policy Conference 2017, from students who tweeted at us using #IlliniPC17:

Thanks everyone for the great memories! We hope to see you next year! IlliniPAC would especially like to thank our generous supporters who allowed this trip to be all-expenses-paid for all of our students. Thank you to Illini Hillel, the Jewish United Fund of Chicago, Illini Chabad, and our wonderful donors.

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