Help Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06), Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Sen. Jackie Rosen (D-NV) fight antisemitism on campuses. They're asking for signatures on a letter calling on the Secretary of Education to take stronger action. Urge your Representative to join this letter by August 14th by signing below!
The Jewish Federations have for several years partnered with the Department of Education, the White House, and Congressional leaders to ramp up use of protections in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to combat rising antisemitism on campuses. A third of Jewish students report experiencing antisemitic incidents, and reports from the Department of Education show a near doubling of such cases on campuses.
While we applaud DOE’s recent efforts to tackle antisemitism, especially at places like the University of Vermont, there's more to be done. Antisemitic harassment and ostracism will continue in the fall if we don't act now.
That's why the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism instructed the Department of Education “to assist schools and community organizations in addressing antisemitism, including educating them about Title VI.” The current letter is a step forward, urging the Department to clearly outline its plans to curb campus antisemitism.
Co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Antisemitism, Representatives Manning and Smith are leading the charge and need the support of their colleagues. Please use the form below to ask your Congressional Member to sign this important letter. Your support is critical in this fight against antisemitism.
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