Posted on May 11, 2016
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March 24 marked the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Congressional Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism.
Co-sponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Kay Granger (R-Texas), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), the task force has been successful at providing educational opportunities about and raising awareness of the threat of contemporary anti-Semitism for their cohorts in Congress.
The taskforce recently cosponsored a resolution, H.Res. 130, “to express the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and to encourage greater cooperation with the European governments, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in preventing and responding to anti-Semitism.” The resolution passed the House unanimously in November.
Let your Member of Congress know that anti-Semitism is a growing threat to Jews around the world. Urge them to join the taskforce and to support its members in their fight against anti-Semitism.