Congresswoman Maloney Recognizes Jewish American Heritage Month
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, which begins tomorrow, May 1.
“This May, we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month in defiance of increasing antisemitism here at home and around the globe. As we celebrate the rich tapestry of American Jews – who come from all backgrounds and all walks of life – we must stand up against this bigotry and hate that is threatening their very existence.
“To do so effectively, we need to start in our classrooms. That is why I authored H.R. 943, the Never Again Education Act, which was signed into law last year. This bill passed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support out of the House of Representatives and unanimously in the Senate, sending a clear message on the importance of Holocaust education. By providing educators with the resources they need, we can help them to teach about the Holocaust and the dangers of antisemitism, bigotry, and hate, and promote understanding. Children are not born with hate in their hearts and it is up to us to make sure they never learn it.”