Rep. Maloney Condemns the Anti-Semitic Defacement of Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright’s District Office

Aug 11, 2020
Press Release
Anti-Semitic and hate crime attacks have spiked in NYC and across the country, including a recent incident at Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright’s UES Office

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), author of the Never Again Education Act, joined Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright outside of her office to condemn the anti-Semitic defacement that was discovered there earlier this morning. Standing alongside religious and community leaders, the Congresswoman released the following statement,

“Anti-Semitism, or hatred of any kind, has no place in New York City,” said Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney. “I was dismayed to learn that my friend, Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright’s, office was defaced with anti-Semitic symbols and note this morning. Unfortunately, this incident is part of an alarming spike of hate crimes and rhetoric throughout New York City and our nation. ‘One more incident’ is one incident too many, which is why I have made fighting hatred and anti-Semitism a personal mission. In May, the Senate passed my bill H.R. 943, the Never Again Education Act, to support Holocaust education in all schools across this country. The next generation of leaders must learn the horrific consequences of anti-Semitism, bigotry and hate.

"Unfortunately, COVID-19 has only exacerbated the number of hate crimes targeting the Asian American, Black, and Jewish communities, among others. My dedication to working with local elected officials and community leaders in NYC is evergreen as we all must condemn anti-Semitism and hatred where and whenever we see it. I am proud to stand with members of the community this afternoon to send a powerful message that anti-Semitism is not welcome in New York City.”

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