After Pittsburgh, Protect Vulnerable Jewish Communities

Following the recent tragic killing of 11 worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, organizations and individuals across the country responded immediately with solidarity and support. AJC’s #ShowUpForShabbat calls on Jews and non-Jews around the world to flock to synagogues for Shabbat services in a powerful demonstration of decency, civility, mutual respect, and unity. But to turn solidarity into solutions, congressional action is urgently needed.

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Following Pittsburgh, Turn Solidarity into Solutions
Dear (recipient name),

As your constituent, I write today regarding three important bills to combat anti-Semitism. Following the horrific attack which killed eleven worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, congressional action addressing rising anti-Semitism is urgently needed.

H.R.1486, the Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act, importantly seeks to expand the scope of nonprofit security grants beyond large urban areas, a step that was included in last year’s spending bill, but not in a manner that permanently authorizes the program in law. Senate passage of H.R. 1486 would permanently authorize and expand the program and underscore the importance of funding it at the highest possible levels as Congress works to complete this year’s spending bill. Swift enactment of H.R. 1486 and fully funding the nonprofit grant security program in the FY19 DHS appropriations bill will help all Americans feel safer in their places of worship and practice their faith without fear.

In too many areas around the world—especially parts of Europe—ongoing, systemic problems threaten the security of Jewish communities. S.198, the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act, and S.1292, the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, will advance U.S. global leadership in combating anti-Semitism and help secure vulnerable Jewish communities. Both bills were passed by the House and await a vote in the Senate.

Anti-Semitism contradicts the fundamental values shared by the U.S. and our allies. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to combat anti-Semitism and hate crimes, and to promote pluralism worldwide

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]