Urge your Representative to join the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism

Late last year, a gunman walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and murdered 11 Jews at prayer. This most lethal anti-Semitic attack in American history was a wake-up call, highlighting the fact that anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. rose nearly 60% in 2018.

At AJC, we’ve been sounding the alarm about resurgent anti-Semitism at home and abroad for nearly two decades. That’s because before Pittsburgh, there were Toulouse and Burgas… there were Copenhagen and Paris... innocent Jews killed just for being Jewish. A terrifying report commissioned by the European Union and released in December finds that 89% of European Jews say anti-Semitism has increased over the past five years. Almost 40% have considered leaving Europe for good. There is an urgent need for American attention to anti-Semitism at home and abroad, and the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism is primed for impact. Urge your Representative to join this timely and essential caucus.

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A broken window is seen at the center of the Jewish community in Rostock, northern Germany, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. German police say the Jewish community center was damaged by vandals in an apparent anti-Semitic attack. One or more suspects threw stones through several windows overnight, including a pane decorated with the star of David. (AP Photo/Thomas Haentzschel)
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Act to Combat Anti-Semitism
Dear (recipient name),

As your constituent, I am writing to encourage you to join the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism. In the wake of rising anti-Semitic incidents and rhetoric in the United States and around the globe, it is vital for Congress to exert much-needed leadership. This caucus plays a critical role in coordinating congressional efforts, such as legislation and interparliamentary engagement, to combat anti-Semitism.

As you know, anti-Semitism has seen a disturbing resurgence in the United States. Late last year, a gunman walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and murdered 11 Jews at prayer. This most lethal anti-Semitic attack in American history was a wake-up call, highlighting the fact that anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. rose nearly 60% in 2018.

The Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism — started in 2015 by Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Kay Granger (R-TX), Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Peter Roskam (R-IL) — works with government officials and diplomatic contacts to craft policies aimed at protecting Jewish communities, monitor anti-Semitic incidents, prevent radicalized young people from turning to terrorism, and educate against anti-Semitism.

I appreciate your consideration of my views on this critical matter and encourage you to join this important taskforce.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]