Hate speech and hate crimes are on the rise. Click here to urge Congress and the Trump administration to condemn anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and bigotry.
Acts of harassment, vandalism, and assault against Jewish people have skyrocketed in recent years. On October 27, 2018, Shabbat worshipers were massacred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; on April 27, 2019, a gunman killed one person and injured many at the Chabad of Poway, California. In 2015, 941 anti-Semitic incidents were reported, but in 2016, they totaled 1,267. And in 2017, 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents occurred in the United States—a 57% increase. (Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents: Year in Review 2017)
The Jewish people are not the only victims of hate. Indeed, violence against other communities—such as people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, Sikhs, and Muslims—has been on the rise as well.
Our government should make it clear that it does not condone this culture of hatred and violence. Click here to tell your political representatives to visibly and consistently act to delegitimize anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and other bigotry.
Words are not enough to solve hate-related violence—our government must act, too. Tell Congress to pass legislation that will make America safe again.
Here is a list of common-sense policies that Congress should adopt to help prevent gun violence and save lives:
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