Statement Following the Release of the Biden Administration’s Strategy to Counter Antisemitism
May 25, 2023
On Thursday, the Biden Administration released its U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, a wide-ranging plan of commitments, recommendations, and goals to address the rising tide of antisemitism across American civil society. Following the strategy’s release, David Bocarsly, JPAC’s Executive Director, released the following statement:
“We applaud the Biden administration for its strong and comprehensive strategy to combat antisemitism.
“Jewish Americans have felt our collective sense of security continue to deteriorate for several years now. It makes a huge difference, practically and psychologically, to have a coordinated approach to address the rising tide of antisemitism coming from the highest levels of our government.
“This strategy works to fight antisemitism at each stage across its lifespan: where it is learned, spread, and acted upon. It reinforces many of JPAC’s priorities in recent years, including increased funding for community security initiatives, expanding Holocaust and genocide education, stopping the spread of hate online, and incorporating Jewish American heritage and antisemitism awareness into our school curricula.
“We look forward to working with our partners in California to implement appropriate parts of this strategy at the state level and across industries and civil society in California.
“We know too that other vulnerable communities are victims to similar increases in hate-motivated harassment and violence. Armed with this plan, we’re going to double down on our coalition work to drive statewide culture and policy change to root out hate and promote equity and prosperity for all.
“We’re grateful to President Biden, Vice President Harris, and all those who helped develop this strategy for their attention and care, and for prioritizing this work at such a critical moment.”
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Contact: David Bocarsly, JPAC Executive Director, email@example.com