Anti-Semitism is at an all-time high. Let's do something about it.

With the most recent FBI report showing that 60% of hate crime attacks in 2018 were targeted against Jews and Jewish institutions, the NYPD reporting a 44% increase in anti-Semitic crimes, now is the time to take serious action and implement effective laws and policies to combat anti-Semitism and begin to stop the insidious spread of hate across the United States.

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The full Anti-Semitism Awareness Agenda 2020 is listed below under three key categories:
(1.) Increased Security Funding,
(2.) Improved Law Enforcement,
(3.) and Educate Against Hate and Intolerance.

Agenda items marked in yellow still need to be completed.

Agenda items marked in green have been completed.

Sign “Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019” into Law (H.R. 2476)
This bill establishes in the Department of Homeland Security a Nonprofit Security Grant Program, under which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall make grants to eligible nonprofit organizations for target hardening and other security enhancements to protect against terrorist attacks.

The U.S. House has presented the bill to the President for signature.
Call upon the President to immediately sign the bill into law.

Increase Funding to Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Following the anti-Semitic attacks in New York and New Jersey, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand have proposed increasing the above Federal Nonprofit Security Grant program to $360 million.

Call upon Congress to immediately consider an increase in the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

Pass State Level Domestic Terrorism Designation
The violent anti-Semitic attacks in New York and New Jersey are informally being considered as a form of domestic terrorism. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he intends to introduce a bill that would designate anti-Semitic attacks as a form of domestic terrorism.

Call upon New York Governor and legislators to introduce and pass a bill that would designate violent acts of anti-Semitism as a form of domestic terrorism.

Pass the “Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2019”
This bill authorizes domestic terrorism offices in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and requires specified steps to prevent and report on domestic terrorism.

Call upon the U.S. Congress to pass S.894 / H.R. 1931 the “Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2019”

The bill also authorizes a Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, which shall coordinate with key public safety officials to promote information sharing and ensure an effective joint effort to combat domestic terrorism.

The joint terrorism task forces of the FBI and state, local, and regional fusion centers shall each, in coordination with the committee and such offices (1) share intelligence to address domestic terrorism activities; (2) conduct an annual, intelligence-based assessment of domestic terrorism activities in their jurisdictions; and (3) formulate and execute a plan to address and combat such activities.

DOJ, the FBI, DHS, and the Department of Defense shall establish an interagency task force to combat white supremacist and neo-Nazi infiltration of the uniformed services.

Increased Patrols by Local Law Enforcement
Considering the recent violent attacks on the religious Jewish community, we urge law enforcement to consider increasing patrols in areas around synagogues and other Jewish institutions, especially on Saturdays when cell phones and other communication devices are typically not in use.

Urge local law enforcement and other municipal officials to support an increase in law enforcement presence around synagogues and other Jewish institutions

Improved Municipal Ordinances that Protect Houses of Worship and Religious Schools
Synagogues, Jewish schools, and other Jewish institutions have fallen victim to a campaign of continued harassment by individuals on social media and video platforms seeking to incite violence against Jewish individuals.

Urge local government officials to consider new or updated ordinances which will protect houses of worship and religious schools from harassment.

Pass Anti-Semitism Awareness Act
This important bill establishes a working definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Call upon the U.S. Congress to pass S.852 / H.R. 4009 the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2019”

Pass Never Again Education Act
This important legislation (S.2085/H.R.943) provides for a comprehensive federal Holocaust education program and funding which establishing institutional grants, an online repository of Holocaust education material, and a Holocaust education advisory board all to be administered by the Secretary of Education and the Department of Education.

Call upon the U.S. Congress to pass S.2085 / H.R.943 the “Never Again Education Act”

As intolerance, antisemitism, bigotry, and all forms of hate are promoted by hate groups, Holocaust education provides a context in which to learn about the danger of what can happen when hate goes unchallenged and there is indifference in the face of the oppression of others; learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an important component of the education of citizens of the United States.

Supporting expanded Holocaust education is important to increase awareness about Holocaust history, counter prejudice and discrimination, and enhance efforts to teach its universal lessons about human behavior and societal cohesion.

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