Hadassah Statement on Never Again Education Act Gaining Majority Co-Sponsorship in US Senate

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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NEW YORK, NY - Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman released the following joint statement today after seven new co-sponsors signed onto the Never Again Education Act (S. 2085) so far this month, bringing the total number of co-sponsors joining lead sponsor Senator Jacky Rosen to 54.

The bill establishes a new federal program and fund to award Holocaust education grants to educational institutions around the country offering classes, resources, teacher training, and field trips to all students. “Over half of the US Senate has signed onto the bipartisan Never Again Education Act, sending a clear and strong message that hate and intolerance run contrary to our American values. Hadassah thanks Senator Rosen and the 54 co-sponsors of the Never Again Education Act for their firm commitment to pushing back against anti-Semitism and extremism and building a safer, more tolerant society for future generations. “A recent survey shows that Americans are forgetting about the Holocaust, opening the door for anti-Semitic rhetoric and actions to re-emerge in the mainstream. Ending bigotry and hatred begins with education. The Never Again Education Act will provide funding to equip educators with the resources for training and materials they need to ensure that comprehensive Holocaust education is made available in our schools. We will continue working with Members of Congress to ensure that this bill is passed and signed into law.”

Senators supporting the Never Again Education Act (S. 2085) to date:

Sen. Rosen, Jacky (D-NV) * sponsor
Sen. Cramer, Kevin (R-ND) * original co-sponsor
Sen. Rubio, Marco (R-FL) * original co-sponsor
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard (D-CT) * original co-sponsor
Sen. McSally, Martha (R-AZ)           
Sen. Wyden, Ron (D-OR)
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood (D-NH)           
Sen. Boozman, John (R-AR)           
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. (D-CO)
Sen. Daines, Steve (R-MT)             
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. (I-ME)       
Sen. Roberts, Pat (R-KS) 
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. (D-PA)   
Sen. Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI)           
Sen. Cornyn, John (R-TX)
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D-NY)   
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)       
Sen. Tester, Jon (D-MT)
Sen. Kaine, Tim (D-VA)
Sen. Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine (D-NV)           
Sen. Portman, Rob (R-OH)             
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris (D-MD)       
Sen. Warner, Mark R. (D-VA)         
Sen. Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)
Sen. Schatz, Brian (D-HI) 
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy (D-IL)       
Sen. Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
Sen. Risch, James E. (R-ID)           
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
Sen. Hawley, Josh (R-MO)
Sen. Gardner, Cory (R-CO)             
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. (D-NY)   
Sen. Young, Todd (R-IN)   
Sen. Tillis, Thom (R-NC)   
Sen. Scott, Rick (R-FL)     
Sen. Moran, Jerry (R-KS) 
Sen. Collins, Susan M. (R-ME)       
 Sen. Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)       
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. (D-DE)
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. (D-HI)           
Sen. Brown, Sherrod (D-OH)           
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN)           
Sen. Crapo, Mike (R-ID)
Sen. Murphy, Christopher (D-CT)   
Sen. Smith, Tina (D-MN)
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth (D-MA)       
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. (R-MS)
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III (D-WV)
Sen. Sanders, Bernard (I-VT)
Sen. Peters, Gary C. (D-MI)
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI)

ABOUT HADASSAH: Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA) is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With 300,000 members, associates and supporters Hadassah brings Jewish women together to effect change and advocate on critical issues such as women’s health equity and the security of Israel.  Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's two hospitals, the world-renowned trauma center and the leading research facility in Jerusalem, Hadassah supports the delivery of exemplary patient care to over a million people every year. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace” through equality in medical treatment. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.

ABOUT HADASSAH:

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates and supporters, HWZOA brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, HWZOA helps support exemplary patient care for over a million people every year and HMO’s world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace.” Additionally, HWZOA supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.