Contact: Renee Young
Hadassah National Public Relations
September 19, 2019 – NEW YORK – Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), announced today that the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 943), which now has 280 cosponsors, now includes Nevada and Connecticut in the list of states whose representatives in the House unanimously support this important and urgent legislation. With more than 3 million residents each, Nevada and Connecticut are the most populous states to have all of their representatives signed as cosponsors.
The House bill, which would help combat rising anti-Semitism and extremism by expanding and encouraging Holocaust education and its lessons, is presently supported by every representative from Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wyoming and the District of Columbia.
“Hadassah is thrilled that representatives of more than 190 million Americans have signed on to cosponsor the Never Again Education Act. We thank each and every one of them for recognizing the importance of combating anti-Semitism and supporting Holocaust education for students nationwide,” said Hadassah National President Ellen Hershkin. “We are grateful to the army of Hadassah members across the country for their tireless advocacy efforts in building bipartisan support for this critical piece of legislation.”
“Holocaust education can help to combat anti-Semitism and rising extremism, bigotry and hatred,” Hershkin continued. “The Never Again Education Act remains a top priority for Hadassah and we will keep aggressively advocating for its passage to ensure that comprehensive Holocaust education is made available to every public and private middle and high school in the country.”
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 medical care and research and women's empowerment. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) 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