Hadassah-backed Bill Strengthening Holocaust Education Heads to the White House: An Important Message from Hadassah's Leadership

May 13, 2020

Hadassah-backed Bill Strengthening Holocaust Education Heads to the White House: An Important Message from Hadassah's Leadership

We are reaching out with exciting news. Earlier today, the US Senate joined the US House in approving the Never Again Education Act. We can officially say that this bill is headed to the White House.

This is a major victory. Your support for the Never Again Education Act is helping to change the course of history.

America is closer than ever to ensuring we will never forget the tragedy of the Holocaust, that students will learn its universal lessons of tolerance, and that educators will be better prepared to teach this absolutely critical subject matter accurately and confidently. Our children and future generations deserve nothing less.

We are grateful to everyone in our Hadassah family who believed in the importance of this legislation from day one. We called you to action and you delivered. You wrote letters, you made phone calls and you rallied your friends on social media to urge Congress to act. You sent a strong and clear message that bigotry and hatred have no place in our society.

We are nearing the finish line. The day this bill is signed into law is drawing nearer. And we are confident that we will reach that day very soon.

This vote wouldn't have happened without you. Thanks to your relentless advocacy, we are one step closer to changing the course of history. Please join us in celebrating this tremendous achievement in Hadassah's advocacy efforts.

With Pride, Passion and Purpose,

Viviane Kovacs (Signature)
Rhoda Smolow
National President

Ruth Ann Freedman (Signature)
Janice Weinman
CEO/Executive Director


TIMELINE

September 1, 2020: Michigan Duo Fights for Holocaust Education
In Greater Detroit, Hadassah members Suzanne Lowe and Diane Brody are an advocacy power team, the spark behind their region’s successes in building support for the Never Again Education Act.

June 1, 2020: Hadassah Leads Grassroots Effort To Make 'Never Again' Resound In Classrooms Across America
As a Zionist organization with a large national membership that believes in the power of information and education to change the world, Hadassah led the effort in getting the legislation passed.

May 28, 2020: Hadassah Celebrates The Never Again Education Act Being Signed into Law
President Rhoda Smolow and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman released a joint statement today following the Never Again Education Act being signed into law by the President.

May 13, 2020: Hadassah-backed Bill Strengthening Holocaust Education Heads to the White House: An Important Message from Hadassah's Leadership
We are reaching out with exciting news. Earlier today, the US Senate joined the US House in approving the Never Again Education Act. We can officially say that this bill is headed to the White House.

May 13, 2020: Hadassah Statement on Senate Passage of Never Again
National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman issued a joint statement following the Senate's passage of Never Again by unanimous consent.

April 24, 2020: Hadassah Statement on Never Again Act Securing Two-Thirds Majority Support In US Senate
National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman issued a joint statement confirming 15 new cosponsors to the Never Again Education Act (S. 2085), bringing the total number of senators supporting the bill to 72.

April 20, 2020: Yom HaShoah to the Senate
Hadassah's National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman sent a letter to senators about the imperative to pass the Never Again Education Act and urging them to make a significant and lasting impact against the rising tide of hatred in the United States.

March 4, 2020:Never Again Education Act Gains Majority Co-Sponsorship in US Senate
Hadassah's National President Rhoda Smolow and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman released a joint statement 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.

January 27, 2020: Hadassah Statement on House Passage of Never Again
Hadassah's CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman and National President Rhoda Smolow released a joint statement following the successful vote to pass the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 943). Weinman joined Representative Carolyn Maloney in a press conference earlier that day on Capitol Hill.
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October 30, 2019: Never Again Senate Briefing
Hadassah hosted a special event on Capitol Hill to educate and advocate in favor of the Never Again Education Act and was honored to host Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada, lead sponsor of the Senate bill, and Representative Salud Carbajal of California. Representatives of more than two dozen Senate offices, Hadassah volunteers and the media heard from a panel of speakers about the value of teaching the Holocaust in schools today.

September 20, 2019: Nevada and Connecticut Join 8 States and DC to Support Never Again Education Act
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.

July 9, 2019: Hadassah Welcomes Support For Never Again Education Act In U.S. Senate
In a statement released by National President Ellen Hershkin and CEO/Executive Director Janice Weinman: "We are thrilled that the Never Again Education Act is moving forward with bipartisan support in the Senate. Hadassah members have been aggressively advocating for its passage and today we are closer than ever to making comprehensive Holocaust education available to every school in America."

April 8, 2019: Letter to Chairman Bobby Scott. Ranking Member Virginia Foxx. House Committee on Education and Labor. House Committee on Education and Labor
Hadassah helped secure support for the bill from over 300 organizations, and sent a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Education and Labor.

February 5, 2019: Hadassah Joins Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and Other Jewish NGO's to Announce Historic Bipartisan Legislation on Holocaust Education
Hadassah, the lead NGO working on the Never Again Education Act, was responsible for sending thousands of letters supporting this bill and securing many of the House supporters of this legislation.

Feb 5, 2019: Take Action to Expand Holocaust and Anti-Hate Education
On February 4, 2019, the Never Again Education Act was reintroduced at an official press conference in New York City. Hadassah CEO/ Executive Director Janice Weinman gave remarks expressing Hadassah's unwavering commitment to ensure the passage of this vital legislation.

April 11, 2018: Hadassah Plays Key Role in Introduction of Bipartisan Bill on Holocaust Education
Hadassah joined Representative Carolyn Maloney at a Manhattan, NY Holocaust education center to announce the introduction of the Never Again Education Act, during the Week of Remembrance. This national legislation will give teachers across the United States the tools and training they need to teach middle and high school students lessons of the Holocaust and the consequences of intolerance and hate.