The Leadership Conference Statement on the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WASHINGTON — Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the release of the Biden administration’s U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism:
“Antisemitism is vile, nefarious, and for too long has been part of the machinery of division and fear used to target Jewish people here and around the world. It is vital to the health of a diverse, multiracial democracy that we take action collectively against organized hate groups. The administration’s first of its kind strategy is a welcome step in the White House’s efforts to counter hate.
“The Leadership Conference, co-founded by Black civil rights leaders and Jewish leaders, has for more than seven decades been committed to an America that lives up to its ideals. The fight against antisemitism is in our roots, central to our rights, and embedded in our relationships. Our movement has always been based on building bridges between communities rather than giving in to efforts to divide us, and we have long worked together to build solidarity across communities to demonstrate that all forms of hate are part of an interconnected struggle for equality and justice. We look forward to continuing to work with the administration and partners to counter antisemitism and hate in all forms. We all must take action to name and shame hate when we see it to repair our democracy.”
The Leadership Conference Education Fund recently released “Cause for Concern 2024: The State of Hate,” which highlighted data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation showing that 2021 had the highest number of reported hate crimes on record — with an increase in reported hate crimes rising around the last four general election cycles.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 250 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.