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Kathleen Rice Applauds Signing of Never Again Education Act

Legislation will expand Holocaust education training and resources for teachers nationwide

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Washington, June 1, 2020 | comments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) released the following statement after the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 943) was signed into law on Friday, May 29 by President Trump. Rice is an original cosponsor of the bill and voted in support of it when it passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 393 to 5 on January 27, 2020. The bill will expand U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum education programming and authorize new Holocaust education training and resources for teachers nationwide: 

“This past winter, our communities were rocked by the Monsey Hanukkah stabbing, the Jersey City kosher market shooting, and an alarming spike in anti-Semitic incidents on Long Island and throughout the New York metropolitan area. In the wake of these tragedies, we came together not only to speak out against this hate-fueled violence, but to take action to stop it. The goal of the Never Again Education Act is to combat anti-Semitism at its root cause. Education is truly the best tool we have available to prevent history from repeating itself, and by ensuring our children learn about the atrocities of the Holocaust and the meaning of genocide, we can stop the spread of ignorance and hatred.

“I was proud to support this legislation, led by my delegation colleague Rep. Carolyn Maloney in the House, and I am thrilled it has become law. I will continue to do everything I can in Congress to enact policies that fight anti-Semitism, combat hate crimes, and keep our communities safe.”

 

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