DNC on Jewish American Heritage Month
May 1, 2023
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC Interfaith Council Co-Chairs Nadia Ahmad, Sarah Levin, and Johnnie Roebuck issued the following joint statement marking the start of Jewish American Heritage Month:
“This May, we honor generations of Jewish Americans for their innumerable contributions to American history and culture. Jewish American Heritage Month is an opportunity to reflect on the traditions and contributions of Jewish Americans to our country, and celebrate the Jewish American leaders who have helped further our nation’s founding ideals of justice, equality, and freedom – even in the face of persecution and oppression. In fields from science to literature to public service, generations of Jewish Americans have made innumerable contributions to our country.
“And as we celebrate these achievements, it’s impossible to ignore that Jewish Americans have faced an uptick of antisemitic threats in recent years. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris know how critically important it is to confront bigotry and antisemitism head on, and have taken steps to work across the federal government to protect religious freedom and stop hate crimes. And Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff has been a powerful leader, both domestically and abroad, against antisemitism.
“Just as we stand alongside our Jewish brothers and sisters in recognizing all they have contributed to our country, Democrats will also always call out and fight back against the scourge of antisemitism, as we recommit ourselves to ensuring we live in a country where freedom, justice, and equality prevail.”