Pelosi Statement on Jewish American Heritage Month …

Posted By on June 24, 2020

San Francisco Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month:

During Jewish American Heritage Month, Americans of all backgrounds celebrate the vital role that the Jewish community has played in our history and our heritage. Whether as public servants, educators, entrepreneurs, scientists or artists, the contributions of Jewish Americans have greatly enriched the beautiful fabric of our nation and made America more American.

Since the earliest days of our nation, many Jewish families have fled persecution, violence and deep-seated anti-Semitism around the world to seek a life of freedom and opportunity for themselves and their children. In America, they found a nation founded on values that resonated for them equality, fairness and justice for all. Generations of Jewish Americans have embraced these bedrock ideals to strengthen our democracy and bring our nation closer to a more perfect union. Heartbreakingly, despite achieving extraordinary progress for all Americans, the Jewish community continues to face disturbing acts of anti-Semitism and hate. We must confront and condemn these heinous acts whenever and wherever they occur.

As we mark Jewish American Heritage Month during this unprecedented health and economic crisis, let us embrace the Jewish commitment to tikkun olam, to repair the world and advance the common good. Together, as we celebrate this important month, we must honor the beauty and diversity of our communities and build a brighter, healthier and more prosperous future for all Americans.

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