Senators Rosen and Lankford are the Co-Founders and Co-Chairs of the Senate’s Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and James Lankford (R-OK), co-founders and co-chairs of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, released the following statements commemorating Yom HaShoah -- Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“Today, with heavy hearts, we come together to honor the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust,” said Senator Rosen. “We can never forget one of the darkest chapters in history, and it is our collective responsibility to make the words ‘never again’ a reality. With antisemitism and Holocaust denial on the rise and last year being the highest on record for antisemitic incidents in the United States, we must take action to combat antisemitism in all of its forms and recommit to expanding Holocaust education across the United States.”
“Today we remember the six million Jewish mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers who were killed because of their faith during the Holocaust,” said Senator Lankford. “After the Allies liberated Europe, we said ‘Never again,’ and now we are making sure we mean it. As co-chairs of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, Senator Rosen and I work together with more than half the Senate members to call out antisemitism where we see it, prevent Holocaust distortion, and ensure the next generations are able to learn what happened to ensure it never happens again. Please join us today by taking at least one practical step in your community to remember those we lost, pray for survivors, support our Jewish friends and neighbors who are still experiencing antisemitism today, and speak out against it when you see it.”
In 2019, Senators Rosen and James Lankford (R-OK) launched the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. Last year, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Rosen and Lankford condemning antisemitism. The resolution recommits the Senate to combating antisemitism in all forms, voices solidarity with those affected by antisemitism, urges the President to take specific actions to address antisemitism, and calls on elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society leaders to denounce and combat all manifestations of antisemitism.
In 2020, Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Never Again Education Act was signed into law. It established a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with the resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust.