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Rep. Frankel Votes to Condemn Antisemitism on College Campuses in Wake of Presidents’ Testimonies


Washington, DC – Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), released the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution to condemn rising antisemitism on college campuses and the December 5th testimonies from university presidents who failed to clearly state that calls for the genocide of Jews constitute harassment and violate their institutions’ codes of conduct.

“The rapid rise of antisemitism on college campuses across the country is unacceptable—students can’t learn if they don’t feel safe,” said Rep. Frankel. “The work of fighting back against this hate requires a full throttle effort from every level of society.”  

Earlier today, Rep. Frankel joined senior White House officials to discuss the implementation of the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, a first of its kind, whole-of-society approach to tackle this hate. The strategy contains 100 specific actions to be taken by two dozen agencies, including the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). In response to the scourge of antisemitism on college campuses, OCR will offer technical assistance to universities to better respond to antisemitic discrimination, and officials will conduct site visits to hear from students, faculty, and administrators.

For the full text of the resolution, click here. To watch the testimonies of the presidents from Harvard, MIT, and UPenn before the House Education and Workforce Committee in full, click here.