CRC and Holocaust Comission Update: Never Again Education Act Passes Congress!

May 27, 2020

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The U.S. Senate adopted the House version of the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 943/S. 2085), an important Holocaust education bill, which will provide expertise and resources to states, localities and schools on Wednesday, May 13. The bill has now passed Congress and will soon go to the President for his signature.

Senator Tim Kaine, Senator Mark Warner, Congresswoman Elaine Luria, Congressman Rob Wittman, and Congressman Donald McEachin co-sponsored and championed the bill. More than 1,800 Holocaust survivors and 350 local organizations from every state signed letters of support.

Currently, 18 states either encourage or require teaching about the Holocaust, including Virginia, thanks to the successful passage of the Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee signed into law by Governor Ralph Northam last month.

For more information or to get involved with United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council or Holocaust Commission, contact Mega Zuckerman, CRC director at mzuckerman@ujft.org or Elena Baum, Holocaust Commission director at ebaum@ujft.org.

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