After the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, we launched a campaign to make our community safer. Working in partnership with grassroots community members just like you, we set three objectives:
- Increase federal funding for community security. Check. More money + new funding for security training = safer shuls, schools, and JCCs.
- Launch a Justice Committee study on online hate as the first step in developing a national strategy. Check. Justice Committee study of online hate + CIJA testimony = parliamentary report echoing CIJA’s call for strong policies to tackle hatred online.
- Make sure the Government of Canada’s anti-racism strategy explicitly includes the IHRA definition of antisemitism, a definition that sets the international standard. As of minutes ago…Check. Rise in antisemitism + need to define it to defeat it = Government of Canada adopts IHRA definition today as part of its anti-racism strategy.
The government listened. Tell them we noticed. Take Action Here!
|Joel Reitman||Jeffrey Rosenthal|
|Co-Chair, CIJA Board||Co-Chair, CIJA Board|