Friday, March 20, 2015

Senator Marty Block Denounces Anti-Semitism at Sacramento Rally

On Monday, March 9, Senator Marty Block, Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, spoke at a rally denouncing recent anti-Semitic activity in Sacramento. The "Stand Up Against Anti-Semitism" rally, which took place at the West steps of the Capitol, was organized by The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the Sacramento Board of Rabbis, and the California Legislative Jewish Caucus.

“The Sacramento area has experienced a string of anti-Semitic activity over the past month, including swastikas and other hateful graffiti found at two locations in Davis and one in River Park,” noted Federation President Barry Broad. “This is not what we want Sacramento to be known for. We want our entire community to stand up against hateful acts targeting any and all of us.”

Former Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Senator Marty Block, and Sacramento City Council members Jay Schenirer and Jeff Harris joined community Rabbis, faith-based and community leaders, and concerned citizens as they rallied against anti-Semitism and hate in the Sacramento community and around the world. Organizers disseminated signs declaring, “STAND UP AGAINST HATE,” “HATE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY,” and “NO HATE IN OUR HOME.”

To learn more about events that spurred the "Stand Up Against Anti-Semitism" rally read the following articles. 


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