State of Indiana Resolution on Antisemitism

May 26, 2020 | antisemitism, Blog, resolutions

State of Indiana

Senate Resolution Fifty-Nine

 

A SENATE RESOLUTION standing in solidarity with Indiana’s Jewish community.

Whereas,         Antisemitism entails prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory acts, or acts of violence toward people who are Jewish on the basis of the person’s identity;

 

Whereas,         The United States has experienced expressions of hate and acts of violence motivated by antisemitism;

 

Whereas,         Various Jewish institutions in Indiana have received bomb threats, been vandalized and desecrated, and an increasing number of Jewish youth are experiencing antisemitism in Indiana schools;

 

Whereas,         FBI statistics demonstrate that Jewish people and Jewish institutions, both religious and communal, continue to be the most frequently targeted religious group, accounting for almost 60% of all religiously-motivated crimes in 2018; and

 

Whereas,         Antisemitism is contradictory to democratic values, such as tolerance, pluralism, and liberty:

Therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate of the
General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SECTION 1. That the Indiana Senate stands together in solidarity with the Jewish community in Indiana and across the United States.

SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Indianapolis.