(LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.) – Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D- Plainview) joined with members of the Nassau County Task Force to Combat Antisemitism in Lake Success on Wednesday, July 26 for a meeting with superintendents from seven Nassau County school districts. The discussion focused upon efforts to combat antisemitism and all forms of hatred and bias in Nassau County and throughout the region.“Education must be at the core of any long-term strategy that we implement to eradicate antisemitism and all forms of hatred from our society,” Legislator Drucker said. “At a time when school curriculum is being threatened by organized outside pressures that would seek to whitewash history, it is imperative to remain vigilant and ensure that our young people learn the whole truth – and nothing but the truth. That is why this opportunity to work with Nassau County’s educational leaders was especially timely and truly impactful, and I look forward to continued collaboration in our efforts to create a more accepting and inclusive society for all.”Legislator Drucker co-introduced the resolution establishing the Special Legislative Task Force to Combat Antisemitism on June 22, 2021, in response to an alarming and frighteningly persistent increase in antisemitic incidents in recent years. It was adopted unanimously by the full Nassau County Legislature in August 2021. Task Force members were nominated in the beginning of 2022, and the group embarked upon its mission later that spring.In addition to its fact-finding mission, the Task Force is also tasked with educating youth by hosting a Youth Roundtable Against Antisemitism. The event will focus upon how the law and public policy can help to diminish bias and insensitivity and be called “Cardozo Day” in honor of esteemed New York jurist and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo.
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