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Legislative District 16

Posted on: December 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Drucker Stands with Diverse Coalition to Announce Launch of Task Force Against Anti-Semitism

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(GLEN COVE, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) joined dozens of community, religious and political leaders at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center on Monday, Dec. 9 to announce the formation of an Islandwide Task Force Against Anti-Semitism and Symbols of Hate.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone convened the Task Force following a series of bias incidents across Long Island, including the discovery of anti-Semitic and hateful vandalism at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center.

Leaders of the task force are slated to convene in the coming weeks to develop coordinated, island-wide efforts to educate the public, promote diversity, and confront bigotry through partnership with law enforcement and community leaders.

“Faced with these appalling anti-Semitic incidents, it’s time to stop wringing our hands and talking about coming together. Instead, we must take decisive action,” Legislator Drucker said. “Let’s commit today to making the Holocaust a mandatory curriculum subject in our schools and redoubling our efforts to educate our adults and children so that we may instill tolerance and love into the mosaic of our communities. I applaud County Executives Curran and Bellone for their leadership and taking the initiative to eradicate hatred and anti-Semitism.”

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