JCRC Urges Congressional Action on Anti-Semitic Acts Nationwide
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, reiterates its strong condemnation of the growing number of anti-Semitic acts taking place across our country. One week ago we spoke out against the fifth wave of bomb threats to Jewish institutions, and on Tuesday, our own community’s Boulder JCC received another bomb threat.
While we are relieved everyone is safe, these hostile actions continue to disrupt important programs and services in our communities and are done solely to create an atmosphere of fear and anxiety.
JCRC applauds the efforts of our Colorado Senators, Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Cory Gardner, for urging swift action by the nation’s security and law enforcement agencies to do all that they can to address and deter these threats to our Colorado communities and communities across the country.
We encourage community members to reach out to their Members of Congress. Please reference the contact list below for office phone numbers.
Please urge your Congressional representatives to support efforts to increase security funding and federal law enforcement assistance for Jewish institutions including Jewish Community Centers, Jewish day schools, synagogues and cemeteries to enhance security measures and improve preparedness across our country.
“We will not be intimidated and we will not allow our community to be disrupted. We will continue to do everything in our power to make sure our children and institutions remain safe,” said Ben Lusher, Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Call your members of Congress and tell them:
“Please do all you can to increase security funding and federal law enforcement assistance for Jewish institutions, including Jewish Community Centers and organizations across our community.”
Below is contact information for each Colorado Senator and Representative.
If you need to know who your representative is or which district you live in, CLICK HERE.
Senators represent the entire state so call both of them!
Senator Cory Gardner | 303-391-5777
Senator Michael Bennet | 303-455-7600 / 866-455-9866
Representative Diana DeGette | 303-844-4988 (CO District 1)
Representative Jared Polis | 303-484-9596 (CO District 2)
Representative Scott Tipton | 970-241-2499 (CO District 3)
Representative Ken Buck | 970-702-2136 (CO District 4)
Representative Doug Lamborn | 719-520-0055 (CO District 5)
Representative Mike Coffman | 720-748-7514 (CO District 6)
Representative Ed Perlmutter | 303-274-7944 (CO District 7)
The JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council), a program of JEWISHcolorado, advocates for domestic and international policy issues that affect the Colorado Jewish community, represents these views to the Jewish community and to the general community of Colorado, and organizes the Jewish community in times of crisis. JCRC consists of more than 30 member organizations, 15 at-large members, and is affiliated with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA).