American Jewish Congress on the Alabama Special Election

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:56am

“Yesterday, the people of Alabama expressed their desire in putting their country first in their decision. The American Jewish Congress agrees with their referendum to support all the people of Alabama–including minorities, and against the hateful speech put forth by the Roy Moore Campaign.

Roy Moore’s comments against the Jewish people, including saying of a well known figure that “is going to the same place that people who don't recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going” and then, his wife defending the bigoted statement by insensitively referring to one of their lawyers saying “a Jew” not only echo outrageous claims from scared years of our collective history, but also seek to demean and put down the Jewish people and all minorities.

We look forward to working with Senator Doug Jones on the continuous fight for equal rights for all Americans regardless of race, religion or national ancestry."