It’s been less than two weeks, but since Donald Trump’s victory on Election Day, there have been over 700 incidents of hateful violence and graffiti across the United States, targeting ethnic and cultural minorities. One of the latest incidents hit a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn yesterday, where supporters of Donald Trump spray painted swastikas, “KKK” and the name “Trump”.
At Reed College, Trump supporters scrawled out a large number of hateful messages, including a swastika with the phrase “white is right”, along with the name “Trump” and the pro-Trump acronym MAGA. In Massachusetts, a prominent cliffside was spray painted with hateful slogans including “gas the Jews” and “Trump 2016”. In Pomona, New York, the words “No Jews” were left in orange spray paint for residents to find. In Sparta, New Jersey, swastikas were found at a middle school. In Denver, swastikas were spray painted on an elementary school.
You get the idea. These are just a few of the almost countless antisemitic, pro-Nazi incidents that have taken place in the United States since the election of Donald Trump.
Senator Marco Rubio, once a rival of Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, but now an ally of Trump, has decided to do something in response. After pro-Trump messages with swastikas began to appear across the United States of America, Senator Rubio introduced S. 3478, legislation to require annual reports to Congress of antisemitic incidents… in Europe.
Congress certainly should receive reports about antisemitism in Europe, but even more important is that Congress receives reports about antisemitism right here in the United States. These reports are especially vital because both houses of Congress are now controlled by pro-Trump Republicans, and it’s in the name of Donald Trump’s political movement that the current wave of American antisemitism is being practiced.
It’s time for Americans to take action.
Step 1: Call Marco Rubio at 305-418-8553 or 407-254-2573 to demand that he amend his legislation to require the reporting to Congress of antisemitic and racist incidents right here in the United States.
Step 2: Call your own two US Senators and urge them to amend Senator Rubio’s legislation to include reporting of antisemitic incidents in the United States.
Check out this list of the office numbers of all 100 U.S. Senators to find our where to call.
Call today, because senators and their staff will be going off on Thanksgiving holiday soon. If you can’t make it before Thanksgiving, please call first thing on Monday.