FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2015
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Senator Stone Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism Unanimously Passed by State Assembly
(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Assembly today passed SCR 35 – a resolution to condemn any act of Anti-Semitism at all publicly funded schools (including University of California and California State University campuses) in the State of California.
SCR 35, by State Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County), which passed the State Senate unanimously last month, was introduced after it became clear that acts of Anti-Semitism are on the rise in California and across the United States. Examples of Anti-Semitic acts have included Nazi-Swastikas being spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity at UC Davis, the displaying of an American flag desecrated by placing a Swastika over the stars in a neighborhood of Sacramento, and a number of other instances.
“SCR 35 sends a clear message that bigotry and hatred of Jewish people shall not be tolerated in California, and the Assembly’s passage of this important message sends a clear message that hate of any religion is not to be tolerated,” said Senator Stone.
Stone added, “In a world where Jewish people are being persecuted every day because of their religious beliefs, California just sent a message that such behavior should never be condoned and should always be condemned. While free speech should be embraced, hate speech and Anti-Semitism should be abhorred.”
The resolution, which includes both Republican and Democrat co-authors, passed the Assembly unanimously and had 75 co-authors added.
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Jeff Stone was elected to represent California’s 28th Senate District in November 2014.The district, which is entirely in Riverside County, stretches from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Wildomar.
For more information visit the website at http://district28.cssrc.us.