TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation declaring May “Jewish American Heritage Month.” The proclamation was presented to the Combat Antisemitism Movement while the organization met at the Statehouse. The Governor was joined in standing against antisemitism by the Kansas House and Senate, both of which passed resolutions celebrating Jewish American heritage.
The proclamation honors the contributions made by Jewish Americans to the United States’ heritage, culture, and progress on social justice, dating back to the country’s founding.
“Kansas is made stronger by our Jewish residents and their many contributions,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Discrimination of any kind, including antisemitism, has no place in Kansas – and as governor, I will continue working to unite Kansans and to celebrate the diversity of our state and our communities.”
“I’m proud to support the proclamation to commemorate Jewish American Heritage Month and to recognize our Jewish American community and the important contributions they’ve made throughout our history and culture,” House Speaker Dan Hawkins said.