Statement of State Senator Tony Hwang Against Anti-Semitic Violence

December 30, 2019

The news of the abhorrent attack at the home of a Jewish family celebrating the Chanukah holiday in Monsey, New York, is the latest in a series of sickening acts of violence against our Jewish brothers and sisters.  These displays of violence and hatred tear at the very fabric and soul of our community.

An attack on any individual or group because of his or her race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability is an attack on us all.  This hatred has no place in New York, Connecticut, or anywhere on our planet.

The only way to combat this sort of racism and hate is education and compassion.  When the specter of hate rears its ugly head in our communities, all of us need to rise up against it. It is my commitment and resolve to loudly say that hate and bigotry is never acceptable under any circumstances.