Following long-term advocacy, education, and relationship building with lawmakers, personal meetings during our Washington, D.C. mission less than two weeks ago - and on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, yesterday the House of Representatives passed The Never Again Education Act.
We are deeply grateful to Reps. Frank Pallone, Chris Smith, and Bonnie Watson Coleman, and the bipartisan group of nearly 300 members of Congress who championed this important bill.
The NeverAgainEducationAct provides resources for Holocaust education. With anti-Semitism on the rise, educating students about the Holocaust is now more important than ever.
The Never Again Education Act authorizes the Secretary of Education to award grants to schools and educational institutions to carry out educational programs about the Holocaust. Information about the grant application process, requirements and available resources will be distributed to schools, teachers and Holocaust education centers. Additionally a Holocaust Advisory Board, consisting of “Holocaust education representatives” from education centers such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the USC Shoah Foundation and the Anti-Defamation League will be created and will be responsible for developing criteria and content in schools and online, fundraising, and oversight.