March 13, 2023
Minnesota needs your help to become the 23rd state to pass a law requiring education about the Holocaust and other genocides.
Please contact your state legislators today to ask for their support of legislation to require Holocaust, Genocide of Indigenous Peoples, and Other Genocides education in Minnesota’s public middle and high schools.
Bill initiated by the Jewish Community Relations Council, Minnesota & The Dakotas and Center for the Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota prepares students to counter hate and prejudice while equipping educators to successfully teach Minnesota’s new state social studies standards and benchmarks. MN Ukrainian American Advocacy Committee supports JCRC’s work on this legislation.
Please email or call today (see advocacy template below) to let your state legislators know that you support the Holocaust, Genocide of Indigenous Peoples, and Other Genocides education bill authored by Sen. Steve Cwodzinski ( SF 2442 ) and Rep. Frank Hornstein (HF 2685).
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After unanimously passing through its first committee last Monday, the bill will next be heard this Wednesday, March 15th, in the House Education Policy Committee before moving on to three additional committees.
As a constituent, I strongly support legislation to make Minnesota the 23rd state to require Holocaust, the Holodomor, and other genocides education in our public schools (SF 2442 / HF 2685).
This issue is important to me because… [provide a couple of sentences sharing why education about the Holocaust, the Holodomor, and other genocides matters to you]
With this bill, Minnesota has the opportunity to be a national leader in genocide education, which research indicates prepares students to counter hate and prejudice. I also appreciate that the legislation equips educators to successfully teach Minnesota’s new state social studies standards and benchmarks while being inclusive of not just the Holocaust but also the Genocide of Indigenous peoples, the Holodomor, and other genocides.
Please support SF 2442 / HF 2685, requiring education about the Holocaust, the Holodomor, and other genocides to Minnesota students.
For additional questions about the bill, please connect with lead authors Senator Steve Cwodzinski, Representative Frank Hornstein, or Ethan Roberts at the JCRC.