WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) released the following statement on antisemitism on university campuses:

“Last week, Columbia University President Minouche Shafik came before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. In that hearing, once again, I made my position clear- there is no place for discrimination in education. However, we have seen a rise in antisemitism, particularly on college campuses. This is unacceptable. To combat this alarming trend, I have supported increased funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to help protect houses of worship and to ensure Holocaust education is taught in our schools.

University officials have attempted to detail their plan to address antisemitism on campus and the challenge of balancing free speech. While I believe they are well intended in their efforts, universities must do better. What we are seeing unfold on college campuses is intolerable, especially as the first night of Passover begins. I call on the administration at Colleges and Universities where demonstrations are taking place to take swift action to ensure their campus is a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff.”