Joint Statement Denouncing Anti-Semitism in United States Senate Race

The San Francisco-based Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, and the Jewish Federation of the East Bay/The Jewish Community Foundation denounce in the strongest possible terms the anti-Semitic vitriol espoused by United States Senate candidate Patrick Little, whose platform calls for “limiting representation of Jews in the government” and making it United States policy to view the Holocaust as a “Jewish war atrocity propaganda hoax that never happened.”

Today, JCRC and the two Federations also commended California Republican leaders for taking a strong stand against and denouncing the anti-Semitic bigotry of this candidate. JCRC Executive Director Abby Porth said, “We believe that the three most critical elements to a healthy democracy are moral leadership, strong democratic institutions and a cohesive civil society. This candidate’s views are deeply offensive and an anathema to what is required to be a public servant in our cherished democracy. It is alarming that Little is at least the third candidate for national office during the 2018 electoral cycle to have expressed openly anti-Semitic and racist views. We call on all of California’s citizenry to reaffirm our collective desire to be represented by those with a vision for equality, honesty and a sense of shared social purpose.”

Categories: Community


May 04, 2018


Jeremy Russell