Today, people around the world commemorate Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, to honor the memories of the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were murdered during the Holocaust. It’s an important and solemn day — a time for the Jewish community and allies to pledge that these heinous acts will never happen again.

This commemoration is also very personal for me. My grandfather was the only member of his family who survived the Holocaust. The Nazis enslaved him, but he risked his life and saved others by sabotaging Nazi weapons.

His bravery inspires everything I do, which is why we chose to highlight his story in our latest campaign ad. 

Watch and share our powerful new campaign ad. I hope my grandfather’s story can inspire you the way it has inspired me for so many years.

Since 2016, hate has been on the rise in our country. We saw it in Monsey back in December when a domestic terrorist attacked an intimate Chanukah gathering. We see it today when the fear of COVID-19 turns into hateful and shameful attacks against our Asian American communities. When I’m in Congress, I pledge to always stand up to racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and all other forms of bigotry and hatred that threaten our communities.

On this solemn day, I hope we can all take a moment to honor the courage and fortitude of the millions of people persecuted and killed during the Holocaust. May their memory be a blessing that reminds us to come together to repair this world.

Wishing you and yours health and safety,