Democracy is the lifeline of American Jewry. It has provided the foundation for a flourishing Jewish life in the United States and the tools that have allowed American Jews to thrive for generations. American Jewish students have a legacy of embracing democracy to secure our future. We carry the torch of those before us and those who come after us. We are the students who struggled for Soviet Jewry, fighting tooth and nail so they could come home. We are the students who have screamed at the top of our lungs on college campuses to defend the justice of Zionism as our people’s fundamental right to self-determination in our homeland.
We are the students who have fought for our siblings around the world in defense of the Jewish people, in the name of progress toward a future free of antisemitism, bigotry, and hatred for all.