The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018 was introduced in Congress this week. And yes, we’ve been down this road before: an almost identical bill was introduced back in 2016, but never became law because of the members of the House of Representatives who love our First Amendment. In short, the bill masquerades as an effort to combat anti-Semitism while actually attempting to shield Israel from criticism on American college and university campuses. If passed, the bill would unconstitutionally hinder legitimate political expression with respect to criticism of one foreign government (Israel) and would do nothing to combat actual hate in our classrooms (here’s our analysis of the bill and the letter we sent to every member of Congress yesterday). Want to do something about it? Here you go.

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