Statement from New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo and the Senate Republican Working Group on Antisemitism

Joseph A. Griffo

May 20, 2024

“The so-called ‘Not on Our Dime’ bill is intended solely to penalize not-for-profits who are committed to combating antisemitism at a time when we need to fight hate.
In the wake of the horrific attacks on Israel on October 7th, we have witnessed a disturbing rise of antisemitism, including recent protests in support of terrorist organizations like Hamas on college campuses in New York and across the nation. 

The ‘Not on Our Dime’ bill is the latest in a disgusting trend of antisemitic sentiment and is a clear attack on the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
It is more critical than ever that our elected officials stand against dangerous policies like this and protect our Jewish communities. 

The Working Group was formed to find solutions to combat antisemitism, and we stand firmly in opposition to this bill. We remain unequivocal in our support of Israel and our Jewish population here in New York."