Coauthored with Allyson Neville
Thursday is Yom Hashoah – or Holocaust Remembrance Day – which honors the memory of the six million Jews who perished during World War II. The remembrance of this genocide underscores that there is much more we need to do to make good on our commitment “never again” to allow such atrocities to take place.
Promising legislation that would help in this task is currently before Congress.
Unfortunately, action has stalled. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Tennessee’s own Sen. Bob Corker, has an opportunity to break the logjam and should do so straightaway.
When we read the headlines from around the world, it is easy to feel discouraged by stories of overwhelming violence and ceaseless atrocities happening today in Syria, Iraq, Myanmar, and South Sudan. There and elsewhere, unimaginable violence destroys lives, devastates families, and annihilates entire communities. Continue reading