Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

May 27, 2021

Sen. Hartley and Rep. Napoli Release Statement Responding to Recent Rise in Anti-Semitism

Today, state Senator Joan Hartley and state Representative Ronald Napoli Jr., members of
the Waterbury legislative delegation, released the following statement regarding an increase in
antisemitism in the United States amid recent confrontations between Israel and Hamas:

“It is incredibly distressing that the recent confrontations between Israel and Hamas have
enabled a surge in hate speech and acts of violence toward the Jewish community here in the
United States. These horrific, hateful acts have caused fear and heartache in families across the
Jewish community, and we stand with them in denouncing this rise in antisemitism. Hate and
intolerance have no place in a free and inclusive society.”

State Senator Joan V. Hartley

15th Senate District

State Representative Ron Napoli Jr.

73rd House District