04.14.17

In Wake of Bomb Threat, Gardner and Bennet Visit Jewish Community Center in Boulder

Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) visited the Jewish Community Center in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday.

Last month, the JCC received a bomb threat, and although a suspect has since been identified, leaders in the community have continuing concerns about the recent uptick in anti-Semitic sentiments across the country.  As a sign of solidarity, the Colorado Senators met with members of the JCC community and toured the facility.

“The Jewish community in Boulder and across the state have been extremely strong and resilient over these last few months,” Gardner said. “I appreciated the opportunity to visit with many of the people that help make Boulder JCC such an important place for all ages in our area, and to reiterate my full support in ensuring that the despicable acts of racism and threats of violence they have faced will never be tolerated. We must all work together to stop anti-Semitism and any other act of intolerance against a religious group.”

“Today’s visit to the Boulder Jewish Community Center confirmed the critical role it serves in our community,” Bennet said. “After the recent spate of threats to JCCs like Boulder, we all must stand up against hate and violence and reaffirm our commitment to the American values that make our nation strong. Working with JCC leaders, we will continue to fight the fear that this community has felt, and support the incredible work of the people we met today.”

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