36 mayors across the Pacific Northwest recently pledged to oppose antisemitism through the Mayors United Against Antisemitism initiative, led by American Jewish Committee (AJC) and The United States Conference of Mayors. They signed a statement declaring that antisemitism is incompatible with fundamental democratic values.

Faith-based hate crimes are on the rise, with the largest increase of incidents directed at Jews. “As Mayors and municipal leaders, we have a unique responsibility to speak out against the growing menace of antisemitism,” states the Mayors United Against Antisemitism statement.

AJC Seattle is deeply grateful for the leadership of these elected officials in speaking out against antisemitism and for opposing all forms of hate and discrimination. Together, we are committed to continuing our work together to foster a safer and more just society for all.

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Thank you to the following mayors in our 6-state Pacific Northwest region:

Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson, Anchorage, AK

Mayor Brian Blad, Pocatello, ID
Mayor Ronald Jacobson, Post Falls, ID
Mayor Lauren McLean, Boise, ID
Mayor Robert Simison, Meridian, ID
Mayor Steve Widmyer, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Mayor Bill Cole, Billings, MT
Mayor John Engen, Missoula, MT
Mayor Bob Kelly, Great Falls, MT

Mayor Lacey Beaty, Beaverton, OR
Mayor Chuck Bennett, Salem, OR
Mayor Alex Johnson II, Albany, OR
Mayor Jason Snider, Tigard, OR
Mayor Travis Stovall, Gresham, OR
Mayor Biff Traber, Corvallis, OR
Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland, OR

Mayor Nancy Backus, Auburn, WA
Mayor Angela Birney, Redmond, WA
Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle, WA
Mayor Allan Ekberg, Tukwila, WA
Mayor Cassie Franklin, Everett, WA
Mayor Glenn Johnson, Pullman, WA
Mayor Jimmy Matta, Burien, WA
Mayor Mike Nelson, Edmonds, WA
Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, Issaquah, WA
Mayor Armondo Pavone, Renton, WA
Mayor Matt Pina, Des Moines, WA
Mayor Lynne Robinson, Bellevue, WA
Mayor Cheryl Selby, Olympia, WA
Mayor Nicola Smith, Lynnwood, WA
Mayor Penny Sweet, Kirkland, WA
Mayor Sonny Weathers, Airway Heights, WA
Mayor Benson Wong, Mercer Island, WA
Mayor Victoria Woodards, Tacoma, WA
Mayor Nadine Woodward, Spokane, WA

Mayor Paul Weaver, City of Laramie, WY


*Update: Additional Mayors who have signed:

Jan Molinaro, Enumclaw, WA
Dana Ralph, Kent, WA
Nicola Smith, Lynnwood, WA
Jon Nehring, Marysville, WA
Sue-Ann Hohimer, Normandy Park, WA
Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Vancouver, WA

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