Reno, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) held a roundtable with members of the Northern Nevada Interfaith Association to discuss ways she can be a voice for them in the United States Senate. During the roundtable, the Senator also discussed legislation she is working on to combat discrimination, antisemitism and intolerance in America.
“Faith communities are a bedrock of justice and support throughout Nevada. I was honored to sit down with these community leaders and share the ways I’m fighting on their behalf in the United States Senate. Throughout America, and in our own community right here in Northern Nevada, we’ve seen horrifying and unacceptable examples of hatred and intolerance – from swastikas scrawled on synagogues and public spaces to examples of Islamophobia. I know in Nevada we’re better than that, and it’s the interfaith leaders that I met with today who are setting that example of unity, love and tolerance for us all.”
Senator Cortez Masto supports several bills in the Senate to combat domestic terrorism and violent extremism. She recently cosponsored the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act to require law enforcement agencies to regularly assess this threat and provide training and resources for state, local and tribal law enforcement. She’s also a cosponsor of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act to ensure the U.S. Department of Education has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish incidents. Additionally, she’s fought against the Administration’s discriminatory Muslim travel ban to combat Islamophobia.