Tammi Benjamin a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz has consistently stood up for the rights of Jewish students on campus. She has done this despite considerable personal and professional risk. Tammi has been nominated to be a Jewish Community Hero. If she wins she will receive a $25,000 grant to help fight anti-Semitism on college campuses.
Please take a few minutes to sign up and vote for Tammi Benjamin. It is a simple process and you can vote once every 12 hours for the next month. Please also forward this widely. Ask your family and friends to vote for Tammi. Send out emails, post this on FB, twitter, etc. Lets help her win $25,000 to continue the battle to end anti-Semitism on college campuses.
From the statement nominating Tammi:
Santa Cruz, California
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Tammi has meticulously documented the growing problem of campus anti-Semitism and hostility facing Jewish students and others who stand in support of Israel. Her groundbreaking work has brought this situation to light and culminated in the Federal Government conducting a formal investigation into the violation Jewish students' civil rights at the University of California, Santa Cruz. More recently she, along UCLA Prof. Emeritus Leila Beckwith, launched the AMCHA Initiative. The AMCHA Initiative strives to bring together Jewish people from all over California so that they might speak in one voice in order to express their concern for the safety and well-being of Jewish college and university students. More than 5,000 have recently supported a major initiative of AMCHA to reach out to the Administration of the University of California on behalf of Jewish students. In these difficult times of rising anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, Tammi's singular devotion and tireless work on behalf of the Jewish people and in particular our Jewish students deserves the highest recognition.