It’s our first birthday. We don’t get too excited about birthdays, but to mark the occasion we have put together an updated website and also improved the way we keep in touch with you. Facebook and Twitter charge us to reach our supporters, and some of our supporters don’t have Facebook or Twitter, so now we can e-mail our updates to you. Please just click here and let us know which kinds of update you’re interested in, and how often you would like to hear from us. For those who have ‘liked’ our Facebook page, please go to our page, click on the arrow next to “Liked” and choose “Get Notifications” to make sure that we don’t have to pay Facebook to show you our posts.
In our first year, we have gone from a spontaneous protest outside the Tricycle to becoming a well-organised high-profile grassroots campaign with a rapidly-growing team of volunteers, both Jewish and non-Jewish.
At our rally at the Royal Courts of Justice we called for ‘zero tolerance law enforcement’ and these words now feature in every politician’s speech on antisemitism. Our Antisemitism Barometer survey showed how British Jews were feeling and highlighted antisemitism as a national challenge in the wake of the Paris attacks.
After launching our five-point plan to strengthen enforcement against antisemites at a meeting with the Home Secretary, Director of Public Prosecutions and Chief Executive of the College of Policing, we are now working closely with the police, CPS and the Government. We have intervened in numerous matters, without seeking publicity, to ensure that justice is done.
We have developed close links with senior journalists, helping them to better understand antisemitism in the UK and beyond through interviews, research and introductions to experts and victims. If you are a journalist or a victim willing to speak about your experiences, please do get in touch.
All this is being achieved without a single paid employee and practically no funding. We are providing a way for individuals to contribute their considerable talents to the fight against antisemitism.
We have exciting projects that cover education, outreach, awareness, training and public affairs. Our goal is to tackle antisemitism through education and enforcement, with the agility of a start-up, the expertise of established professionals in various fields and where needed, a dash of chutzpah.
Our success has been due to people like you who volunteer with us, donate to help cover our costs and respond when we ask the community to take action. Campaign Against Antisemitism was founded by members of the public who believe in the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Together we can turn the tide against antisemitism in Britain.
Thank you for being part of it.