Governor Gianforte Recognizes Jewish American Heritage Month With 25 Governors

Governor's Office
  • April 27 2023

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today released a joint statement with 25 Republican governors recognizing May as Jewish American Heritage Month. The statement is as follows:

As public servants and governors, we support and recognize May as Jewish American Heritage Month—and call for observance to celebrate the historical, economic, and cultural impact of the Jewish-American people who have strengthened our communities and emboldened our nation throughout history.

We’re proud of the United States being the first country to recognize the State of Israel. Since then, we’ve fostered an unbreakable bond between our two nations based upon shared values, ultimately leading to prosperous economic, educational, and cultural partnerships.

We stand with our constituencies who oppose antisemitism, and we affirm the significance of Jewish-American contributions throughout U.S. history.

In addition to Governor Gianforte, signatories to the statement include Governors Kim Reynolds (IA), Bill Lee (TN), Kay Ivey (AL), Mike Dunleavy (AK), Sarah Sanders (AR), Ron DeSantis (FL), Brian Kemp (GA), Brad Little (ID), Eric Holcomb (IN), Tate Reeves (MS), Mike Parson (MO), Jim Pillen (NE), Joe Lombardo (NV), Chris Sununu (NH), Doug Burgum (ND), Mike DeWine (OH), Kevin Stitt (OK), Henry McMaster (SC), Kristi Noem (SD), Greg Abbott (TX), Spencer Cox (UT), Phil Scott (VT), Glenn Youngkin (VA), Jim Justice (WV), and Mark Gordon (WY).