Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Friday to debate methods to fight on-line hate and extremism
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Friday to debate methods to fight on-line hate and extremism.
Emhoff was in Auckland to steer a delegation to the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup and meet with officers. He informed a gathering of the Christchurch Name the world was witnessing a “international epidemic of hate.”
Emhoff, who’s Jewish, mentioned he was “working in opposition to this scourge of anti-Semitism and this epidemic of hate on the whole. So this work could be very, very private to me.”
“However my work isn’t just about Jews. It’s about all of us. It’s about combating hate in all of its kinds,” he mentioned.
The group is called after the New Zealand metropolis the place a gunman in 2019 shot and killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques whereas streaming his assault on-line.
Ardern thanked Emhoff for his work and for sharing within the “joyous event” of the World Cup. She launched the Christchurch Name with French President Emmanuel Macron two months after the Christchurch assault. After stepping down as chief earlier this 12 months, she was appointed particular envoy for the Christchurch Name, declining to take any pay for the position.
Emhoff will subsequent journey to Samoa.