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From the Executive Director

From the Executive Director
Jennifer Meeropol is the granddaughter of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and the daughter of RFC Founder, Robert Meeropol.  Jenn became the Executive Director of the RFC on September 1, 2013.  Prior posts on this page were written by Robert (unless otherwise noted), and represent his opinions, which are not necessarily shared by the RFC.

The last few weeks have been a flurry of activity at the RFC. As summer turned into fall, we received over 80 applications for support from activist parents and guardians all across the country. This comes as no surprise; fascism, racism, reproductive injustice and climate destruction remain persistent and pervasive threats in this country. We need only to turn on the news to see that targeting is on the rise, and that it takes enormous bravery to push back against these powerful forces. This is the work our beneficiary families do, and it is an honor to be able to support them in their fight.

One of my mother’s earliest childhood memories is hearing one name repeated over and over in conversations around her: “Rosenberg.” It’s no surprise that my mom grew up constantly aware of the horrors of the Rosenberg case. She was raised in a Jewish community in New York City at the time of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s trial and execution. Her parents - my grandparents - were the same age as the Rosenbergs.