Actress Patricia Heaton Launches October 7 Coalition To Combat Antisemitism

Actress Patricia Heaton

Actress Patricia Heaton, known for her roles in Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, took a public stand against rising antisemitism in America by starting her own nonprofit, the October 7 Coalition (O7C).

Heaton, who lives in Nashville, founded O7C as a Christian grassroots group meant to serve as a network for Christians and pastors to take public stands against antisemitism in the U.S. Heaton and the group have been involved in protests against antisemitism, like at Columbia University which has previously been embattled by anti-Israel demonstrations and encampments by students.

“When I saw what had happened on October 7, I was so astonished by the horror of it, that I assumed that all of America would be up in arms over what had happened in Israel,” Heaton told The Tennessee Star in an in-person interview about the reasons for her involvement on this issue. “And I didn’t really see it.”