August 2020, New York, NY – In response to the campaign
launched against ADL on August 12, 2020, organizations have signed the Join
with ADL letter to support the value of ADL's century-long work and mission.
As one of the oldest anti-hate groups
in the world, ADL has been committed to stopping the defamation of the Jewish
people and securing justice and fair treatment to all for more than 100 years.
For generations, we have fought all forms of bigotry and mobilized for civil
rights for all marginalized communities. Today, we are asking you to join with
ADL in that fight.
Unfortunately, at a
time when extremism, antisemitism, misinformation and bigotry continue to
surge, some are spreading misinformation about ADL’s crucial work. Sadly, these
efforts divide the civil rights community at a moment when unity is needed more
than ever. Rather than condemning each other, those committed to equity and
justice must focus on achieving our mutual civil rights goals. We recognize
that no organization is perfect -- far from it. We can all learn to do a better
job of fighting racism and bigotry. But our disagreements should not be a basis
for delegitimization of important work to address the shared goals. In fact,
having diversity among organizations fighting for civil rights only make our
In response to the
negative campaign launched in the summer of 2020, we have received a tremendous
outpouring of support from individuals and groups across the country. It has
been gratifying to hear from so many people spanning the ideological spectrum
who appreciate the work we do every day on the ground in our communities. These
individuals and organizations have stepped up to support our century-long body
of work fighting antisemitism, racism, and all forms of hatred.
To join with ADL
and say, “We support ADL’s ongoing fight to secure justice and fair treatment
to all,” please fill out and submit the form below.
More than ever, ADL
remains committed to fight antisemitism, combat extremism and to fight hate.