The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.
In the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism, ADL challenges American and world leaders and the United Nations to take action against anti-Jewish bigotry and violence.
Leading the efforts to deter and counter hate-motivated crimes, the League drafted model hate crimes legislation in 1981, covering all hate crimes. Forty-five states have since enacted laws based on or similar to the model.
ADL monitors and combats global anti-Semitism and extremism, and promotes the security and well-being of Jewish communities around the world. Provides expertise to governments and non-government institutions worldwide.
Learn what ADL is doing to fight anti-Semitism, combat hate crimes and hate on the Internet, advocate for immigration reform, expand LGBT rights, advance women’s equality—and much more.
ADL works to combat hate through education and training for pre-K through university students, community groups, corporations, civic associations, religious organizations and law enforcement agencies.
Advocacy by ADL activists across the country is the key to advancing ADL’s policy priorities. In addition to in-person lobby visits, ADL’s Action Center is a useful platform for asking your elected officials to support issues that matter to you. There is no substitute for a Member hearing from their own constituents. Share your views with your Senators and Representatives on issues ranging from disability rights, to preventing a nuclear Iran, to immigration reform or ending workplace discrimination against LGBT employees.