ADL announced the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. 50 States Against Hate: An Initiative for Stronger Hate Crime Laws will work toward the passage of hate crime laws in the five states which do not have them – Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Wyoming – while simultaneously seeking to make existing hate crime laws in the other 45 states more inclusive and comprehensive.
ADL condemned hateful rhetoric directed against Congressman Jerrold Nadler and other Members of Congress who have announced their positions on the Iran deal.
"...I hope to hear what specific measures we will undertake to prepare for the day after, and the prospect of an emboldened and enriched Islamic Republic that espouses unrelenting anti-Semitism, represses its own religious and ethnic minorities, continuously threatens America and our allies, including Israel, and funds terrorism..."
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL National Director, from an article in Tablet Magazine in advance of President Obama’s webcast with the Jewish community on the Iran deal.
Mr. Greenblatt discusses the latest hate crime in Boston against a Latino man and recent anti-immigrant rhetoric that has “reached a fever pitch.” He says immigrants have been a frequent target of hate and stressed that this is “long past time for that to end.”
The Huffington Post Blog, August 21, 2015
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