ADL Condemns Racist Faxes Sent to California State Senator Leland Yee

San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2011… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the racist and threatening faxes that were sent to California State Senator Leland Yee yesterday. The messages come on the heels of Senator Yee's criticism of Rush Limbaugh for making remarks about China' President Hu Jintao that played on stereotypes about Chinese people. 

Regional Director Daniel S. Sandman stated that, "It is intolerable for anyone to resort to prejudice and intimidation to make a political point. The reported bigoted content of the faxes is deeply disturbing. We hope that a thorough investigation will reveal the identities of the perpetrators and put an end to this attempt to menace one of our public officials."

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.