ADL Statement on the Election of Donald Trump

New York, NY, November 9, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today congratulated Donald Trump on his election victory and his selection by the American people as the 45th president of the United States, and pledged to work across communities to rally all Americans around rebuilding the sense of shared society after a difficult campaign.

Marvin D. Nathan, ADL National Chair, and Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:

We congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on last night’s election victory.  This is American democracy at work.  The voters have spoken, Secretary Clinton has conceded, and the civil transition of power is underway.

We welcome Mr. Trump’s pledge that he will be president for all Americans, and that he will seek the common ground and reconciliation that has been the hallmark of American elections and the transitions that follow.

Democracy is more than simply what occurs at the ballot box or during a particular election. Democracy encompasses the full collection of our laws, our norms and institutions that enshrine and protect our freedoms. That work begins today to reinvigorate the idealism of e Pluribus Unum and to ensure that America remains a land of economic opportunity and personal freedom for all people regardless of their gender, race, class, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation or political preference.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure fair treatment and justice to all. We will continue to remain steadfastly dedicated to that task.

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.

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