On January 6, 2021, Americans watched as a violent insurrection fueled by extremist conspiracy theories and white supremacy gripped the nation and attacked our democracy. This was a predictable act of political violence fueled by years of increasing domestic violent extremism. The forces that led to the attack on our Capitol continue to pose a threat to American security and our democracy today.

ADL has been the leader in advocating for policies to counter the surge of domestic violent extremism. We’ve seen great progress so far, but there’s much work that remains.

Prioritize Preventing and Countering Domestic Terrorism
Resource According to the Threat
Oppose Extremists in Government Service
Take Domestic Terrorism Prevention Measures
End the Complicity of Social Media in Facilitating Extremism
Create an Independent Clearinghouse for Online Extremist Content
Target Foreign White Supremacist Terrorist Groups

More information on the PROTECT Plan:

ADL’s three-pronged approach to national advocacy

The PROTECT Plan complements ADL’s COMBAT Plan to fight antisemitism and REPAIR Plan to address online hate. Together, these three plans – PROTECT, COMBAT and REPAIR—along with ADL’s Democracy Initiative—round out ADL’s whole-of-society advocacy agenda.  ADL is mobilizing its full resources and capacities in pursuit of these comprehensive policy agendas on the international, national, state, and local levels.

Additional Resources

Jan. 6 Insurrection: One Year Later: Learn about the progress we've made and some of the action still needed since January 6, 2021.

Support the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act: Urge your Senators to support immediate passage of this Act, which would require federal law enforcement agencies to regularly assess domestic terrorism threats and provide training and resources to assist state, local and tribal law enforcement.

Hate on Display™ Hate Symbols Database: This resource provides an overview of many of the symbols most frequently used by a variety of white supremacist and other types of hate groups.

ADL H.E.A.T. Map: The H.E.A.T. Map is an interactive map detailing extremist and antisemitic incidents around the country.

Fighting Hate from Home webinar: Extremism and Political Violence in America - January 21, 2021

U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill joined ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and Oren Segal, the VP of ADL’s Center on Extremism, to analyze the anger and vitriol we saw during the attack on the Capitol, what drove things to that boiling point, and what comes next as we face an extremist threat that appears to have significant staying power. They shared insights about who these militants are, how to disrupt the dangers they present, and how to reduce their ongoing reach.

Extremist-related Shootouts with Police Soar in 2020

ADL Finds Domestic Extremist Murders in 2020 Overwhelmingly Linked to Far-Right Extremists

extremely: A Podcast for Anyone Who Wants to Understand and Interrupt Modern Hate and Extremism

Countering Election-Motivated Violent Extremism In 2020 And Beyond

White Supremacist Terror: Modernizing Our Approach to Today's Threat

Addressing the National Security Threat of White Supremacist Terrorism

Reframing Prevention: If Government Won’t Lead, Civil Society Must Step Up to Curb Extremism