PROTECT Plan to Fight Domestic Terrorism

ADL developed the PROTECT Plan in response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol  to address the overall increase in domestic terrorism driven by domestic violent extremism while safeguarding  civil rights and civil liberties. Domestic terrorism is a threat that impacts everyone. Call on policymakers to act now. We urgently need action.

On January 6th, Americans watched as an insurrection fueled by violent 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 democracy.

In the time since the insurrection, ADL has played a lead role in aggressively advocating for policies that work 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


Fact Sheet

The seven facets of the PROTECT Plan will significantly help prevent domestic terrorism and would do so while protecting vulnerable communities against the risk of government overreach.

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Fact Sheet

White Supremacist Propaganda Spikes in 2020

ADL's report documents a massive, nationwide surge of antisemitic, racist and anti-LGBTQ+ fliers, stickers, posters and banners.

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White Supremacist Propaganda Spikes in 2020

Social Media Toolkit

Raise awareness and share on social media to join ADL to #ProtectAgainstHate.


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Social Media Toolkit

Extremist Attacks on Democracy

ADL has monitored the extremist rhetoric surrounding the violence that erupted January 6th at the U.S. Capitol. We have published pieces on antisemitism, right-wing extremists and the mainstreaming of hate.

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Extremist Attacks on Democracy

ADL H.E.A.T. Map

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


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ADL H.E.A.T. Map

Additional Resources:

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

Antisemitism and Extremism at the U.S. Capitol: ADL Response and Impact

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


ADL also announced the REPAIR Plan to address the hate and extremism of the digital world.

Regulation and reform
Enforcement at scale
People over profit
Access to justice
Interrupting disinformation
Research and innovation

Domestic extremism on the ground may stem from or spill over to digital spaces. We need to interrupt disinformation and end extremism