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