Legislative Initiatives

Your voice is needed now!  Your opinion matters and can shape the work of legislators on the federal, state and local levels. ADL’s bipartisan advocacy efforts aim to persuade all of our elected officials to join us in working toward our mission, “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”  ​When we take action together, we are stronger.

Federal Initiatives

Urge Crack Down on Extremist Fundraising

While internet crowdfunding is typically used to support important causes — such as charities and start-ups — extremists exploit crowdfunding platforms to finance their hateful activities. Join ADL in urging President Biden to follow through on his commitment to crack down on extremist fundraising.

Support the Holocaust Education & Antisemitism Act

We’re living in dangerous times where far too many students in the U.S. do not learn about the Holocaust. Join ADL in the fight for the passage of the Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons (HEAL) Act so we can ensure the maximum reach and impact of Holocaust education nationally.

 

Call on the U.S. Government to Combat Antisemitism

Jews do not feel safe, and recent deadly attacks in Pittsburgh, Poway, Jersey City, Monsey, and Colleyville highlight the need for immediate action. Join ADL in demanding the U.S. government musters all available resources to counter threats against the Jewish people.

Secure Our Synagogues and Schools

Pittsburgh, Poway, Colleyville — these tragedies are burned into our memories. Every American deserves to be safe in their houses of worship and religious institutions.

Urge Amazon to Stop Profiting off Antisemitism

If you were to type "Hebrew" into the Amazon search bar, almost every result will include an iteration of the antisemitic film Hebrews to Negros. Promoting vicious and hateful propaganda in the name of increasing profit sales makes our communities less safe. Join ADL in demanding that Amazon stops giving a platform to antisemitism and commits to stop selling hate products.

Hold Big Tech Accountable

Online hate causes offline pain, whether an anonymous racist comment or a death threat. Outdated laws that have not caught up to the technology can create dangerous loopholes for social media companies to evade responsibility to remove hate from their platforms. Join ADL in contacting your lawmakers to demand Congress hold Big Tech accountable while respecting the First Amendment.

ADL Plans

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COMBAT Plan

ADL's COMBAT Plan offers a comprehensive, six-part framework for leaders at every level of government to condemn antisemitism, authorize and improve hate crimes laws, stop the spread of antisemitism online and protect Jewish institutions often targeted by antisemitic acts.

PROTECT Plan

PROTECT Plan

ADL's PROTECT Plan aims to address increasing domestic terrorism driven by domestic violent extremism while safeguarding civil rights and civil liberties. Domestic terrorism is a threat that impacts everyone.

REPAIR Plan

REPAIR Plan

ADL's REPAIR Plan offers a comprehensive framework for platforms and policymakers to take meaningful action to decrease online hate and extremism. REPAIR addresses many manifestations of online hate, including online harassment, antisemitism, racism, extremist disinformation and domestic terrorism.

ADL Impact

Thanks to the actions of the ADL community and advocates like you, we are having a measurable impact in the fight against hate. We must continue to act.

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Non-Profit Security Grant Program

Due in large part to the efforts of the ADL community, President Biden requested $360 million in funding be added to the federal budget for security for nonprofits, including houses of worship and religious institutions. Volunteers nationwide mobilized over 4,000 emails to push elected officials to support this critical effort.

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Dr. Deborah Lipstadt Confirmation

ADL supporters sent thousands of emails and made thousands of phone calls to members of the Senate, took part in virtual lobbying visits and published letters to the editor in key states in support of Dr. Lipstadt's confirmation as U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism. Our government affairs professionals led an effective coalition of Jewish organizations who made sure that lawmakers knew how important this position is, and how eminently qualified Dr. Lipstadt is.