ADL Condemns Roanoke, VA Mayor’s Reference To Internment Of Japanese During World War II As Reason To Deny Assistance To Syrian Refugees

Washington, D.C., November 18, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned Roanoke, Virginia Mayor David A. Bowers’s reference to the American internment of individuals of Japanese ancestry as a justification for rejecting Syrian refugees.  In a statement released today, Mayor Bowers requested that all Roanoke Valley governments and non-governmental agencies suspend assistance to Syrian…
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ADL In Concert Against Hate Honors Heroes Who Stood Up Against Hatred and Bigotry

Washington, D.C., November 16, 2015 …  On November 16, 2015, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) honored Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper, formerly of Westboro Baptist Church; General (Ret.) Mansour Abu Rashid, founder of the Amman Center for Peace and Development and former General Director of the Intelligence Department for the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces; and Ambassador Jakob…
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ADL Joins Coalition Press Conference to Invite MD Gov. Larry Hogan to Meet Syrian Refugees and Reconsider His Opposition to Accepting Them

On November 23, Eric Wachter, Associate Director of ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office, participated in a press conference in support of Syrian refugees at the Maryland State House in Annapolis.  At the press conference, a coalition of allied organizations invited Governor Larry Hogan to meet first-hand with Syrian refugees who recently have come to Maryland…
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ADL Honors Law Enforcement Heroes with Sixth Annual SHIELD Awards

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held its sixth annual presentation of the ADL SHIELD Awards on October 13, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Created by ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office in 2010, the SHIELD Awards annually recognize law enforcement for major contributions toward protecting the American people from hate crimes, extremism, and…
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