May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015 – After a long Civil Law and Procedure Committee meeting that was full of civil, impassioned testimony and debate that outlined the pitfalls and consequences of the proposed legislation, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is disappointed that Governor Jindal would directly counter the clear majority opinion and issue an Executive Order that continues the…
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April 1, 2015

ADL Urges Arkansas Not to Make the Mistake of Copying Indiana’s So-Called “Religious Freedom” Law  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is deeply troubled and disappointed by Arkansas’ adoption of a so-called “religious freedom” law that would empower businesses and individuals to discriminate against the LGBT community and others based on religious beliefs.   HB 1228 is broader…
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March 30, 2015

ADL AUDIT: IN 2014 ANTI-SEMITIC INCIDENTS ROSE 21 PERCENT ACROSS THE U.S. IN A “PARTICULARLY VIOLENT YEAR FOR JEWS” REPORTS SPIKED NOTICEABLY DURING GAZA WAR The total number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased by 21 percent in 2014 in a year marked by a violent anti-Semitic shooting attack targeting Jewish community buildings…
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March 26, 2015

The Anti-Defamation League is deeply troubled by the circumstances surrounding the death of Otis James Byrd, an African American man living in Mississippi.  According to local media reports, Mr. Byrd’s body was found hanging from a tree with a bed sheet tied around his neck in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Although the circumstances surrounding his death…
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