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Southwest Region’s Work on Voting Rights

The 2020 election brought many new challenges for Texas voters and election officials, including trying to keep voting safe for citizens during a time of high contagion in the COVID-19 pandemic.  ADL was at the forefront of securing voting rights. Specifically, the Southwest Region worked to ensure voter safety during the pandemic and challenged limitations on the number of ballot drop-off locations. ADL

2020 Media Highlights

In his first year as Regional Director, Mark B. Toubin appeared in over 50 print articles, twenty radio interviews and a dozen TV news interviews. Highlights include: KTRH – Domestic Terrorism Houston Public Media – Texas One a Top Location for White Supremacist Propaganda KHOU – Another Ugly Side-Effect of COVID-19 Dallas Morning News – Supreme Court Landmark Ruling Extend

Southwest Region Speaking Engagements 2020

Southwest Regional Director Mark B. Toubin was in high demand as a speaker on 2020. He spoke in person to or appeared virtually on over 30 programs, including Facebook Live presentations, panel discussions and organizational meetings. Highlights include: Asian Americans Salute Frontline Heroes: “From Vincent Chin to George Floyd” Webinar Unity in Diversity Amidst Covid-19 Nesti for Faith & Culture

Southwest Region Education Accomplishments in 2020

Everything is different because of COVID-19, but ADL’s Education department has been working hard to continue providing resources to educators, students, and caregivers.  Here’s a sampling of what we did. No Place for Hate® We are marking the 20thanniversary of No Place for Hate® in this 2020-2021 school year. We created the hashtag #NPFHSW2020 for the anniversary and began posting No

ADL’s Committees Work Hard in 2020

The Southwest Region’s committees have been hard at work this year. Here are some of this year’s accomplishments: Strategic Development The Southwest Region exceeded its development goal for 2020, under very trying circumstances. Civil Rights The Civil Rights Committee helped pass COVID-related anti-hate resolutions in San Antonio,  and Fort Bend County, and well as helped secure a letter against COVID-related