ADL Southwest Applauds Signing of Anti-Swatting Bill

As a leader in fighting all forms of hate on the ground and online, ADL Texas worked with legislative partners in Texas to introduce swatting legislation aimed at addressing online hate and harassment while providing targets of online abuse the necessary recourse to hold perpetrators accountable. On Friday, June 18, Governor Greg Abbott signed SB1056 into law. Swatting is the

Southwest Region Launches New Program to Fight Antisemitism and Extremism

ADL’s (the Anti-Defamation League’s) Southwest Region has created an immediate response to growing antisemitism and extremism with its C.E.A.S.E. campaign, launching in June 2021. C.E.A.S.E. stands for Combating Extremism and Antisemitism Everywhere, something that is needed desperately to counteract the growing number of antisemitic incidents.   Recent ADL surveys found that antisemitic incidents in the U.S. more than doubled in May

American Jews Are Increasingly Concerned About Antisemitism in Wake of Recent Violence in Israel

A nationwide survey conducted by ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) in the aftermath of the recent violence between Israel and Hamas found that three-quarters of American Jews are more concerned about antisemitism in the U.S. and abroad, and 60 percent have personally witnessed antisemitism because of the conflict in May. The poll also found that 40 percent of American Jews are

ADL Texas Pays Tribute to Juneteenth with Special Webinar

During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all enslaved persons in the Confederate States to be free. It became effective January 1, 1863, but Texas slaves were not emancipated until June 19, 1865, when Union Major General Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3 at Union Army Headquarters in Galveston. The order freed all

ADL Welcomes Sentencing of Atomwaffen Leader

ADL’s Southwest Region welcomes the sentencing of former Atomwaffen leader John Cameron Denton to 41-years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to target a U.S. Cabinet member, and African American church, a journalist and more than 100 others with fake bomb threats and 9-1-1 calls. U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of Virginia imposed the sentence and ruled Denton’s