People For the American Way

Imagine a World Without Hate

In honor of its centennial, the Anti-Defamation League has launched the Imagine a World Without Hate video and action campaign.

For me it recalls the power of the progressive movement. People For the American Way has worked with ADL for a number of years on a wide range of issues. They are on the front lines of social change. With a strong coalition, including PFAW, they paved the way for passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Today they continue to fight on its behalf.

It also speaks more broadly to why we do what we do. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Anne Frank. Harvey Milk. Daniel Pearl. James Byrd, Jr. Matthew Shepard. Yitzhak Rabin. They and countless others, names familiar and not, lost their lives at the hands of hate. Their void is ours to fill. We are the ones who will write the headlines that might have been. We must stand up.

PFAW founder Norman Lear takes that responsibility very seriously.

As does ADL.

Watch Imagine a World Without Hate again.

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