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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: September 30, 2015 10:58 AM
From: Representative Dan Frankel
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Designating the week of October 19-23, 2015, as "No Place for Hate Week" in Pennsylvania
As in years past, I will introduce a resolution in the near future designating the week of October 19-23, 2015, as "No Place for Hate Week" in Pennsylvania and commending the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for their over one hundred years of advocacy.

ADL was founded in October 1913 to fight anti-Semitism and to “secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now as one of the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agencies, ADL continues the fight against anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. As part of the organization's efforts, the “No Place for Hate Program” was established in 1999 as an outreach effort designed to provide schools and communities with an organizing framework for combating bias and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive climate. By reducing bias and increasing appreciation for diversity, “No Place for Hate” is an innovative and powerful method for sending a clear, unified message that all students have a place to belong.

This crucial program is operational in hundreds of schools, organizations and communities throughout Pennsylvania. “No Place for Hate” continues to prove itself as an invaluable resource to communities across the Commonwealth. In recognition of the many accomplishments of “No Place for Hate”, I will be sponsoring a resolution designating the week of October 19 through October 23, 2015 as “No Place for Hate Week” in Pennsylvania. I invite all members to co-sponsor this important legislation.

Introduced as HR533