Political violence and the willingness to use it represent growing threats, as evidenced by the January 6, 2021, act of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Extremism poses a violent threat not only to our democratic institutions but also to marginalized communities, as we’ve seen through the violence in Charleston, Pittsburgh, El Paso, Buffalo, Colorado Springs, and so many more. This is a time for collective action and understanding to help protect communities who are at risk and to ensure a peaceful future for our children.
ADL and the National Urban League are proud to serve as conveners for change in this area. Unfortunately, in both past and present, the constituencies that each of our organizations serve have faced the real-world consequences of hate, violence and extremism. This partnership represents a call for unity and justice from Buffalo to Charleston and from California to Orlando and to eradicate the threat of violent extremism.
Project CODE will create new convenings, partnerships and policy initiatives; source better data collection and facilitate intelligence-sharing about new and emerging threats; collectively brainstorm rapid response and mobilization options; and leverage partner relationships to ensure actionable intelligence reaches those with the best capacity to use it effectively.
Project CODE thanks the Joyce Foundation for its generous support of this initiative.
Everytown for Gun Safety (Everytown)
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
National Conference of American Indians (NCAI)
National Urban League