WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WHO:            Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors

 

WHAT:          Press Phone Briefing: Responding to Hate in Charlottesville

 

WHERE:       Dial in: 888-352-6809, Passcode: 2728295

 

WHEN:          Today, Friday, August 18 at 12:00 PM ET

 

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL will hold a news conference call on Friday, August 18 at 12:00 PM ET to make a bipartisan announcement in response to last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va. The call will feature:

 

  • Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia (SC), USCM Vice President
  • Mayor Steve Adler, Austin (TX)
  • Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville (KY)
  • Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham (OR)
  • Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary (IN)
  • Mayor Tom Tait, Anaheim (CA)
  • Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director, ADL
  • Tom Cochran, CEO & Executive Director, USCM

 

In the aftermath of the largest gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and KKK members in more than a decade, mayors across the country have condemned the bigotry and violence seen in Charlottesville. Mr. Greenblatt has condemned the violence and President Trump’s remarks and called on the White House to take action.

 

On this call, the mayors and ADL will discuss further steps to ensure the bigotry-fueled violence and racist and anti-Semitic hatred witnessed in Charlottesville, Va. will never happen again.

 

There will be an opportunity for press Q&A immediately following the speakers’ remarks.

 

All press participating are asked to RSVP to adlmedia@adl.org and Sara Durr.

 

About the U.S. Conference of Mayors

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

 

About ADL

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.  Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias curricula for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all. Follow us on Twitter @ADL_National and visit us at adl.org.

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Todd Gutnick
ADL
(212) 885-7755
adlmedia@adl.org

Sara Durr
U.S. Conference of Mayors
202-215-1811
sara@durrcommunications.com