On October 7th, the Anti-Defamation League presented the Torch of Liberty Award to Mr. Max Javit and me. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to community, justice, and equal opportunity for all. I was deeply honored and humbled to receive it.
The ADL was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Now one of the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agencies, it fights anti-semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals, and protects civil rights for all. I am very pleased to be associated with the ADL and its membership. It is an amazing organization.