Read a PDF of our statement here.

WASHINGTON – The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., The Leadership Conference Education Fund, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Communities Against Hate, and 83 other civil rights organizations today launched full-page advertisements in The New York Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in solidarity with victims of recent acts of hate and bigotry in our country.

The ad, designed by artist Celeste Jacobs, depicts elements of Pittsburgh, Pa., the location of the recent anti-Semitic mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, and Louisville, Ky., where a white supremacist murdered two African Americans at a Kroger supermarket when the gunman was unable to enter a predominantly Black church.

Celeste Jacobs is a Jewish-American graphic designer and illustrator whose work makes complicated elements accessible and inspiring. Celeste explores narratives, folklore and relationships with one another in her work. 

The groups condemn all acts of hate and urge all victims and witnesses of hate to document their incidents at communitiesagainsthate.org or by calling 1-844-9-NO-HATE.

The ad can be viewed here. For more information, visit loveilluminates.org

The list of organizations signing the ad follows:

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Communities Against Hate

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Advancement Project

African American Ministers In Action

American Association of People with Disabilities

American Association of University Women

American Federation of Teachers

American Humanist Association

American Islamic Congress

American Jewish Committee

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Anti-Defamation League

Arab American Institute (AAI)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Augustus F. Hawkins Foundation

Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Campaign for Youth Justice

Center for Community Change

Coalition on Human Needs

Defending Rights & Dissent

Demos

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Drug Policy Alliance

Equal Justice Society

Feminist Majority Foundation

Girls Inc.

GLSEN

Hip Hop Caucus

Hollaback!

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Watch

IAOHRA – International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies

Impact Fund

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Juvenile Law Center

Lambda Legal

LatinoJustice

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

League of Women Voters

Legal Aid at Work

MALDEF

Matthew Shepard Foundation

Muslim Advocates

Muslim Public Affairs Council

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council

NAACP

National Action Network

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)

National Association of Human Rights Workers

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund

National Association of Social Workers

National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Council of Jewish Women

National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh

National Council of Teachers of English

National Disability Rights Network

National Down Syndrome Congress

National Employment Law Project

National Employment Lawyers Association

NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING ALLIANCE

National Immigration Law Center

National Legal Aid and Defender Association

National LGBTQ Task Force

National Organization for Women

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Urban League

National Women’s Law Center

New York City Anti-Violence Project

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

People For the American Way

PFLAG National

PolicyLink

SEIU

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

The Sikh Coalition

The United Methodist Church-General Board of Church & Society

UnidosUS

Union for Reform Judaism

YWCA USA

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