Anti-Defamation League, Government & National Affairs Office

Mission Statement

“The immediate object of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.”

Mission Source:
Expenditures Source:
2009 IRS Form 990, Lobbying Expenses

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Religious Tradition

Year/Decade Arrived in D.C.

  • 1950s

Annual Advocacy Expenditures

  • $484,194

Type of Organization

Tax Status

Location of D.C.-Area Office

  • Washington, D.C. (National HQ: New York, N.Y.)