ADL STATEMENT ON CIVILITY IN NATIONAL PUBLIC DISCOURSE
We stand together today to call for civility in our national public discourse.
Let our debate on the issues of the moment be thoughtful and reasoned.
Let us look to our elected leaders for leadership, whether or not we support their policies.
Let all of us, across the political spectrum, encourage advocacy that is vigorous and pointed, but not personal or hostile.
We reject appeals to bigotry, racism and prejudice.
We reject calls to violence.
In our national public discourse in 2010, let us cast American democracy in the best possible light.