WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes pleasure in
  recognizing the Anti-Defamation League on the occasion of its
  100th anniversary; and
         WHEREAS, This invaluable organization has spent the past
  century working to eradicate prejudice, racism, and bigotry of
  all forms; and
         WHEREAS, Founded in 1913 to fight the defamation of the
  Jewish people, the league in its early years targeted quotas
  limiting the admission of Jews to American colleges and
  universities and fought the exclusion of Jews from specific
  neighborhoods and professions; and
         WHEREAS, In the 1930s, the league took on the mantle of
  fighting for American democracy; responding to the rise of
  fascist and nativist groups, it established a research division
  that monitored and exposed extremists, an operation that is still
  in existence today; and
         WHEREAS, From the 1940s through the 1960s, the group worked
  particularly closely with African Americans, helping black
  citizens navigate the judicial and legislative systems and
  working to expose acts plotted by the Ku Klux Klan; and
         WHEREAS, In the 1970s, the league opened offices in Israel
  and worked against a boycott of companies doing business with
  Israel; and
         WHEREAS, The Anti-Defamation League later launched its A
  World of Difference Institute and has helped innumerable
  students around the globe learn how to fight bias and hatred; and
         WHEREAS, This outstanding organization has spent the past
  century defending the downtrodden, regardless of race, creed, or
  religion, and it is highly deserving of praise and recognition;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
  83rd Legislature, hereby commend the Anti-Defamation League on
  the occasion of its 100th anniversary and extend to its members
  sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  the organization as an expression of high regard from the Texas
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 18, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate