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About the CSSC


From Buffalo, New York to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Atlanta, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, Oak Creek, Wisconsin and far too many cities across the United States, we have seen that domestic violent extremist movements pose mortal threats to the American people. The Community Solidarity & Safety Coalition (CSSC) is a group of organizations across sectors who have come together to advocate for and support our communities, with a particular focus on community-based and nonprofit organizations, houses of worship, and educational spaces.

Domestic violent extremist movements target and threaten all Americans, from the Jewish community to HBCUs, Black churches, members of the AAPI community, and people simply shopping in grocery stores. The Jewish community and African-
American community have spent decades building different elements of an infrastructure to document violent threats and advise on how to mitigate them, from attacks on synagogues to the burning of African-American churches. ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and the National Urban League (NUL), two of the nation’s oldest civil rights organizations focused on the Jewish and African-American communities respectively, seek to invite other aligned organizations to work in common cause to develop a set of best practices, policies and active programming related to combating domestic violent extremism. 

What We Do

  • Make recommendations to policymakers regarding hate-fueled violence

  • Ensure communities have the resources to keep themselves safe from hate-fueled violence or assess their needs if they do not

  • Create best practices to help communities keep themselves safe from hate-fueled violence

  • Respond to – and report on – incidents of hate-fueled violence


  • ADL, co-chair

  • National Urban League, co-chair

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church Social Action Commission


  • Interfaith America

  • Jewish Federations of North America


  • Matthew Shepard Foundation


  • National Action Network

  • National African American Clergy Network

  • National Association of Evangelicals

  • National Baptist Convention of America

  • National Pan-Hellenic Council

  • National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

  • National Council of Black Churches

  • National Council of Churches

  • National Latino Evangelical Coalition

  • Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers

  • Progressive National Baptist Convention

  • Rabbinical Assembly

  • The Asian American Foundation

  • UnidosUS

  • United Negro College Fund

  • Union for Reform Judaism

  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

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