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Over 100 Non-Profit, Labor, Faith-based, and Advocacy Organizations Demand Facebook #StopHateForProfit

  • Over 100 organizations signed an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg demanding Facebook agrees to #StopHateForProfit

  • Signees include American Federation of Teachers, Black Lives Matter Global Network, GLAAD, Guns Down America, Matthew Shepard Foundation, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, People for the American Way, SEIU-UHW, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, and 100+ More

  • New Ethnic, Racial, Religious, and Gender Partners Represent Asian-Americans, Black-Americans, Catholics, Episcopalians, Hindus, Hispanics, Japanese-Americans, Jews, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Lutherans, Sikhs, Muslims, and Syrian Refugees, Among Others


New York, July 14, 2020 – The Stop Hate for Profit campaign today released an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg with over 100 signees from non-profit, labor, faith-based, and advocacy groups calling on Facebook to #StopHateForProfit. Stop Hate for Profit, which launched less than a month ago by encouraging for-profit businesses to pause advertising on Facebook during the month of July, rapidly grew to over 1,000 companies pulling ad dollars from the platform. With the tremendous success of the ad pause, Stop Hate for Profit will now harness the collective power of community organizations in a grassroots effort to call upon the conscience of Facebook’s leadership and demand they fix the platform’s policies that empower hate groups, divisiveness, and extremism.


Signees include American Federation of Teachers, Black Lives Matter Global Network, GLAAD, Guns Down America, Matthew Shepard Foundation, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, People for the American Way, SEIU-UHW, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists, and over a hundred other organizations.


 “Despite Facebook’s huge profits, the company has repeatedly failed to stop the spread of hate and disinformation across all its products,” the letter explains. The letter closes by calling on Facebook to “commit to real and systemic changes.”


The Stop Hate for Profit coalition issued the following statement in response to the new signatories:


“Facebook’s strategy is to wait us out, but from leading companies to non-profits, from corporations pausing advertising to community advocates organizing on the ground, society has drawn a line in the sand. We are united around a common cause: stopping Facebook’s practice of profiting from hate.”


The full letter is available here. For more information on Stop Hate for Profit, visit


List of Signees


350 Colorado


Ahavat Olam

American Forests

American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council

Arizona Jews 4 Justice

Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church

Asian Americans in Action

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center

Be A Hero

Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Berkeley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League

Beth Torah congregation

Black Lives Matter Global Network

Bnai jacob

Boston Children's Hospital

Bristol Holocaust and Genocide Center

Build A Movement 2020

Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Climate Finance Action



Congregation B'nai Chaim

Congregation B’nai Israel

Congregation Beth Israel-Charlottesville, VA

Congregation Shir Hadash

Contemporary Policy Institute

Council for Global Equality

Dangerous Speech Project

Death Penalty Focus

Detroit Center for Civil Discourse

Disability Rights Florida

Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre

Equal Justice Society


Fair World Project

Farm Aid

Florida Trans Proud Inc

Food & Water Action

Free Speech For People



Global Project Against Hate and Extremism

Guns Down America


Hindu American Foundation

Hispanic Services Council

Holocaust Center for Humanity

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of FL

I’m Young And Empowered, Inc.

Institute for Holocaust Education

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Islamic Society of North America

Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta

Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta

Japanese American Citizens League

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Jewish Women International (JWI)

Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre

Keeping It Sacred

Keys Jewish Community Center

Lakin Holocaust Library & Resource Center

Lawyers for Civil Rights

Los Caminos de Israel

Lucy & Isadore B. Adelman Foundation

LULAC Florida

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Main Street Alliance


Marin Agricultural Land Trust

Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque

Matthew Shepard Foundation

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus


Movement Alliance Project

MPact Global Action for Gay Men's Health and Rights

Multifaith Alliance For Syrian Refugees

National Asian American Community Foundation

National Audubon Society

NEVER AGAIN Association


OC Human Relations

Ohr Shalom Synagogue

One Orlando Alliance

Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Open MIC (Open Media & Information Companies Initiative)

Orange County Congregation Community Organization

Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative

Pacifica Institute of Northern California

Path With Heart

People For the American Way

Plan International Canada

Plan International Canada

Project Include

Public Knowledge

Seeding Sovereignty


Selden K Smith Holocaust Education Foundation

Sierra Club

St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

Stop Online Violence Against Women

Stop the Money Pipeline

Student Conservation Association


Temple Beth El of South Orange County

Temple Beth Emet

Temple Beth Or

Temple Beth Sholom

Terezín Music Foundation

The Brightest Foundation

The Catholic University of America: The School of Theology and Religious Studies

The Dru Project

The Episcopal Church

The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado

The Martin-Springer Institute: Global Engagement Through Holocaust Awareness

The Sikh Coalition

TransSOCIAL, Inc.


Union of Concerned Scientists


Uri L'Tzedek

Vermont Holocaust Memorial

Voices of Hope

Voting Rights Lab

World Animal Protection


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