I am raising funds for both personal and professional reasons. As an American Jew, I was raised on the mantra of Never Again, to learn from our history to understand the dark consequences of hatred and bigotry. Sadly, history seems to be repeating itself as Jews in America and around the globe are targeted and scapegoated and have been disproportionately the victims of hate crimes. Professionally as a journalist, I rely on the data the ADL painstakingly collects on hate and bias incidents on Jews but of other religious, ethnic, racial and sexual groups that are marginalized and targeted by hatred. Their data and investigations are crucial in battling and educating others about the signs of hatred.