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Who is Michael? A native of Dayton and a graduate of Fairview High School, Michael has been the Washington Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) since January 1989. ADL has been fighting anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of bigotry through advocacy and anti-bias education programs since 1913. Michael previously worked for two members of Congress, including former Dayton-area Representative Tony Hall. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Duke Law School, where he served as a member of the Duke Law Journal. He has helped draft hate crime and bullying prevention laws and led the broad coalition of civil rights, religious, law enforcement and civic organizations that worked for 13 years to enact the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.