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RAC Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

Read the latest updates and learn more about how we are working to combat hate crimes through a Reform Jewish perspective. 

Hate Crimes

Take Action: Urge Congress to improve hate crime reporting and assistance for victims of hate
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According to the FBI, hate crimes increased by an alarming 17 percent in 2017, including a 37 percent rise in hate crimes targeting Jews. By providing federal grants to modernize reporting systems, establish state hotlines, and train law enforcement officers, the Senate’s Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer NO HATE Act of 2019 (S.2043) and the companion bill in the House (H.R.3545) will promote more accurate data collection and assist victims of hate.

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The RAC is a partner of Communities Against Hate, a national initiative to document stories and respond to incidents of violence, threats and property damage motivated by hate in the United States. An historic coalition of diverse national organizations and neighborhood groups, Communities Against Hate provides a safe place for survivors and witnesses to share stories of hate incidents through an online database and telephone hotline. 

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Latest Updates on Hate Crimes
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Oct 30, 2018|Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Jan 25, 2018|Matt Fidel and Noah Fitzgerel
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Aug 15, 2017|Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Contact Our Legislative Policy Team

For more information on this issue, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Ali Rosenblatt at 202-387-2800.