As we reflect on 10 years since Oak Creek–and additional acts of targeted mass violence in Charleston, Isla Vista, Pittsburgh, El Paso, Poway, Buffalo, and elsewhere across our country–we choose to take action. Not enough has been done to stem the rising tides of violent hate in the United States, but Congress can move forward with three critical pieces of legislation today:
- The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act will create better federal standards for appropriate investigation of white nationalist and supremacist groups and implement several common sense processes to combat white supremacy–while not falling into tropes of racial and religious groups who may become unintentional targets of national security responses.
- The Nonprofit Security Grant Program Improvement Act will make more resources readily available to gurdwaras, synagogues, mosques, churches, and other nonprofit institutions that wish to invest in strengthening themselves against potential violent attack; and
- The Justice for Victims of Hate Crimes Act will close a loophole in the law that currently prohibits the Department of Justice from prosecuting the majority of hate crimes in this country.
Fill out the form below to automatically send a letter to your Representative and Senators supporting these three critical laws. In calling for meaningful change, you can help honor those we have lost to hate and prevent future tragedies against all of our communities.