Like we said earlier, the debates featured a couple references to the increase of white supremacist violence and hate crime in American society, but we’ve yet to see a serious policy conversation between the candidates about how to address this problem. Though they didn’t bring it up, two of last night’s debate participants, Senators Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand, have cosponsored a pretty important bipartisan bill in Congress that would improve our understanding of hate crime and help communities respond. The bill is called the Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer NO HATE Act and is named after two people (one Arab American) whose murders were prosecuted as hate crimes but not recorded in federal statistics. You, too, think better data is something everyone should get behind? Amazing! Now’s a great time to contact your members of Congress this August recess and tell them to cosponsor this important bill. This is just the first of three legislative priorities we have this summer. What are the others, you ask? Read on, friend.

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