In the words of Senator Richard Blumenthal, “Hate crimes shatter lives—they shred people’s sense of trust and wellbeing.” At AAI we are determined to improve our response to hate crime so that victims, families, and communities can live free of fear and are able to participate in our democracy without threat of harm. On Wednesday AAI Executive Director Maya Berry joined the families of Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer, Senator Blumenthal and Congressman Don Beyer and other sponsors of the Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer NO HATE Actas well as fellow civil rights organizations, to call for the swift passage of the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act (you can watch the full press conference here). With the well-established problem of underreporting, we need thislegislation to improve our response to hate crime. So contact your member of Congress asking them to become a cosponsor now.