Monday marked the 3-year anniversary of Khalid Jabara’s murder in Tulsa, OK, and the 2-year anniversary of Heather Heyer’s murder in Charlottesville, VA, both of which were high profile incidents prosecuted as hate crimes. However, both incidents went unreported in federal hate crime statistics. On Monday, our Executive Director Maya Berry appeared on CNN discussing AAI’s discovery of these omissions and what we need to fix them: the Jabara Heyer NO HATE Act (which you should tell Congress to support). And if you are not convinced by our case for improved data collection and reporting to, please read this powerful New York Times op-ed  by Susan Bro and Haifa Jabara, the mothers of Heather and Khalid. They call for support of the Jabara Heyer No HATE Act because it mandates better hate crime reporting and enables us to better respond to hate crime, so fewer people are victimized by the disturbing upsurge in hate in our current climate. Together, we can get this done.

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