Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Citing Anti-Semitic Incidents in Portland, Oregon Democrats Seek to Toughen State, National Hate Crimes Laws- Willamette Week
By Corey Pein
March 16, 2017
Oregon's U.S. Senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, issued a joint statement today announcing their support for the tougher federal hate crimes laws, and cited anti-Semitic incidents described by WW this week.
The Senators co-sponsored the NO HATE Act, a bill introduced yesterday by Se. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), which provides "incentives for hate crime reporting, grants for State-run hate crimes hotlines, a Federal private right of action for victims of hate crimes, and additional penalties for individuals convicted under" the existing hate crimes law.
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