Action Alert: Track Hate Crimes Against Arabs
As part of an ongoing effort by ADC to promote tracking of hate crimes against Arabs, a group of US Senators are urging Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Muller to allow for the collection and tracking of hate crimes committed against Arab Americans, Sikh Americans, and Hindu Americans.
We urge you to contact your Senators now and ask that they sign on to the letter introduced by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA).
Today is the last day to take action, so act now!
Last year, in response to a written request by ADC to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to include “Arab” among the “race” identities that may be recorded on the Hate Crime Incident Report (Form 1-699), ADC was invited to present our request to the DOJ. ADC submitted an official follow up request on the matter which can be read here.
We have come a long way since, and we hope this letter from the Senate will help us move the process forward.
Click here to send a letter to your Senator!