US Attorney General urged to move faster on Federal Anti-Asian Hate Law

Letter to Merrick B. GarlandSenator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) sent this letter (a portion shown above) to US Attorney General Merrick Garland asking for faster action on implementing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act.  They specifically ask for speeding up implementation of reporting of hate crimes and incidents and point out that many acts of discrimination do not meet the threshold for a hate crime.  They also ask for acceleration of public education campaigns about hate crimes and for reaching victims.

The Justice Department acknowledged receipt of the letter without additional comment.


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