The U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights held a hearing today on hate crimes in the United States, following a call to action from a broad coalition of social justice and LGBT organizations after the anti-Sikh attack in Oak Creek, Wisconsin earlier this summer. Many of these organizations submitted statements for the record articulating how hate crimes impact their respective communities, and the role of the federal government in preventing and responding to these acts of violence.
We teamed up with our friends at GLOV and submitted statements about how hate crimes affect trans and LGB people living in DC. You can read DCTC’s statement here, along with GLOV’s statement here. Both organizations, along with the Rainbow Response Coalition, are DC members of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.