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Kaine and Warner Push for Passage of No Hate Act

Virginia’s Democratic Senator’s Tim Kaine and Mark Warner  joined the families of two hate crime victims and a bipartisan, bicameral delegation outside the capitol Wednesday to urge congressional passage of the NO HATE ACT.

Heather Heyer was killed during the white supremacy violence in Charlottesville and Khalid Jabara in Tulsa, Oklahoma by a man with a history of hate crimes. The bill was named for them.

"The fact that both of these crimes were prosecuted as hate crimes but did not end up in the federal registry is a mistake this bill would rectify," said Warner.

He says the NO HATE ACT seeks to address the under reporting of hate crimes and improve police response to hate crimes and send a clear message about our government’s response.

"The truth is, there are not fine people on each side of a neo-Nazi rally."

The bill was introduced in June and referred to committees in both House and Senate.

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