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Pennsylvania House passes package of bills that would strengthen and expand the state’s anti-hate crime laws

BY: - October 31, 2023

A package of bills that would strengthen and expand Pennsylvania's anti-hate crime statutes passed the state House on Tuesday.

Casey bill would bar people convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from obtaining guns

BY: - September 14, 2023

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.,on Thursday introduced legislation that would prevent people convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from obtaining guns.  The Disarm Hate Act addresses a gap in current federal law, which currently prohibits those convicted of felonies — including hate crimes— from possessing guns. The bill would update the law to include those […]

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Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff (White House photo)

New national strategy fighting antisemitism is more necessary than ever | Opinion

BY: - June 4, 2023

As the U.S. prepares to celebrate its 250th birthday, the work of a more perfect union continues.

Pa. House Judiciary Committee passes package to expand definition of Ethnic Intimidation 

BY: - May 24, 2023

The bill expands protections to the state’s LGBTQ+ and disabled residents for the first time ever.

As Pgh synagogue shooter trial begins, there’s new hope for changes to Pa.’s gun, hate crimes laws

BY: - April 23, 2023

'We feel more momentum now for life-saving gun violence prevention policy change than we've felt in years,' Josh Fleitman, of CeaseFirePa, said

Black Lives Matter protesters march outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Sunday, 6/7/20 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek)

Urban League’s ‘State of Black America’ report notes rise in violent hate crimes

BY: - April 22, 2023

'The uptick in police brutality, specifically against Black Americans, is no coincidence,' the report's authors wrote.

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The forces that power antisemitism and racism are the same. We must stand against them | Opinion

BY: - January 13, 2023

The fight against hate has to be all-encompassing, and it must be a team sport.

Philly Human Relations Commission hosts anti-hate panel

BY: - January 10, 2023

“Hate has no place in our city or anywhere across our state and nation, yet it poses a real threat that disproportionately impacts people of color, the Jewish community, and members of our LGBTQ+ community, specifically transgender women of color,” said Kia Ghee, executive director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.

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LGBTQ Americans are 9 times more likely to be victimized by a hate crime | Opinion

BY: - December 29, 2022

Hate crimes don't just impact victims. They reverberate through a community, causing lasting harm.

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Calls to fear Soros and the ‘globalists’ are antisemitic. We must reject them | Opinion

BY: - October 5, 2022

We have a crucial election coming up, and hate is on the ballot. We must resist these insidious attempts to divide us.

‘All of us share a responsibility to guard against hate,’ Wolf says as Pa. marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

BY: - April 27, 2022

“I owe my existence, the existence of my children to the Holocaust,” Schlossberg said. “This is a complicated legacy. There are traumas, the physical and psychological scars left by the agony that my grandparents suffered weighed on them, as it weighs on my mom, as it weighs on me."

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Stop normalizing Islamophobia. It’s dehumanizing and life-threatening | Opinion

BY: - December 17, 2021

Hateful attacks on Ilhan Omar and other Muslims should be forcefully condemned, regardless of partisanship.