Washington State House Democrats


MEDIA ADVISORY: Work session on bias motivated crimes and state responses

Who: Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), Chair of the House Public Safety Committee; Sarah Brown, Program Director, Criminal Justice, National Conference of State Legislatures; Michelle Deutchman, Western States Counsel, Anti-Defamation League

What: House Public Safety Committee work session exploring hate crimes and responses in the states

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: House Hearing Room D, John L. O’Brien Building

Why: In light of the national increase in hate crimes and the recent incidents in Washington state, such as the shooting of a Sikh man in Kent and the vandalism and threats against synagogues and mosques, the committee will host a work session to discuss hate crimes and trends in hate crime legislation. Representatives of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Anti-Defamation League will present information on the history of hate crime legislation, hate crime statistics and recently proposed legislation.