Join the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, a joint initiative of AJC and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), in taking action against hate crimes in our country.
Urge your Senators to support the bipartisan Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017 (S.994). This bill amends the Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996, which makes acts against houses of worship that result in damage a federal crime. The amendment encompasses threats against — in addition to intentional damage to — those institutions under this federal hate crimes law, as well as bring under its scope all religiously affiliated institutions. The companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 1730) passed on December 11, 2017 with an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 402-2.
Passing this bill now will send a strong signal of support for the free exercise of religion, and an equally strong signal of no tolerance for hate crimes.
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