Meeting with John Gore

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, NewGround’s ED, Aziza Hasan, traveled to Washington DC to meeting with Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore.  The meeting was to address hate crimes at a Capital Hill Event hosted by Senator Grassley and Senator Feinstein and was sponsored by the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Committee.

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On March 20, John Gore, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, spoke about the Department of Justice’s hate crime enforcement efforts at a Capitol Hill event sponsored by the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Committee. The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Committee is a group of national Muslim and Jewish leaders from the business, legal, and nonprofit communities.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Gore reiterated that combatting hate crimes “is, and will continue to be, one of the Department’s top priorities.” He noted: “Hate crimes strike at our most basic American values. As Attorney General Sessions said just days ago, targeting people because of who they are or what they believe ‘target[s] the bedrock principles on which our nation was founded.’”

Acting Assistant Attorney General Gore noted that the Attorney General’s observation is “especially true of religiously-motivated hate crimes. The freedom of religion is the first freedom that the Founding Fathers enshrined in the First Amendment. So when criminals target people because of their religion, they are targeting the bedrock of our Bill of Rights.”

The full text of his remarks is available here.

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