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AG Herring to Host Charlottesville Roundtable On Hate Crimes and White Supremacist Violence

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (FILE IMAGE) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (FILE IMAGE)

Office of Attorney General Herring Press Release:

Attorney General Mark R. Herring will host his fourth hate crimes and white supremacist violence roundtable discussion at First Baptist Church in Charlottesville Wednesday.

Attorney General Herring will join community members and faith leaders to discuss his legislation and the ways different communities are impacted by and responding to the rise in hate crimes and white supremacist violence. Virginia legislators have also been invited to participate in these discussions and hear about the experiences of people in their communities.

Attorney General Herring announced this statewide series of roundtables when he introduced his hate crimes and white supremacist violence legislative package in November.

Herring has been working for years to address the rise in hate crimes and white supremacist violence. Two years ago, he launched www.NoHateVA.com to give vulnerable communities more information and resources, and introduced legislation to update the definition of hate crime to include gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and asked the General Assembly for authority to prosecute hate crimes.

Last year, he had two bills in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville to combat white supremacist gangs and militias that commit acts of violence and intimidation. 

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10:00 AM

Where: First Baptist Church, 632 W Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903