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AG Rosenblum and Other Leaders Issue Anti-Discrimination Call to Action in Support of the Asian American Community

Oregonians Encouraged to Sign the Call to Action Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum, along with the Attorney General’s Steering Committee Against Hate Crimes, today issued an anti-discrimination Call to Action signed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Secretary of State Bev Clarno, Treasurer Tobias Read, Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, and more than 70 community leaders and groups… View Article

Posted in on April 3, 2020

Oregon DOJ Releases New Statewide PSA to Promote Oregon’s New Bias and Hate Law

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced a new statewide public service (PSA) campaign to make Oregonians aware of the state’s new hate and bias crime law, which fully went into effect January 1, 2020. The PSA will be distributed this week at no cost to all television stations, radio stations and print media outlets… View Article

Posted in on January 28, 2020

Salem Reporter: Why a new Oregon law seeks to improve how hate crimes are reported

Source: Salem Reporter », By Jake Thomas, November 6, 2019 Improved data could reveal the breadth of hate in Oregon while aiding law enforcement and community groups. In late October, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office won the first conviction under Oregon’s new hate crime law. The case involved a 50-year-old man who hurled slurs at two… View Article

Posted in on November 7, 2019

Hate Crimes Legislation Passes Out of Oregon Senate

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum thanked the Oregon Senate for unanimously passing a comprehensive change to Oregon’s hate crimes law. The new law will create a better response system for victims of hate crimes and bias incidents, improve the collection of hate crimes, and modernize Oregon’s “intimidation” statute. The bill, SB 577, now moves to… View Article

Posted in on June 14, 2019

AG Rosenblum Asks Oregon Legislature to Strengthen Hate Crime Laws

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Senate Bill 577, a bill created by AG Rosenblum’s Hate Crime Prevention Task Force. The legislation proposes a targeted investment in a model of service that gives assistance to individuals and communities impacted by hate, regardless of whether the incident… View Article

Posted in on March 12, 2019

Attorney General Rosenblum Releases List of 2019 Legislative Priorities

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today released a list of her policy priorities for the upcoming 2019 Oregon Legislative Session, which starts January 22, 2019. “While the Oregon Department of Justice works on a variety of bills each legislative session, there are a few policy areas that are especially meaningful to me. I plan to focus… View Article

Posted in on January 16, 2019

Attorney General Rosenblum to Travel to Portland, Eugene, Medford to Hear from Oregonians on Hate Crimes

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will join her Task Force on Hate Crimes in Portland, Eugene and Medford next week to hear from Oregonians impacted by hate-motivated conduct. During each listening session, members of the public are encouraged to share their stories about hate-motivated incidents in their communities and their experiences with discrimination. Community members… View Article

Posted in on January 2, 2019

AG Rosenblum Announces Task Force on Hate Crimes

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced the members of an Attorney General’s task force that will study hate-motivated crimes. The task force was created between legislative sessions to review existing legal protections for victims of hate crimes and to make proposals to the legislature for strengthening Oregon’s laws. The task force will also look… View Article

Posted in on May 23, 2018

Zero Tolerance! Oregonians Standing Together Against Hate

The Oregon Department of Justice and the Muslim Educational Trust hosted a “Zero Tolerance! Oregonians Standing Together Against Hate” symposium on July 24, 2017 in Tigard, Oregon. The event included a keynote address from Professor Emeritus Jack Levin of Northeastern University and a panel of speakers. The evening was designed to bring the community together… View Article

Posted in on July 26, 2017

Attorney General Rosenblum Encourages Oregonians to Report Hate Crimes

In response to an increase in hate crimes throughout the country over the last few months, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today encouraged anyone who believes they have been a victim of a hate crime to report it to law enforcement. “We must stand together against hate, so that all people in our state feel valued… View Article

Posted in on November 17, 2016