MPAC hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill advocating for Congress to pass House Resolution 662. In the weeks following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, nine Americans, some Muslim, and others perceived to be Muslim, lost their lives due to hate-fueled attacks. Countless other hate crime victims have continued to be targeted in the aftermath of 9/11. House Resolution 662 honors these victims.
The briefing was attended by congressional staffers and our civil society partners, and moderated by the Reverend Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, President and CEO of Interfaith Alliance. The moving discussion included impact statements from the widows of Balbir Singh Sodhi and Waqar Hasan, two of the victims of these hate-fueled attacks, which moved the audience to tears and Rais Bhuiyan, founder of World Without Hate.
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