Oregon AG to hear from public on hate crimes

    Ellen Rosenblum

    Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will be in Medford next week to hear from locals impacted by “hate-motivated conduct,” according to a news release.

    Rosenblum will listening to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 9 at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. She will be joined by her Task Force on Hate Crimes. Described as a “listening session,” attendees are encouraged to share their stories about being victims of hate crimes or discrimination. They can remain anonymous or submit written testimony if they wish.

    The task force has been meeting since May 2018. Its role is to make proposals for the 2019 state legislature that strengthen hate crime laws.

    “The listening sessions will provide an opportunity for community members to inform the work of the task force, to expand upon the conversations at the task force meetings, and help shape future legislation,” the news release said.

    Prior meetings will also be held in Portland and Eugene Jan. 7 and 8 respectively.

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