We're asking local reporters to contact their members of Congress to ask two short questions, and to report back to us on the answers. We’ll then gather and share the results.
Ask your representative and/or senators:
1. Are hate crimes a problem in [your state]? 2. Should Congress do something about hate crimes and white supremacist violence in [your state]? If so, what specifically?
Bonus question: You can also ask your representative about a specific statement they made or a bill they sponsored related to hate crimes or white supremacy. You can use our Represent database to search for bills and statements using the legislator's name and a keyword, such as hate crime, anti-Semitism or white supremacist.