FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 29, 2022
Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) celebrated the Emmett Till Antilynching Act of 2022 being signed into law by President Joe Biden. This designates lynching as a federal hate crime.
Dr. Paul joined Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Dr. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in cosponsoring the bill in the Senate. Dr. Paul also previously introduced the Marie Thompson Antilynching Act, which would have made similar changes to federal law.
“I’m pleased to have worked with Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott to strengthen the language of this bill, which will ensure that federal law will define lynching as the absolutely heinous crime that it is,” said Dr. Paul. “I’m glad to have cosponsored this bipartisan effort, and I applaud Congress for quickly passing this important legislation, which now designates lynching as a federal hate crime.”
Dr. Paul recently wrote about his work on this legislation in The Louisville Courier Journal, which you can read HERE.
You can read the Emmett Till Antilynching Act HERE.