PITTSBURGH – May 8, 2019 – Following an increase in hate crimes across the country, and a particular spike in acts of anti-Semitism, members of the General Assembly will introduce a package of legislation to combat hate crimes through education and increased penalties.

Details of this legislation will be unveiled at a press conference at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh later this week.

When: 12pm – Thursday, May 9, 2019

Where: Tree of Life Synagogue

5898 Wilkins Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Who: Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr.

 Rep. Dan Frankel

 Rep. Ed Gainey