Action Needed on Hate Crimes Bill

July 11, 2007 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Now is the time to take serious action to pass federal hate crimes legislation. The homo-hating right-wing nutcases have been deluging congressional offices with lies and slander against LGBT people and this bill.

From the Human Rights Campaign:

Today Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) offered the Senate hate crimes bill, the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act, as an amendment to the Department of Defense Reauthorization bill currently being debated on the Senate floor. The House of Representatives version of the bill passed with strong bipartisan support on May 3. The Senate bill, S. 1105, could be voted on as early as today. Joe Solmonese issued a statement on today’s filing.

The right wing is in high gear on Capitol Hill today to fight the bill’s passage and Senate leaders need to hear strong – and repeated – messages of support for the hate crimes bill from our side.

Call your senators ASAP at 202/224-3121 and urge them to vote in favor of the Matthew Shepard Act, S. 1105.

We’ll be closely following the proceedings on the Matthew Shepard Act and the Defense reauthorization bill today and will provide updates on our blog as they’re available….



Entry filed under: Advocacy, Congress, LGBT, Politics.

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