Saturday, April 4, 2009

Demand National Hate Crimes Legislation!

We've just gotten word from our legislative action team that a comprehensive hate crimes bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives. This very same bill has been before Congress many times before, but here's what's different: this time, we have a chance of seeing it become law. Your representatives need to hear from you right now.

Click here to send them a short message urging them to pass comprehensive hate crimes legislation. This is our chance to secure federal protections for the LGBT community from vicious attacks and hate. But there's no guarantee we'll win without your action today. Our opponents also know that we have the votes to get this bill passed and with the Obama administration poised to see it through, they'll be fighting with everything they've got to make sure we lose.

We cannot let that happen. By taking action today, you can help make sure the LGBT community is protected and has the resources to seek justice when victimized by hate crimes. Please, take action now, then urge everyone you know to get in touch with their representatives. Now is our moment and we need your voice.

Crossposted via Planet Transgender.

3 comments:

Franky said...

Thank you for posting this!

Kelli Anne Busey said...

Woops! Franky is my room mate he had'nt signed out but I'm sure he's thankfull 2!
huggs~kelli

Anonymous said...

Can't do it... I don't agree with policing others thoughts, no matter how virulent the may be...

actions determine crimes, intents are taken into consideration of the severity. Mandating one action over another as ++bad is unbalanced. if the action deserves stiffer punishment, the range should be increased for all, not just a select group of cases.

doing so victimizes the special group, and demeans all others as less worthy.

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