BREAKING: Hate crimes bill introduced in U.S. Senate
April 28, 2009
This afternoon, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) introduced the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act in the U.S. Senate. The bill was introduced with bipartisan cosponsors including Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) and others. The U.S. House of Representatives re-introduced a bipartisan companion bill, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, earlier this month. The House version of the hate crimes bill (H.R. 1913) is expected to have a floor vote tomorrow. To take action to support this important legislation, visit: http://www.FightHateNow.org Keep checking HRC Back Story for the latest updates on the hate crimes legislation. Twitter users: Enter #FightHateNow at search.twitter.com for the latest coverage of the hate crimes bill.