TODAY: Action on hate crimes bill in U.S. House Judiciary Committee
April 22, 2009
Today the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a markup on the federal hate crimes bill, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 1913). The markup on the hate crimes bill will begin at 10:15 a.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Follow coverage of the markup on Twitter at twitter.com/hrcbackstory. By entering #FightHateNow at search.twitter.com, anyone can review the real-time updates submitted by Twitter users on the hate crimes legislation, also known as the Matthew Shepard Act. Check out www.FightHateNow.org for background information and to send a message to your congressional representatives in support of the bill.