Word has come to us that the House will vote TOMORROW on the Matthew Shepard Act (H.R.1913). This act can go a long way in fighting hate crimes.
You may remember that Matthew Shepard was the young man who was killed, ten years ago, simply because he was gay. Ten years! It has taken ten years for this matter to finally come to a point at which our Representatives may decide to say THIS IS WRONG.
There are people out there flooding the offices of the Representatives right now with absurd lies, trying to get them to vote against this act. Your Representative may well decide that is the way to go, unless they hear from all of us that we want hate crimes stopped. Please call your Representative. And please call TODAY before 5:00pm. That vote will come tomorrow. They must hear from us today.
If you live in my part of the world, down in Cape May County, NJ, you can call Mr. LoBiondo at 1-292-225-6572. It will only take a minute of your time. Just tell whoever answers the call why you are calling and urge him to vote YES. Wherever you live, it is easy to find the number for your Representative on line.
PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY before 5:00 PM.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
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Thanks for this important notice, I hope they're flodded with calls!
back from holiday, trying to catch up ...
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