Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Senate votes on Matthew Shepard hate crimes act tomorrow

Via HRC:

This afternoon, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), one of the lead sponsors of the Senate hate crimes bill, took to the Senate floor to urge the Senate to pass the hate crimes bill (S. 1105) and for President Bush to sign the legislation into law. Earlier today, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a cloture motion on the hate crimes bill, a procedural move to overcome Senator McCain's objection to bringing the amendment to the floor. Our side must achieve 60 votes on the cloture motion to win; that vote is scheduled for Thursday. The Senate should then move towards passages of the hate crimes bill as an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill.

Senator Kennedy's prepared statement on the Senate floor can be read here.


You can contact your Senators and urge them to support this bill here. At this point, a phone call is probably best. Find your Senator through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

or, here's another good starting place.

36 comments:

rey said...

Re: Ted Kennedy's statement.

On the one hand...

"The bill also recognizes that some hate crimes are committed against people because of their sexual orientation, their gender, their gender identity, or their disability... There are too many stories and too many victims."

Yay! And Hallelujah!

On the other...

"Like other acts of terrorism, hate crimes have an impact far greater than the impact on the individual victims."

The cheapening of the word terrorism is continuing, this time by someone I admire. Beating someone to death is horrendous, but it's not terrorism. Lazily giving in to this insidious generality -- one originating from the word-twisting Bush Administration -- helps all those neo-fascist idiots call whatever they want terrorism. Like vegans protesting factory farming or PTAs that won't ban books. I really wish Ted hadn't written that into his statement.

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