Diary

Vote No On Hate Crime Legislation

April 28, 2000

The House Judiciary Committee has already approved H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Now it comes to a full vote on the floor of the House of Representatives.

This legislation is an attack on freedom of speech guaranteed to every American by the First Amendment.

The bill will make it a federal crime to cause harm to someone who is a member of a group protected under this law. Groups will be defined based on gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and various social factors.

If passed, this bill can also be used to limit freedom of expression in churches.

Tell your representative that freedom of thought is not a crime.

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Posted By Cecilia Trent