Hill Watch Alert
Senate to Vote on the
Local Law Enforcement Act of 2001 (S. 625)
Tuesday, June 11, 2002, the Senate is expected to vote on the Local
Law Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2001
(To view the: Full
text of legislation). The measure
would add to the list of offenses already covered under a 1968 federal
law, crimes motivated by sexual orientation, gender, or disability.
And if local authorities refuse to press charges, it would allow federal
prosecutors the opportunity to pursue a hate-crimes case. Special rights should not be afforded to individuals
based on sexual orientation, gender, or a disability since a violent
action in a crime against any individual is a hate crime.
What Can You Do?
your senators Not To Support the Local Law Enforcement
Enhancement Act of 2001.
Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers
will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your senator's
To go to your senators' websites,
find their E-mail or to find out who your senators are... http://www.senate.gov/contacting/index_by_state.cfm
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