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04/28/2009

A powerful friend can make all the difference

by Jeremy Hooper
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
____________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2009

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON H.R. 1913, THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT OF 2009

This week, the House of Representatives is expected to consider H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. I urge members on both sides of the aisle to act on this important civil rights issue by passing this legislation to protect all of our citizens from violent acts of intolerance – legislation that will enhance civil rights protections, while also protecting our freedom of speech and association. I also urge the Senate to work with my Administration to finalize this bill and to take swift action.

Indeed.

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Your thoughts

What's the direct link to the announcement? Can't find it at whitehouse.gov.

Posted by: Patrick Yaeger | Apr 28, 2009 10:00:31 PM

Not sure if it's up, Patrick. The WH press office sent this to me directly.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Apr 28, 2009 10:07:42 PM

Huzza!!!

Posted by: dragon88 | Apr 28, 2009 10:13:59 PM

No S***. WOW....Have you had others sent ahead of time like this one?

Nothing from Plouffle.

(and the GIANTS JUST SCORED!)

Posted by: LOrion | Apr 28, 2009 11:09:32 PM

Here is White House link:
whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Statement-by-the-President-on-HR-1913-the-Local-Law-Enforcement-Hate-Crimes-Prevention-Act-of-2009/

Posted by: LOrion | Apr 28, 2009 11:34:55 PM

It is wonderful to consider the possibility that the Hate Crimes legislation passes a decade after the death of Matthew Shepard and his mother's valiant crusade for the law in the United States.

In the same breath, I truly believe that the only piece of GLBT legislation that the WH has support, it is this "sexy" piece without the significant opposition that federal marriage rights and ENDA with a T, or the repeal of DADT or DOMA. One has the impression that many moderate Republicans would vote for this piece if they were assured that their Homophobic Base would not have to accept any other piece of our civil rights struggle.

Posted by: Bishop Raymond | Apr 29, 2009 4:53:30 AM

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