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House to Vote on Hate Crimes Prevention Act Today

The House of Representatives could vote as early as this evening on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, renamed the Local Law Enforcement Act of 2000 as an amendment to the Defense Department’s authorization bill (HR4205/S 2549). Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will present a “Motion to Instruct’ which directs the House to accept the bill and its language, which was passed by the Senate. If the House accepts the bill, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act will become law. To ensure that this action is a success, please TAKE ACTION and fax your Representative today. Tell them to support the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and accept the Senate-passed version today.

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Human Rights Campaign _ September 11, 2000