|On 7/20/09 the U.S. Senate passed the Matthew Shepherd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, with an amendment making hate crimes punishable by death. Below please find the statement of the President of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, of which NCADP is an active member.
Please contact your members of congress (House and Senate) to urge them to remove the death penalty provision when it goes to conference.
You can reach the US Capitol switchboard at 202.224.3121 and ask for your Senator’s or Representative’s office. If you do not know who your two U.S. Senators or your Representative are, or for their direct office phone numbers and e-mail addresses, go here: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt
AFTER YOU CALL, please forward this message to your friends, family, etc. and ask them to call, and then please also send an e-mail to each of your two Senators and your Representative.
Thank you for your immediate action.
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty