Friday, April 24, 2009
Let them know that you support the Matthew Shepard Act and urge them to do the same. Even if you're like me and your Representative will no doubt ignore your pleas, they need to know that this is needed legislation.
Join the Human Rights Campaign. Call your Representative. You can find their phone number here.
Talking points from HRC:
Let them know that hate crimes against LGBT people are on the rise.
1 out of every 6 hate crimes is based on sexual orientation.
It creates an atmosphere of fear.
The Matthew Shepherd Act will not tell any clergy member what they can or cannot preach. It addresses violent acts not speech.
Call today. I did.
Together, we can stop the madness.