S.909 - Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act
A bill to provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.
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S.909 Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act
April 27, 2012
I am writing as your constituent in the 8th Congressional district of Minnesota. I support S.909 - Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.:
This legislation seeks to expand upon 1969 U.S. federal hate-crime law by extending its scope towards bodily crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, in addi...