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CAIR Praises House Passage of Anti-Hate Crimes Bill

CAIR PRAISES HOUSE PASSAGE OF ANTI-HATE CRIMES BILL

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/3/2007) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today congratulated the US House of Representatives on its passage of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

To see how your U.S. representative voted, go here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll299.xml

CAIR has supported the act since 2005 and last week renewed its call for the community to urge elected officials to pass the measure.

SEE: Support the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
http://capwiz.com/cair/home/

The Senate now must consider its version of the bill, known as S. 1105.

If passed, the law would allow the Attorney General to provide federal assistance to local law enforcement to aid investigations of crimes motivated by “…prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin…” of the victim.

The White House has indicated that it will most likely veto the measure if it reaches the President.

CONTACT: CAIR Legislative Director Corey Saylor, Tel: 202-488-8787 or 571-278-4658; Email: csaylor@cair.com

 

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