Support anti-hate resolution stuck in congress

Support anti-hate resolution stuck in congress

Members of the American Muslim community and other people of conscience are urged to contact their elected representatives to support House Resolution 234, which condemns bigotry and violence against Arab, Muslim, South Asian and Sikh Americans. H.Res 234 also encourages authorities to work to prevent, investigate and vigorously prosecute bias-motivated crimes. A similar resolution has already been passed in the Senate.

Unfortunately, H.Res 234 has not been considered a priority in the House Judiciary Committee and is not yet scheduled for a vote. (A similar bill, S.Res. 133, already passed through the Senate.)

Contact your representative today and encourage him or her to support this resolution. Congress must issue a clear condemnation of hate crimes directed against anyone based on religion or ethnicity.

Sponsors of the bill: Darrell Issa (R-CA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Ray LaHood (R-IL), John Conyers (D-MI), John Dingell (D-MI), Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Mike Honda (D-CA).

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