Originally Posted by antonyh
America needs to hear from Soulforce about the Hate Crimes Bill. I can't personally think of a more important voice at this exact moment in time than this organization. If you need assistance, let us know. We all helped with the letter to the Archbishop. Start a thread and all the talented forum members will have a have a statement crafted before the end of the weekend.
We have strayed a little off-topic for this thread, but since I also feel strongly about the Hate Crimes Act, I'll chip in.
Though it wasn't intended for congress, Several of our mambers did chip in to draft a response letter to an East Texas TV station regarding this bill a couple of months ago. You might find some useful verbiage there: see: "Local CBS Affiliate Angry about Hate Crime Bill" - http://www.soulforce.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2901
We should all also watch the HRC video & sign their petition at: http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campa...35bibrvd57k88?
Finally, the most effective way to contact Senate members, aside from a personal conversation, is by means of letter -- and PFLAG has made this a simple task. You can find their "Hate Crimes Act Letter Wizard" here: http://capwiz.com/pflag/issues/alert...19701&queueid=
Best wishes, Troy