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BREAKING: Hate crimes protections moving forward in PA State House today

EQPA_hatecrimes_FB3Just this morning, the House Judiciary Committee passed HB 177—a bill that includes LGBT and mentally disabled people in hate crimes protections. That means it could go to the House floor as early as today. There are only a few working days left in this session, so legislators will have to act fast to pass this.

Can you take a minute to email and call your representative and ask them to include sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in hate crimes protections today?

Your outcry about the terrible hate crime in Philadelphia made a huge difference and that’s why the House Judiciary Committee brought this bill up for a vote today. The bill won 19-4 in the committee. But, there are lot of steps that need to happen now to make the bill law and we can’t let up on the pressure to make sure our legislators finish the job.

Call and email today! Click here to find your representative.


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