Alex Blaze

Write your Rep about the Hate Crimes Bill!

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 26, 2007 12:51 PM | comments

Filed in: Action Alerts
Tags: hate crimes against LGBT people, Matthew Shepard Act

poster202.jpgThe federal hate crimes bill, or the Matthew Shepard Act, will be brought to the floor this next Thursday. This means that today, tomorrow, and Saturday are the days to write your Representative expressing your support for that legislation.

Remember how similar legislation was defeated in Indiana because the crazy Right just sent in more letters about it than we did? Well, click on the image to the right to see what we need to overcome. And consider this from Pam:

Rachel Perrone of the ACLU emailed me to say that the House Majority Leader's office projects that the bill will go to the House floor next Thursday. It's time to contact your members of Congress, because they have been flooded with correspondence from the fundies, some offices reporting as many as 500-600 constituent letters generated from action items spurred on by the likes of Wildmon, Dobson, Perkins and Sheldon on the other side.
We can't let them out-write us again. With over 6,000,000 Hoosiers, every Congresscritter in Indiana easily has more than 500-600 queer constituents, so we could flood their offices with more letters than the opposing side... and that's not even counting our allies.

Find your Congresscritter's home and Washington office here. Indiana Representatives are after the jump.

Peter Visclosky:

United States House of Representatives
2256 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1401

701 East 83rd Avenue, Suite 9
Merrilville, IN 46410


Joe Donnelly:

United States House of Representatives
1218 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1402

207 West Colfax Street
South Bend, IN 46601-1601


Mark Souder:

United States House of Representatives
2231 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1403

E. Ross Adair Federal Building, Room 3105
1300 South Harrison
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3446

874 North Lima Road, Suite B
Kendallville, IN 46755


Stephen E. Buyer:

United States House of Representatives
2230 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1404

100 South Main Street
Monticello, IN 47960-2328

148 North Perry Road
Plainfield, IN 46168

1801 I Street
Bedford, IN 47421


Dan Burton:

United States House of Representatives
2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1405

209 South Washington Street
Marion, IN 46952-3803

8900 Keystone at the Crossing, Suite 1050
Indianapolis, IN 46240-7646


Mike Pence:

United States House of Representatives
1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1406

50 North 5th Street
Richmond, IN 47374

1134 Meridian Plaza
Anderson, IN 46016

204 South Walnut Street
Muncie, IN 47305


Julia Carson:

United States House of Representatives
2455 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1407

300 East Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46205-4258


Brad Ellsworth:

United States House of Representatives
513 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1408

101 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Room 124
Evansville, IN 47708

901 Wabash Avenue, Suite 140
Terre Haute, IN 47807


Baron P. Hill:

United States House of Representatives
223 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1409

279 Quartermaster Court
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

320 West 8th Street, Suite 114
Bloomington, IN 47404


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Chris Tolzmann | April 26, 2007 1:50 PM

Sen. Bayh and Rep. Carson agreed to sign on as original co-sponsors of this bill before it was introduced. Lugar and the other 8 need to be pressured.

Jen Jorczak | April 26, 2007 2:33 PM

Start calling, folks. And then somebody more familiar with the Bible than me please tell me where exactly Jesus ever said homosexuality is wrong. All I can find is the "judge not lest ye be judged" and "love one another as I have loved you" parts. Am I missing a page?

Any links to talking points for the challengend ones ?

I'm getting on that for tonight, Mike. But the HRC and PFLAG websites have lots of info.