Action Alerts: April 2007

Saturday morning activity

Filed by Alex Blaze | April 28, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

Next week the Matthew Shepard Act, which adds sexual orienation, gender, gender identity, and disability to existing hate crimes laws, increases the crimes to which hate crimes enhancements can be added to make such laws actually effective, and increases tracking...Read More

Jesus needs your help

Filed by Bil Browning | April 26, 2007 | 7:35 PM | comments

Just in from Jesus Metropolitan Community Church, the mastermind behind the pro-gay billboards in Indianapolis that has everyone talking: We need everyone who can to take a few moments today or tomorrow to send a brief email of support to...Read More

Write your Rep about the Hate Crimes Bill!

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

The 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...Read More

Long Live The 11th Panchen Lama

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | April 25, 2007 | 6:42 AM | comments

ACTION: Write your Congressional delegation, asking that China's most favored nation trade status not be renewed until the Panchen Lama is freed. BACKGROUND: In Tibetan Buddhism, the two highest spiritual leaders, the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, have chosen...Read More

Fire Imus

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | April 10, 2007 | 7:03 PM | comments

I wanted to let the rage die back so I could write rationally. It hasn't. Call me Herodias if you like but I want the man's head on a platter -- at least figuratively. A two-week suspension after his career...Read More

Spotlight 2007

Filed by Bil Browning | April 09, 2007 | 7:04 AM | comments

Central Indiana performing artists will join forces on at least three original acts, including a closing act inspired by Elton John's "Circle of Life," on April 23 at at 7:30 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall for Spotlight 2007: One Night,...Read More

Profiles in Courage: The Fab Five

Filed by Jerame Davis | April 03, 2007 | 7:45 PM | comments

From left to right: Rep. Terri Austin (D-Anderson) Rep. Earl Harris (D-East Chicago) Rep. Scott Pelath (D-Michigan City) Rep. Russ Stilwell (D-Boonville) Rep. Bob Kuzman (D-Crown Point) It's rare in politics to find even...Read More

Fundraising update

Filed by Bil Browning | April 03, 2007 | 12:44 PM | comments

Thanks anyhow, but we don't need this anymore! Friends, we need your help!!! We are facing a crucial time stopping this bigoted amendment and it is urgent that certain IN House districts are targeted immediately. Indiana Equality and HRC are...Read More

Don't forget!

Filed by Bil Browning | April 03, 2007 | 12:41 PM | comments

Don't forget that The Indiana Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, the American Values Alliance and Lambda Legal are sponsoring an evening discussion with Paul Smith. Smith, the legal council for the plaintiffs in Lawrence vs Texas, will be...Read More