Monday, October 26, 2009
Lugar is Only Indiana Congressional Republican to Support Hate Crimes Legislation
When the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed on the back of a Defense bill in Congress on Thursday, only one Indiana Republican voted for the bill. That Republican was again, the brave Richard Lugar.
Lugar broke with all four Indiana House members and voted for the measure. This is a change in position for Lugar who had previously been against adding sexual orientation and other groups to hate crimes legislation.
If you get a chance, drop Senator Lugar a line thanking him for supporting this important legislation.
Senator Richard Lugar
306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1401
(202) 224-4814 PHONE
(202) 228-0360 FAX
Or by sending him an e-mail via this form.