HOUSE PASSES HATE CRIMES BILL

by Jared Feldman

Last night, the House of Representatives voted 249-175 to approve the Local Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. 

Watch the full proceedings here. 

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JCPA Grassroots Call Roundup

by Jared Feldman

Today, JCPA held a National Grassroots Conference Call about the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act.  This call featured Congressman Jerry Nadler and Michael Lieberman, Washington Counsel and Director of Civil Rights Policy Planning Center of ADL.  This conversation was moderated by Ethan Felson, Vice President and Director of Domestic Concerns for JCPA. 

To hear this call, please click here.  You can also download this podcast by right clicking the link and selecting "Download Target As". 

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JCPA Sponsors National Grassroots Conference Call

by Jacob Schuman

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is sponsoring a National Grassroots Conference Call to energize our allies across the country in support of The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R. 1913.

Featuring advocates for the legislation: Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Michael Lieberman, Washington Counsel for the Anti-Defamation League.  Learn the details of the LLEHCPA and how you can most effectively work to get the bill through Congress.  See details below.  RSVP here.

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Chairman Conyers Schedules Mark-up on LLEHCPA

by Jared Feldman

Today, Judiciary Committee John Conyers (D-MI) scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, April 22, 2009 for the Judiciary Committee to "mark-up" the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA).  At this session, the Judiciary Committee is expected to consider amendments to this bill.  The session will begin at 10:15 am (eastern).  To view the announcement and see the other bills scheduled for mark-up during this hearing, please click here.

      

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Hartford JCRC Sponsors Hate Crimes Program

by Jared Feldman

The Jewish Community Relations Council in Hartford, Connecticut is sponsoring a program on hate crimes and how they affect Jews and the Jewish community.   This event is co-sponsored by the Chai Center and will feature a discussion with an FBI agent.  Below is an excerpt from an article about this event in the Hartford Courant.


Hate Crimes Program To Be Presented
March 31, 2009

AVON - Two Jewish community groups will host a presentation on hate crimes and how they affect Jews today at the Avon Free Public Library.

The presentation, called "Cross Cultural Conversations: Hate Crimes Around the World and Their Impact on the Jewish Community," will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Chai Center, a Jewish community organization in Avon, are hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.

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