Re: Anti-Hate Crime Petition

john macpherson (nyceguy50@yahoo.com)
Sat, 2 Oct 1999 12:06:18 -0700 (PDT)


> >
> > > > >  PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING AND DON'T KILL
> > THIS
> > > >PETITION. IF YOU AREN'T SIGNING, FORWARD THIS
> TO
> > IF
> > > >YOU DON'T FORWARD IT, THE NAMES SIGNED MAY NOT
> > COUNT.
> > > >
> > > >On October 6, outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew
> > pherd,
> > > >a 21-year-old University of Wyoming student,
> was
> > > >tortured, beaten, and left tied to a pole in
> the
> > > >freezing cold. Six days later, he died of his
> > wounds
> > > >in Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins,
> > Colorado.
> > > >
> > > >Matthew was murdered because he was gay and
> > because he
> > > >was a prominent and charismatic member of the
> gay
> > and
> > > >lesbian student group on campus.
> > > > >Right now Wyoming and Colorado have no
> > anti-hate
> > > >crime laws; the state legislature in Wyoming
> has
> > voted
> > > >down anti-bias bills for each of the past three
> > years.
> > > > >There is an effort in Wyoming and Colorado to
> > enact
> > > >Matthew Shepard Lws, which would strongly
> punish
> > the
> > > >perpetrators of hate crimes.
> > > >
> > > >This petition demands the broadening of federal
> > > >anti-hate crime ban.
> > > > >Opening Statement: "We state strongly that
> > violence
> > > >on the basis of sexual orientation, race or
> > gender is
> > > >wrong, is evil, is reprehensible."
> > > >John Buehren,
> > > > >President of The Unitarian Universalist
> speaks
> > for
> > > >Unitarian Universalists, but his words are
> > reflected
> > > >in the hearts of people everywhere who believe
> we
> > must
> > > > >speak out, take action against, and condemn
> > hate
> > > >crimes  in all their ugly forms. A resolution
> > follows:
> > > >
> > > > >  WHEREAS:
> > > >We affirm and promote the inherent worth and
> > dignity
> > > >of every person.
> > > >
> > > > >  WHEREAS:
> > > >We commend the efforts of those individuals who
> > > >edicate their lives to  causes of life, liberty
> > and
> > > >pursuit of happiness.
> > > > >
> > > > >  THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
> > > > >        That we hereby urge the passage of
> The
> > Hate
> > > >Crimes Prevention Act
> > > > >(HCPA), H.R.3081 and S.1529. The Hate Crimes
> > > >Prevention Act (HCPA),>H.R.3081
> > > > >and S.1529, would amend current federal law
> > (which
> > > >permits federal prosecution of a hate crime
> only
> > if
> > > >the crime was motivated by bias based on
> > religion,
> > > >national
> > > > >origin, or color) to include real or
> perceived
> > sexual
> > > >orientation, gender, and disability so the FBI
> > would
> > > >be able to investigate  and prosecute violent
> > hate
> > > > >crimes against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals.
> > Under
> > > >this bill, hate crimes that cause death or
> bodily
> > > >injury because of prejudice can be investigated
> > > > >federally, regardless of whether the victim
> was
> > > >exercising a federally protected right. The
> > > > >only way that our representatives can be
> aware
> > of the
> > > >base of support or this change to the current
> law
> > is
> > > >by
> > > > >making our voices heard. Please add your name
> > to this
> > > >petition and forward it, to then be forwarded
> to
> > the
> > > >President of The United  States; the Vice
> > President
> > > > >of the United States; and our United States
> > Senators
> > > >and House Members.
> > > > >Petition Management:
> > > >1. This petition is being passed around the
> > Internet.
> > > >Please add your name to it so that we can have
> > tougher
> > > >laws against all hate crimes.
> > > > >Please keep the petition rolling. Do not
> reply
> > to me.
> > > >Please sign and forward to others to sign. This
> > is
> > > >being forwarded to several people at once to
> add
> > their
> > > >names. It will not matter if many people
> receive
> > the
> > > >same list as the  names are being manage
> > > >
> > > >2. If you print out this petition for
> circulation
> > and
> > > >signing,please email the listing of names with
> > > >locations to the email address:
> > AllRunique@aol.com
> > > > >(an email address created to receive this
> > petition).
> > > >Include a note to indicate you have a
> hand-signed
> > > >petition and include the number of names listed
> > > >
> > > >3. If you happen to be the 50th, 100th, 150th,
> > 200th,
> > > >250th,...)name  on this petition, please
> forward
> > a
> > > >copy to the above address.
> > > >
> > > >4. If you sign, please pass it on to others. If
> > not,
> > > >please do not kill  it. Send it on to the email
> > > >address: AllRunique@aol.com
> > > > >
> > > > >        Thank You Leslie Palmer
> > > >
> > > >I cannot stay silent, my outrage and compassion
> > will
> > > >not allow.
> > > > >Add a number and sign at the bottom of this
> > list.
> > > > >
> > > > >        001) Leslie Palmer, Jacksonville, FL
> > > > >        002) Stephen Silverman, South
> > Burlington, VT
> > > > >        003) Wayne Arnason
> > > > >        004) Theo Diamond, Charlottesville,
> Va
> > > > >        005) Sasha Kopf, Northampton, MA /
> > Princeton,
> > > >NJ
> > > > >        006) Geoffrey B. Metz, Tufts Univ.,
> > Medford,
> > > >MA
> > > > >        007) Emily Sporl, Tufts University,
> > Medford,
> > > >MA
> > > > >        008) Tai Collins, Oberlin College,
> > Oberlin,
> > > >OH
> > > > >        009) Danielle Lazarin, Oberlin
> College,
> > > >Oberlin, OH
> > > > >        010) Priscilla Morales, Yale
> > University, New
> > > >Haven, CT
> > > > >        011) Lydia Pace, Yale University, New
> > Haven,
> > > >CT
> > > > >        012) Julia Goren, Williams College,
> > > >Williamstown, MA
> > > > >        013) Jamie Waxman, Columbia
> University
> John Macpherson, Austin Tx
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