Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Judge Sotomayor will be Justice




Sonia Sotomayor (born June 25, 1954) is a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On May 26, 2009, Obama nominated Judge Sotomayor for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice David Souter.








Justice Sonia Sotomayor is Obama choice for Supreme Court. I cannot agree more with his choice of this woman but lets look at the bigger picture...
The voting block of women in this country is a little over 52%, and populace wise a little over 51%. Nine members of the Supreme Court all men but one. Obama had no choice but to elect a woman, the many women who either supported him or have gotten involved after the media feeding frenzy of bashing women including the Obama campaign...
Obama has come under allot of pressure because of campaign promises he failed to deliver on or flat out decided were now not worthy, DADT, to name one, making college education more affordable then cutting funding to black colleges, sadly I heard people say he knows he will be one term President, so he will do exactly what he wants, I believe his ego will drive him further...
Senator Barbara Boxer California and Senator Olympia Snow Maine stressed and wrote to Obama to pick a women for the Supreme Court;
Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) wrote a letter to Obama urging him to appoint a woman and reminding him that: Women make up 51% of our nation's population. Yet only 17% of the seats in Congress are held by women. Only 3% of corporate CEOs are women. And just one out of nine Supreme Court justices is a woman. When 96 percent of all Supreme Court Justices throughout our history have been men, clearly it is evident that we need another woman on the Court. When asked recently how it felt to be the only woman on the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg simply replied, "Lonely."
Let's see what happens next, and he is going to have to appoint another Justice shortly down the road we can only hope it will be another women. Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg is said to be the next Justice to retire...

"Prop 8 Madness"




Pictured en banc in the Supreme Court Courtroom in Sacramento are the court's seven justices, from left to right: Associate Justice Carlos R. Moreno, Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, Associate Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar, Chief Justice Ronald M. George, Associate Justice Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice Marvin R. Baxter, and Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan. (Photo: Sirlin Photographers)
Supreme Court has over stepped their bounds by first allowing for a vote on the ballot of "Prop 8". Our Constitution is based on individual rights, our Electoral College is design so everyone one has a voice and that we don't have a majority ruled society. The people of California had decided that the Gays could marry, then the Supreme Court of California backed it up, then they turned around spit on the Constitution by allowing it to go to a ballot for a majority rules vote. I am sadden this is the day Democracy died in California. As a feminist, a woman, heterosexual, I have suffered discrimination at the hands of others, and I know other women with open eye's has also. I am asking each and everyone of you to open your mouths and scream foul. Womens rights are human rights, if you do not agree with this then you yourself are blind sighted and apart of the oppression, or mislead.
Main Location and Mailing Address Supreme Court of California 350 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102-4797 Office of the Clerk Telephone: 415-865-7000
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/
I ask each and everyone of you to write a letter, and let these Justices Know they over stepped their bounds...








Friday, May 22, 2009

“This is what a Feminist looks like”



“This is what a Feminist looks like”
I have always admired the tenacity of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Here is a brave speech she gave at the commencement at Barnard University. The Secretary urge women to support other women. I know in my heart this woman would have been one of our best President. Robed of the nomination, she is still driven...


commencement 2009
Remarks from U.S. Secretary of State HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Thank you so much. I am thrilled to be here and to participate in this important commencement of this great university – this great college, because I, too, am a graduate of a women's college – and I think it's the best investment that I and my parents ever made. It is my honor, therefore, to join you in celebrating. And I want to congratulate all of the student speakers, who I thought did an excellent job in expressing the feelings and the aspirations of this class. I am honored to be in the company of my fellow honorees, each of whom has so well deserved this medal. And I want to congratulate your president on a brilliant first year as the head of Barnard. And I want to thank another woman who has had not only an impact on this college over the years, but on me personally, and that is the wise and wonderful Anna Quindlen. Her writing has helped to shape the public debate on issues affecting women, families, and all Americans. Her final column, which ran this week, was about making way for the next generation. And as always, Anna's message rings true, especially as we honor this class of graduates.We are meeting at a time of unprecedented opportunity and achievement for women. As you've already heard, women are serving at the highest levels of government here in the United States and around the world, in business, in academia, in the professions. We are presiding over companies and colleges, running philanthropies and laboratories, and breaking new ground as artists and activists and athletes.We're even seeing gender barriers broken at the racetrack. I don't know about you, but I personally felt vindicated when Rachel Alexandra won the Preakness, went where no filly has gone in 85 years up against 8 stallions. I can't say I exactly identified with her – but I was very pleased that she brought home the Black-Eyed Susans.Today, we are celebrating a class and an institution that is always ahead of the rest. This is a milestone of 120 years of educating women, of furthering scholarship, and serving the City of New York, and the people of the world.Now, it is easy to forget that when Barnard first opened its doors in 1889, higher education for women was viewed with great suspicion. And many women and men labored for years to make this college possible. And even after Barnard finally came into being, they had to spend even more years convincing the world there was nothing to fear about women's education and that the work being done here was truly a good thing.Now, rumors still flew for decades about what exactly went on at Barnard. Finally, in 1912, the New York Times decided to investigate. It had published a long interview with the great dean of Barnard, Virginia Gildersleeve, which ran under the headline – and I quote – "College Girls Are Healthy, Normal American Girls." I'm sure that the readers of the Times found that reassuring. And a few decades later, the editors and reporters did as well.In fact, Dr. Gildersleeve made a persuasive case for why Barnard – and women's education in general – is actually crucial to our society. She talked about how the college broadened its students, exposed them to new ideas and perspectives, introduced them to people from different backgrounds. She said that was a force not only for good for these women but for their communities. As she put it, "We do not teach manners. But we do teach manner. Poise, interest, tolerance and understanding – these are the things that college life teaches."Now, the context may have been different then, but the vision behind it is much the same. Just as those early Barnard students were being prepared for a world beyond their personal horizons, you have been prepared for global citizenship in the interconnected world of the 21st century.You are coming of age at a time of unprecedented challenges: war and terrorism, climate change and economic recession, extreme poverty and extreme ideologies, the proliferation of disease and nuclear weapons. These challenges transcend borders and oceans, politics and ideology, and they affect us all. But the same interconnectedness that amplifies these global challenges also makes it possible for us to solve them, and for you to help lead us to the solutions.When I graduated from college, diplomacy was mainly conducted by experts behind closed doors. They were primarily men. And very little of what they did was really visible to the rest of us. Today, diplomacy is no longer confined to the State Department or to diplomats in pin-striped suits. In this global age, we are engaging in 21st century statecraft, and it is carried out beyond the halls of government – in barrios and rural villages, in corporate boardrooms and halls of government as well, but also church basements, hospitals, union halls, civic and cultural centers, and even in the dorms and classrooms of colleges like this.The diplomacy of this age is fueled by personal engagement and interpersonal connections. And that's where all of you come in. With new tools and technologies and with the first-rate education you've received, you now have the capacity to influence events in ways that no previous generation ever has.But of course with that opportunity does come responsibility, because this new era of diplomacy requires a new commitment to global service – a continuing effort from each of you to help us tackle the most urgent problems we face. Just as we have special envoys for climate change or peace in the Middle East, so too must each of you be a special envoy of your ideals. Use your skill and talent with these new tools to help shape and reshape the future.I want to talk about a particular area where I think you can, you should, and you must make a difference. It's important to me personally and it's especially important in my new job, and that is the plight of women and girls around the world. As women with strong voices and strong values, you are in a unique position to support women worldwide who don't have the resources you do, but whose lives and dreams are just as worthy as yours and mine. I have concluded after traveling many miles and visiting many places in the last decades that talent is universally distributed, but opportunity is not. The futures of these women and girls will affect yours and mine. And therefore, it is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing.Although not always acknowledged by governments, businesses, or society overall, women and girls bear a disproportionate burden of most of the problems we face today. In the midst of this global economic crisis, women who are already the majority of the world's poor are driven deeper into poverty. In places where food is scarce, women and girls are often the last to eat, and eat the least. In regions torn apart by war and conflict, women are more likely to be refugees or targets of sexual violence.And just yesterday in a column by one of the former honorees by Barnard, Nick Kristof, we learned that one of the most dangerous places for women to be in the world is in childbirth. Meanwhile, in some places, girls are deliberately denied an education, even subjected to abuse and violence if they attempt to go to school, as we have seen too frequently over the last weeks in Afghanistan.Now let me be clear: women around the world lead varied lives, and for many women, religion and culture are important sources of spiritual growth, identity, and pride. But the retrograde regimes around the world that pervert religion and culture to perpetuate violence and stand in the way of freedom and make women their primary targets are a different story. The subjugation of women – the denial of their rights as human beings – is not an expression of religion or of God's will. It is a betrayal of both. And women's progress is more than a matter of morality. It is a political, economic, social and security imperative for the United States and for every nation represented in this graduating class. If you want to know how stable, healthy, and democratic a country is, look at its women, look at its girls.When I went to the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing back in 1995, I made the point, which seemed to me to be pretty obvious, that women's rights are human rights, and human rights are women's rights. Well, I was gratified but somewhat shocked at the reaction it produced. And as I have traveled in the years since, I have met so many women who took such heart from that simple statement. They understood deep in their gut that they had to be supported, that their struggles had to be acknowledged for them to gain a foothold, to gain that space, whether it be on the subway or back in a marketplace.There are signs of hope and progress. Just this weekend, the people of Kuwait elected women to their parliament for the first time in history. This did not come easily or quickly. Starting in the 1990s, I supported the women who were brave enough to stand up and say women should be able to serve. It took a long struggle. But the election of four women this Saturday is a major step forward for Kuwait, the region, and I would argue, the world.And yet the marginalization of women and girls goes on. It is one of humankind's oldest problems. But what is different today is that we have 21st century tools to combat it. Think of the women in Eastern Congo, a place of such violence, despair and chaos, who are using radio airwaves to warn other women and to send out the message to the world how this war, these militias are destroying their communities. Think of the women in Afghanistan who, against such great odds, started a single school that has grown into a network of schools, or the domestic violence center they began, which now serves thousands of women and girls. Or the women in Cambodia who were sold into sex slavery as girls, but who escaped and are now organizing raids of brothels throughout Southeast Asia to rescue girls and give them a chance at an education and a new life.Some months ago here in New York, I had the privilege of meeting a young girl from Yemen. Her name is Nujood Ali. When she was nine years old, her family offered her into marriage with a much older man who turned out to be violent and abusive. At ten years old, desperate to escape her circumstances, she left her home and made her way to the local courthouse where she sat against a wall all day long until she was finally noticed, thankfully, by a woman lawyer named Shada Nasser, who asked this little girl what she was doing there. And the little girl said she came to get a divorce. And thanks to this lawyer, she did.Now in another time, the story of her individual courage and her equally brave lawyer would not have been covered in the news even in her own country. But now, it is beamed worldwide by satellites, shared on blogs, posted on Twitter, celebrated in gatherings. Today, women are finding their voices, and those voices are being heard far beyond their own narrow circumstances. And here's what each of you can do. You can visit the website of a nonprofit called Kiva, K-i-v-a, and send a microloan to an entrepreneur like Blanca, who wants to expand her small grocery store in Peru. You can send children's books to a library in Namibia by purchasing items off an Amazon.com wish list. You can sit in your dorm room, or soon your new apartment, and use the web to plant trees across Africa through Wangari Maathai's Green Belt movement.And with these social networking tools that you use every day to tell people you've gone to get a latte or you're going to be running late, you can unite your friends through Facebook to fight human trafficking or child marriage, like the two recent college graduates in Colombia – the country – who organized 14 million people into the largest anti-terrorism demonstration in history, doing as much damage to the FARC terrorist network in a few weeks than had been done in years of military action. And you can organize through Twitter, like the undergraduates at Northwestern who launched a global fast to bring attention to Iran's imprisonment of an American journalist. And we have two young women journalists right now in prison in North Korea, and you can get busy on the internet and let the North Koreans know that we find that absolutely unacceptable. These new tools are available for everyone. They are democratizing diplomacy. So over the next year, we will be creating Virtual Student Foreign Service Internships to partner American students with our embassies abroad to conduct digital diplomacy. And you can learn more about this initiative on the State Department website.This is an opportunity for all of us to ask ourselves: What can I do? I'm heading off to my first job or I may be going to travel for a while or I have some other ideas that I'm exploring. But no matter what you're doing, you can be a citizen activist and a citizen diplomat. You've already begun to make the connections and partnerships that will give you support throughout your lives. And therefore, I invite you to forge those connections beyond this class.You've learned here at Barnard that in spite of our differences, we are all connected. And we need to be looking for ways to find inspiration from our daily lives. Just a few weeks ago, I read President Spar's column in the Wall Street Journal, in which she bravely attempted to write her own application essay for Barnard. She described a typical day in her life, one that involved coordinating her kids' carpooling, fixing dinner, answering emails, dealing with a mischievous cat, writing a speech on – what else – women and leadership. As I read about the controlled chaos of your president's life, I thought this sure sounds familiar. And as I look out in the audience today, I see a lot of mothers and grandmothers and fathers and grandfathers and family members and friends, and I know that you too have had these experiences.But no matter how we come to this commencement, we leave knowing that another class of extraordinary young women, who will have the manner and the education to go and not only pursue their own dreams but help bring along others as well, has occurred within this remarkable institution. We all have an opportunity today to do so much more than I even dreamed possible when I sat where you are sitting all those years ago.As I was listening to Sarah Besnoff's address and how she was talking about her mother, I had to smile because I often say that in my next life I'm going to come back as my daughter. And I felt a remarkable kinship with Sarah's mother and with other mothers of my generation and those who came before, like my own mother, who was born before women could vote, that no matter how satisfying our lives have been, how we have put together pieces that add up to a whole that is so important to us and has given meaning to this journey we are on, we look at young women and we think to ourselves: This is a future that women in the history of the world have never been able to imagine, that you leave here empowered in a way that women and girls have never been before. It's exciting, but it's daunting. But I know you're up to it.Serving the people of the world does not have to be your life's calling, but I urge you to make it a part of your life, to include it in whatever you decide to do as you start out on this adventure. You are certainly well-prepared, and I wish for each and every one of you an adventure that gives you the same sense of meaning and purpose that you are looking for, and an understanding of how much more you can do with the gifts you have been given, and to decide that you too will try to be those special envoys of the ideals that you believe in.Godspeed and congratulations.

“Did These Dead People Vote To”

Amazing to find out dead people are getting Stimulus Checks.
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/your_money/consumer/090514_Dead_People_Get_Stimulus_Checks

I wonder if they voted also. It seems my experience on the campaign trail of the rumors and story's of dead people were rampant. I like to know how our board of elections can certify a vote count when exceeded the number of eligible voters in that precinct. One campaign worker I was on the campaign trail with checked her sisters house where she had been living and a woman who was long dead, no longer owned the home had a better voting record than the sister and the campaign worker. I wonder how many you can cross reference with Accorn and the dead voters, and Democrats & Republicans don't think election reform is the ticket. Amazing how the electronic voting machine where the answer and come to find out more voter fraud than ever with them...
http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2008/10/dead-voters-still-registered-in-harris-county/

Tuesday, May 5, 2009



I as a Democrat feminist was floored when newly self pronounced Democrat Senator Arlen Specter said recently that the courts of Minnesota should be sending Republican Senator Coleman back to the Senate, I actually have to agree. I am no fan of Senator Coleman but you know how can Franken claim victory with a little over three hundred votes and thier are precinct showing 115% voted and then some. What do you think...

Marilyn French, feminist and novelist, dies at 79


By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer Verena Dobnik, Associated Press Writer – Tue May 5, 3:48 pm ET
NEW YORK – Marilyn French, the writer and feminist whose novel "The Women's Room" sold more than 20 million copies and transformed her into a leading figure in the women's movement, has died at 79.
French died of heart failure Saturday at a Manhattan hospital, said Carol Jenkins, a friend and president of New York's Women's Media Center.
Her 1977 first novel, "The Women's Room," transformed the college teacher into a feminist leader whose aim was "to change the entire social and economic structure of Western civilization, to make it a feminist world," she once said.
The landmark novel, which was translated into 20 languages, details the journey to independence of a 1950s housewife who gets divorced and goes to graduate school. The book mirrored aspects of French's own life experiences, including the rape of her daughter.
She was called anti-male after a character in the novel says: "All men are rapists, and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes."
"Those words came from a character, and she was not a man-hater, and never said that in her personal life," Jenkins said. "But she wanted men to accept their part in the domination of women."
Still, the novel "connected with millions of women who had no way before of claiming their anger and discontent," Jenkins said.
The male subjugation of women is the main theme of French's novels, essays, literary criticism and her four-volume, nonfictional "From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women."
A Brooklyn native, French graduated from Long Island's Hofstra University with a master's degree, studying philosophy and English literature. She taught there in the 1960s. After her divorce, she earned a doctorate from Harvard and was an English professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
A smoker, she survived a battle with esophageal cancer in 1992 that included a 10-day coma she described in "Season in Hell: A Memoir."
Her last novel is to be published this fall, and she was also working on a memoir.
French is survived by her son, Robert French, of East Brunswick, N.J., and daughter Jamie French, of Cambridge, Mass.
A memorial is planned for June in New York.

"Miss California Star's They Made Me Comment"





I am hating the fact I have to comment on the Ms. California debacle. I want to say the media and components of this argument is really horrible, but let's look at some factors...
This a contest judge on by your looks foremost
1.)
If you are not natural you will be picked apart, hence forth the saline plastic bags shoved under her mammary glands ( right or wrong this has happened in the past)
2.)
Answering question & make your own personal stand on what issue you care about (this is most laughable cause they spend more time doing what they can to get the prize) contestants of the past have been picked apart for this also.
3.)
“Must" I remind you this women has to be crazy or cunning as a fox to get up in front of a flaming Homosexual and answer that question that way ( well what do you know she is now riding high on a spokeswomen position $$$ of hate, way to go Anita Bryant Jr. )
I know I will have to say more about this dime store Barbie doll in the future because the hate mongers are riding a high of the evil Homo's are taking over the world, from advertisement to lobbyist. “Can” someone pie this women in the face like Anita. Maybe since boycotts ran so well with getting rid of Anita maybe we can do the same to get rid of these beauty pageants, or at least this ship wreck Ms. Carrie Prejean...


Interview and more controversy




Miss California: I’ll Fight on Despite Nude Photos
By
MIKE CELIZIC
Updated 8:45 AM PDT, Tue, May 5, 2009
AP
The website the dirty.com claimed that it had six pictures of Prejean that could "clearly strip her of her Miss California crown.

With partially nude photos of her popping up on Web sites questioning her Christian credentials,
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has fired back, claiming the racy pictures are just modeling shots and vowing to continue her battle against same-sex marriage.
“I am a Christian, and I am a model,” Prejean said in a statement released overnight to the media. “Models pose for pictures, including lingerie and swimwear photos. Recently, photos taken of me as a teenager have been released surreptitiously to a tabloid Web site that openly mocks me for my Christian faith. I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be.”
But
Alicia Jacobs, a judge at the April 19 Miss USA pageant during which Prejean made her highly publicized statement opposing same-sex marriage, said the pictures go beyond what the Miss California pageant says are appropriate.
“I can assure you they were quite inappropriate, and certainly not photos befitting a beauty queen,” Jacobs, a reporter for
NBC’s Las Vegas affiliate, told NBC News.The images may also hurt her status as a spokeswoman for conservative causes. “She can continue to advocate for causes, but I don't think these causes are going to advocate for her.” Ken Baker of E! News told NBC.
Six revealing photos The Web site the dirty.com claimed that it had six pictures of Prejean. As of Tuesday morning, it had posted one on its site. The picture shows Prejean wearing nothing but a pair of revealing pink panties and smiling over her shoulder at the camera. Her breasts are covered by her arm.
The picture was deemed too racy to be shown on the TODAY Show.
It and the others in the set may also be too revealing for the Miss California pageant, according to a report filed for TODAY by NBC News’ Miguel Almaguer, who reported that Prejean’s contract with the pageant prohibits her from being photographed “in a state of partial or total nudity.”
Prejean finished second in the Miss USA pageant to
Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton.
In 1984, Vanessa Williams had to resign her Miss America crown after revealing photos she had posed for in 1982 were leaked to reporters.
The controversy over the 21-year-old Prejean began during the April 19 Miss USA pageant. During the interview segment of the competition, celebrity blogger
Perez Hilton, who is openly gay, asked Prejean for her views on legalizing same-sex marriage.
"I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage," Prejean said. "And you know what? I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
On his blog the next day, Hilton called Prejean a vulgar name and said that Miss USA is supposed to be help unite Americans, not divide them. He suggested her response may have cost her the Miss USA crown.
Vow to fight on The following Sunday, Prejean was greeted as a hero by the congregation at her San Diego-area mega church, the Rock Church. Shortly after, she signed on to be a spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage’s campaign against same-sex marriage.
“I was attacked for giving my own opinion on the stage of the Miss USA contest. And I’m going to do whatever it takes to protect marriage. It’s something that is very dear to my heart,” Prejean told TODAY’s Matt Lauer after agreeing to work with the organization.
In her statement to the media Tuesday, Prejean vowed to continue her fight against gay marriage.
“We live in a great country; a nation that was built on freedom of speech and freedom of religion,” she said in the statement. “Yet my comments defending traditional marriage have led to intimidation tactics that seek to undermine my reputation and somehow silence me and my beliefs, as if opinion is only a one-way street.”
Although Prejean said the pictures were taken when she was 17, others have alleged that they seem to have been taken after she underwent breast-enhancement surgery six weeks prior to the Miss USA pageant. That surgery was paid for by the Miss California pageant.




This is hate, and as a feminist I believe in the Constitution & Bill of Rights, Women's Rights are human rights, stop the bashing...




























I guess in the end an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth...


( what screwed up thinking )


I like what Harvey Milk said...


Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009
To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes.
Hide Other Bill TitlesOfficial: To provide Federal assistance to States, local jurisdictions, and Indian tribes to prosecute hate crimes, and for other purposes. as introduced.
Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Attorney General to provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or other assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of any crime that: April 29, 2009
Roll call number 223 in the House 4/2/2009–Introduced.
Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 - Authorizes the Attorney General to provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or other assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of any crime that:
constitutes a crime of violence under federal law or a felony under state, local, or Indian tribal law; and (2) is motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim, or is a violation of the state, local, or tribal hate crime laws.
Directs the Attorney General to give priority for assistance to crimes committed by offenders who have committed crimes in more than one state and to rural jurisdictions that have difficulty covering the extraordinary investigation or prosecution expenses. Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to assist state, local, and Indian law enforcement agencies with such extraordinary expenses. Directs the Office of Justice Programs to: (1) work closely with funded jurisdictions to ensure that the concerns and needs of all affected parties are addressed; and (2) award grants to state and local programs designed to combat hate crimes committed by juveniles. Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit willfully causing bodily injury to any person because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of such person.
Amends the Hate Crimes Statistics Act to expand data collection and reporting requirements under such Act to include: (1) crimes manifesting prejudice based on gender and gender identity; and (2) hate crimes committed by and against juveniles. Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the exercise of constitutionally-protected free speech.
April 29, 2009
H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009On Passage: H R 1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act Aye 249 Nay 175 Passed See Vote
April 29, 2009H.R.1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H R 1913 Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act Aye 185 Nay 241 Failed See Vote
Democrats Voting ‘Abstain’
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Rep. Robert Berry [D, AR-1]Rep. George Butterfield [D, NC-1]Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7]Rep. John Murtha [D, PA-12]Rep. Thomas Perriello [D, VA-5]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D, MD-2]Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13]Rep. Harry Teague [D, NM-2]
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Republicans Voting ‘Abstain’
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Rep. Michael Burgess [R, TX-26]Rep. Kay Granger [R, TX-12]