I just came from an important press conference with Senator Kennedy and Senator Smith where they announced that they have renamed the The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA) with the "Matthew Shepard Bill" in honor of my son, Matthew. This is a very important day for me and for all Americans.

There is still a lot of work to be done! I am asking for your help in working to pass this bill which will prove to be one of the most essential pieces of Federal anti-hate legislation to date.

The Matthew Shepard Bill marks a very critical moment for erasing hate in our society. Although it is long overdue, this is one of the most essential building blocks to ensuring that we all have equal rights as Americans.

This Action Alert is made up of four very important actions that are necessary for us to create a strong voice on ERASING HATE. Whether it is for Matthew or for the thousand of victims of other violent hate crimes that have taken place over the years, I urge everyone to make the passage of this bill a top priority.
1) Be sure to be well educated on the bill

2) Sign the Petition

3) Pass it on to everyone you know by using the Erase Hate Petition E-Card

4) Contact your leaders including your Representatives, Senators and the President

Thank you so much for your help in Replacing Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance!

Judy Shepard

I got an email from Judy last night and I wanted to put it on here so we can help her help us so please take the time and sign the petition.

Thanks Ryan

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