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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (formerly the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009) was signed into law on October 28, 2009. A version of the Act was introduced in 1997, and the House of Representatives and the Senate have passed some version of it at various times since then.

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History

Supporters

LLEHCPA is supported by twenty-six state attorneys general and over 300 national law enforcement, professional, education, civil rights, religious, and civic organizations.

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Background Information

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