Civil Rights

STA crusader for strong anti-hate crime legislation, Congresswoman Jackson Lee worked tirelessly and successfully to secure passage of H.Res. 535 by an overwhelming vote of 402-3 to help combat the scourge of hate crimes and hate-motivated conduct. This resolution paid tribute to the late David Ray Ritcheson, whose testimony before the Judiciary Committee was indispensable to the passage of H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007.