Senate Bill (SB) 11, the Alaska Hate Crimes Bill, has been scheduled for its first hearing, before the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, February 16th (tomorrow). The full text of the bill can be found at: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=wgeha7bab&et=1104532789381&s=2431&e=001cM_R9Gfd-HQtY4HodEZbLzPuoG16tN08L2tc4iAoPdR92o5jW99Y8sNctUdt8i1shALek8h1jMyrJ372YtKfZSt-w2pUz7uYT6lgLcKH_IzFFBvSULgDN1MDC8zTXopDc9idX_1SmpfJyLF9LtNgiNm5GPp34l5ZMvd4LCmLKaLclxrQc_5YPnlmacOQNGWamqZ8Te0CXuc=
The Judiciary Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. and has several bills scheduled to be heard so testimony could be taken on SB 11 anytime between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. We invite you to provide short testimony in support of SB 11 as written which includes sexual orientation and gender identity. Testimony can be given in person in Room 105 of the new Thomas Steward Building adjacent to the capitol, by teleconference from your local Legislative Information Office (see http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=wgeha7bab&et=1104532789381&s=2431&e=001cM_R9Gfd-HS0cDnhpgQzgzH2zhE1EY_34Yi2XY2nd8onS9kXKyGcYOBYaNIi1yenvGNpFmxb2Z8h8eYLhXnOSo8jbVqRvPdAh7rA4PArD6-OZz07Uv-_VhTg92wvjqRqqMKf1LxZUb0= for the location of your LIO) or by calling toll free 877-763-5073.
If you are not able to testify tomorrow, please send a message to your own state senator and ask them to co-sponsor the bill and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committe plus the bill's sponsor, Sen. Davis.
The legislators are:
Senator Hollis French - Co-Sponsor
Senator Bill Wielechowski
Senator Joe Paskvan
Senator Lesil McGuire
Senator John Coghill
Senator Bettye Davis - Sponsor
If you are not able to send an email message, then your third option is a Public Opinion Message or POM, a short easy-to-send 50 word message that should be addressed specifically to the Senators listed above. Your POM could say something like: "I strongly support SB 11. Please pass this bill as written out of the Senate Judiciary Committee." To send a POM go to: http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=wgeha7bab&et=1104532789381&s=2431&e=001cM_R9Gfd-HQ68iHvTBF-tOVEINNycrNAzKE3Vg3zEbavZxlh1PoqPcbJhlWB3R1lE_DzzKuG0nA9SKJX2FqdPhvp306Q0h7F7oWJolI9pJPVmbKP42Skm6-lR0pvZYoi
As members of Alaskans Together for Equality, we look forward to hear your testimony on Wednesday during the Senate Judiciary Committee. If you have any questions or need any assistance preparing your testimony or written communication, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of DirectorsAlaskans Together for Equality Inc.