Rally Flyer

Join us at noon on May 18th at the Courthouse

The Hate Crime Legislation approved by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb offers no protection for the victims of hate-motivated violence, nor does it deter criminals from acting on that hate. The Indiana State Conferences of Branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is organizing rallies throughout Indiana for Saturday, 18-May 2019 to urge Governor Holcomb and the Indiana General Assembly to Fix The Hate Crime Law. A comprehensive bill would INCLUDE THE PROTECTED TARGETS for their gender, disability, age, sex, gender identity, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, and sexual orientation.

The rally in the Greater Terre Haute area is set for Saturday, 18-May 2019 on the Third Street side of the Vigo County Courthouse at 12 noon. The purpose of the rally is to bring public awareness to the need to Fix The Hate Crime Law; to make the law comprehensive by including the classes that are in the 2019 law as well as the omitted classes of gender, gender identity, age, and sex. We will also be gathering signatures on petitions urging Governor Holcomb and the General Assembly to FIX THE HATE CRIME LAW.

We are planning to have multiple speakers from the Greater Terre Haute area to take to the podium, state how the Hate Crime Law is lacking, and urge that corrective action be taken by the Indiana General Assembly as soon as possible.

You and your organization are invited to join in our rally and let your voice be heard. Your presence at the rally will help send a strong message to the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Holcomb. Please contact John Lang if you would like to be one of the speakers at the rally. If not, please still plan to come, participate in the rally, gather signatures on the Fix The Hate Crime Law petitions, and let our representatives know that this law needs to be fixed.

Sylvester Edwards,
Branch President

John E Lang,
Political Action Committee Chair