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Hate Crimes Battle Moves to the Senate

Contact: Wanda L. Sanchez, 209-534-0335


WASHINGTON, May 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith2Action will unveil plans today at the National Press Club for the continuing battle over expansion of federal hate crime laws.   This battle is shifting to the U.S. Senate after passage of the bill H.R. 1592 by the U.S. House yesterday.


"We are very grateful to the President for the promise of a veto to protect our freedom of speech and religion, but we have much work ahead in the Senate, if we are to turn back this assault on our liberty for good," declares Janet Folger, founder and president of Faith2Action.


Janet will unveil the strategy for the Senate this afternoon at a press conference hosted by Dr. Rick Scarborough, president of Vision America. The press conference will be held at 3:00 P.M. in the Murrow Room at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 


Other speakers at the press conference will include Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, and Phyllis Schlafly, the founder and president of Eagle Forum.


Faith2Action has recently spearheaded the national campaign featuring two grandmothers who were arrested for the so-called "hate crime" of sharing their faith on the public sidewalks and streets of Philadelphia.  The ads have run on CNN nationally, and on FOX News in the Washington, D.C. market.


Janet Folger is available for interviews and can be reached through Wanda Sanchez at 209.534.0335.