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The Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act establishes a new criminal civil rights violation for lynching. Specifically, a person who conspires to commit certain civil rights offenses (e.g., a hate crime act) is subject to criminal penalties.
This bill was introduced in the House on 01/04/21 by Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-1). The bill was referred on 3/01/21 to the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.
Action Request | Ask your Members of Congress to:
- Co-sponsor this legislation
- Support the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act
- Advocate for its passing in the House