Bet you haven't read about this one any place lately, and you can be sure that they won't be spending a lot of time studying violent repression of organizers and activists.
I'm scrambling with a few projects today, but this passed the House last week (two weeks ago?) and it is currently headed to committee. Could be on the Senate floor next week.
Here's the Senate Committee on Homeland Security roster if you want to reach out to anyone:
Joseph I. Lieberman Chairman (ID) (CT)
Susan M. Collins Ranking Member (ME)
Carl Levin (MI)
Ted Stevens (AK)
Daniel K. Akaka (HI)
George V. Voinovich (OH)
Thomas R. Carper (DE)
Norm Coleman (MN)
Mark L. Pryor (AR)
Tom Coburn (OK)
Mary L. Landrieu (LA)
Pete V. Domenici (NM)
Barack Obama (IL)
John Warner (VA)
Claire McCaskill (MO)
John E. Sununu (NH)
Jon Tester (MT)
Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
AN ACT To prevent homegrown terrorism, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the 'Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007'.
SEC. 2. PREVENTION OF VIOLENT RADICALIZATION AND HOMEGROWN TERRORISM.
(a) In General- Title VIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 361 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new subtitle:
'Subtitle J--Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism
'SEC. 899A. DEFINITIONS.
'For purposes of this subtitle:
'(1) COMMISSION- The term 'Commission' means the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism established under section 899C.
'(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term 'violent radicalization' means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.
'(3) HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term 'homegrown terrorism' means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
'(4) IDEOLOGICALLY BASED VIOLENCE- The term 'ideologically based violence' means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual's political, religious, or social beliefs.
View Homegrown (are you ideologically motivated?)