HR 55 - Emmett Till Antilynching Act - National Key Vote


Stage Details

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Emmett Till Antilynching Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes lynching a federal hate crime offense.



  • Establishes lynching as a federal hate crime offense and imposes a 30 year prison term and subsequent fine for an individual who conspired to commit a hate crime offense that results in death or serious bodily injury, or includes (Sec. 2):

    • Kidnapping or attempted kidnapping;

    • Aggravated sexual abuse or attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse; or

    • An attempt to kill.