Please take a moment this morning to call Georgia Judiciary Committee Chairman Wendell Willard about HB 33 –  a bill amending current law to exclude everyone who is not a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) from serving “on an authority, school district, commission, council, or board for a local governing body”. This effectively removes everyone without permanent status, including all undocumented residents, from formally participating in or officially joining in the betterment of their own community.

Currently HB 33 is the only anti-immigrant bill in the Georgia legislature but there is a 100% chance more are forthcoming. This bill is a recreation of HB 781 that made it past crossover day last year and came dangerously close to passing.

Please call Chairman Willard’s office at 404.656.5125 and state….. Please ask Chairman Willard to hold HB 33 without action and publicly take a stand in vocal opposition to all current and forthcoming anti-immigrant bills.

If you need more…..House Bill 33 is an unnecessary bill that restricts vital economic growth for the state, takes away local decisions from communities, and limits the civic participation of Georgia’s immigrant communities by prohibiting non U.S. citizens and non-lawful permanent residents from participating in local and state governing boards and commissions.

After calling (or if you do not call still send the email anyway) send an email to Chairman Willard at wendell.willard@house.ga.gov with the following (or a personal version of it) and a subject line of “No on HB 33”:

Chairman Willard,

Please hold HB 33 without action and publicly take a stand in vocal opposition to all current and forthcoming anti-immigration bills. HB 33 and bills like it are an anathema to Georgia’s founding and our longstanding reputation for hospitality. I welcome all newcomers, including refugees and immigrants, to Georgia and to my community and expect the state legislature to reflect those ideals.

Thank You,

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