Please take a personal moment this morning to call the Chairman of the Georgia House Higher Education Committee Representative Rick Jasperse about HB 37 a bill preventing private postsecondary institutions in this state from adopting sanctuary policies providing a refuge for immigrants. This bill would remove all federal pass thru and state funding, including students losing access to the Hope Scholarship and Tuition Equalization Grants, from private universities such as our partners Agnes Scott and Emory.
Using your cell phone and not your desktop phone please call Chairman Jasperse’s office at 404.656.7857 and state…..Please ask Chairman Jasperse to hold HB 37 without action and publicly take a stand in vocal opposition to all current and forthcoming anti-immigrant bills.
If you need more…..House Bill 37 is an unnecessary bill that restricts students access to a quality education and the principles of academic freedom in a community that affirms everyone’s rights to speak, learn, and grow.
After calling (or if you do not call send the email anyway) send an email to Chairman Jasperse (using your personal email and contact information) at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following (or a personal version of it) and a subject line of “No on HB 37”:
Please hold HB 37 without action and publicly take a stand in vocal opposition to all current and forthcoming anti-immigration bills. HB 37 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.
(Remember to change Your Name to your name.)