Please take a moment this morning to call Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston 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.

Please call Speaker Ralston’s office at (404) 656-5020 and state…..Please ask Speaker Ralston to hold HB 37 without further 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 still send the email anyway) send an email to Speaker Ralston (using your personal contact information) at david.ralston@house.ga.gov with the following (or a personal version of it) and a subject line of “No on HB 37”:

Speaker Ralston,

Please hold HB 37 without further 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.

Thank You,

Your Name

(Remember to change Your Name to your name.)

Also please join the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta for an Emergency Town Hall at their office at 2305 Parklake Drive, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30345 starting with food trucks at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. a discussion of the current refugee situation and hear from IRC clients.

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