Update on our post from Friday on the Non-Citizen Branding of Georgia driver’s licenses. The original sponsor of HB 136, Representative Amy Carter, has removed the amendment and is leaving HB 136 in its original version. Unfortunately Representative Alan Powell, who added the discriminatory amendment in an 11th hour political maneuver when HB 136 was in committee last week, has filed HB 324 to specifically brand Non-Citizen on all Georgia driver’s licenses.
HB 324 is now filed and waiting to be assigned to a committee; something that House Speaker David Ralston can prevent.
Please call Speaker Ralston’s office at (404) 656-5020 and state…..Please ask Speaker Ralston to hold HB 324 without further action and publicly take a stand in vocal opposition to all current and forthcoming house bills that discriminate against refugees and immigrants.
After calling (or if you do not call still send the email anyway) send an email to Speaker Ralston at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following (or a personal version of it) and a subject line of “HB 324”:
Please hold HB 324 without further action and publicly take a stand in vocal opposition to all current and forthcoming anti-immigration bills. HB 324, 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 same ideals.
(Remember to change Your Name to your name.)
Also please remember to join the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies for the “GEORGIA LOVES REFUGEES” PRESS CONFERENCE tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. at the Clarkston Community Center.