Following up from our previous post regarding HB452 the subcommittee passed this bill onto the full committee. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee meets at 10:00 a.m. this morning on HB452 which creates a public registry of non-citizens/legal residents; ostensibly to facilitate their detention and deportation. Instead of fighting crime the Georgia Bureau of Investigation would be in charge of maintaining and publishing this list.

The members of the committee needs to hear from you before the meeting starts that you oppose this type of unwelcoming legislation. Please contact the members of the Public Safety and Homeland Security subcommittee with an email. In the “to” column cut and paste:

eddie.lumsden@house.ga.govmicah.gravley@house.ga.gov;
gerald.greene@house.ga.govmack.jackson@house.ga.gov;
mike.glanton@house.ga.govj.collins@house.ga.gov;
alanpowell23@hotmail.comheath.clark@house.ga.gov;
kevin.cooke@house.ga.govfrazier26@comcast.net;
bill.hitchens@house.ga.govscott.holcomb@house.ga.gov;
rick.jasperse@house.ga.govjesse.petrea@house.ga.gov;
darlene.taylor@house.ga.govkeisha.waites@house.ga.gov;
bill.werkheiser@house.ga.gov;

And in the “cc” column add Speaker David Ralston david.ralston@house.ga.gov and your Georgia House Representative (if not on the committee) and a subject line of “HB 452”:

Members of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee,

Please do not pass HB 452 out of committee and publicly take a stand in vocal opposition to all current and forthcoming anti-immigration bills. HB 452, 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.

Thank You,

Your Name
123 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 31234

(Remember to change Your Name and address to your name.)

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