Following up on our previous posts regarding HB324 the bill requiring branding of Georgia driver’s licenses with NON-CITIZENS has passed the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee with the amendment changing “Non-Citizen” to “Ineligible Voter”.
Now an attempt to solve a problem that does not exist (voter registration fraud by immigrants and refugees) has expanded from discrimination focused on immigrants and refugees to discrimination on immigrants, refugees, minors, prior felons, and others being blamed for voter fraud that there has no factual basis. It also creates an additional unnecessary and burdensome task for an already overwhelmed Department of Drivers Services and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute estimates it could take upwards of $1 million to implement the new driver’s cards; very expensive taxpayer-funded bigotry.
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Members of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee,
I am disappointed to see the anti-immigrant bill HB 324 pass favorably through your committee. HB 324, even with the amendment from “NON-CITIZEN” to “INELIGIBLE VOTER”, goes to great lengths to ensure Georgia remains unwelcoming and is a mistaken attempt to solve a problem we do not have; voter fraud.
I welcome all newcomers, including refugees and immigrants, to Georgia and to my community and expect the state legislature to reflect those same ideals.
Please do what you can to not give HB324 a floor vote and vote No if it is voted upon.
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