The Senate Higher Education Committee will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to discuss HB37.
Please take a moment this morning to email the Senate Higher Education Committee, your Senator, and Lt. Governor Cagle regarding 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 contact the members of the committee with an email. In the “to” column cut and paste:
Fran.Millar@senate.ga.gov; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Brandon.Beach@senate.ga.gov; Chuck.Hufstetler@senate.ga.gov; email@example.com; Burt.Jones@senate.ga.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org; Bruce.Thompson@senate.ga.gov; Donna.Nealey@senate.ga.gov
And in the “cc” column add your State Senator (if not on the committee) and a subject line of “HB37”:
Members of the Senate Higher Education Committee,
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.
(Remember to change Your Name to your name.)
Please also send the same email to Lt. Governor Cagle with the drop down topic “Legislation”. Also feel free to leave blank or add your organization and relationship to organization. And do not click the button declining a response. If you get a response feel free to add it to the comments on this page.