Unfortunately HB452, creating a public registry of non-citizens/legal residents; ostensibly to facilitate their detention and deportation with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in charge of maintaining and publishing this list instead of focusing on protecting us and solving crimes, passed a Senate Floor vote on Tuesday meaning it is now on its way to the Governor for his signature. Before we reach out to the Governor asking him to veto it (more to come in the future on that) please take a moment today to let your Senator know you are thankful for their “Nay” vote or disappointed in their “Yea” vote.

You will notice that this bill has grown considerably into an omnibus type bill that now contains a wealth of homeland security items, not all of which are discriminatory to immigrants and the communities in which they live. Unfortunately it is still heavily focused on the original intention of ensuring that communities, including local law enforcement, are provoked into remaining vocally opposed to our undocumented families so they remain in consistent fear. Providing personal information, including the home address, on entire undocumented households because one member was released from detention, is a tool clearly designed to institute fear into communities and encourage harassment.

Now that your Senator is on record please go here to see how they voted.

If they voted “Yea” send your Senator the following email:

Senator,

I was disappointed to see your “Yea” vote in favor of HB452. 

HB452 further exacerbates the xenophobic rhetoric making its way through our state and country.  I welcome all newcomers, including refugees and immigrants, to Georgia and to our community and expect the state legislature to reflect those same ideals.

Thank You,

Your Name
123 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 31234

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

If they voted “Nay” send your Senator the following email:

Senator,

Thank you for your “Nay” vote against HB452. 

HB37 further exacerbates the xenophobic rhetoric making its way through our state and country.  I welcome all newcomers, including refugees and immigrants, to Georgia and to our community and thank you for reflecting those same ideals.

Thank You,

Your Name
123 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 31234

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

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