On Friday we provided guidance on contacting the Governor regarding the unfortunate signing of HB37, the bill changing current Georgia law to penalize private postsecondary institutions who provide refuge to immigrants by establishing themselves as sanctuary campuses.
The next step is to contact Georgia Lt. Governor Cagle asking that the bill’s approval be overturned in the Georgia General Assembly (admittedly a very long shot but change will only come if we ensure our elected officials are always asked to stand for a cause).
Please call Lt. Governor Cagle at 404 656 5030 and ask him ….. Please tell the Lt. Governor I am disappointed that Governor Deal signed the discriminatory anti-immigrant HB37 and ask the Lt. Governor to take the lead on calling for an override in the General Assembly of HB 37.
After calling (or if you do not call still send the email anyway) send an email to Lt. Governor Cagle with the following (or a personal version of it) and drop down topic of “Legislation”:
Lt. Governor Cagle,
I am very disappointed in Governor Deal for signing anti-immigrant bill HB37 and I am asking you to take the lead in the General Assembly to call for an override of its passage.
HB37, goes to great lengths to ensure Georgia is viewed as an unwelcoming state and will 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 Agnes Scott and Emory placing an undue hardship on both the university community and the immigrant community.
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.)