On Wednesday we provided guidance on contacting the Governor regarding the unfortunate signing of HB452, the bill creating a public registry of non-citizens/legal residents.

The next step is to contact your state Representative 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 your state Representative (call both capitol and district numbers) and ask them ….. I am disappointed that Governor Deal signed the discriminatory anti-immigrant HB452 and ask you to take the lead on calling for an override in the General Assembly of HB452.

After calling send the following email, or your own version, with the subject line “HB452”

Representative,

I am very disappointed in Governor Deal for signing anti-immigrant bill HB452 and I am asking you to take the lead in the General Assembly to call for an override of its passage.

HB452, goes to great lengths to ensure Georgia is viewed as an unwelcoming state and is intended to ensure 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.

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 and address.)

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