Last 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 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 HB452 and ask the Lt. Governor to take the lead on calling for an override in the General Assembly of HB452.

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 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

 (Remember to change “Your Name” to your name.)

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