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Advocacy for Hate Crime Legislation in Georgia

May 21, 2020

If you would like to support the Advocacy for Hate Crime Legislation in Georgia, this page has email addresses and brief descriptions of the officeholder’s position, and any “special” instructions.  If time is a factor, writing one letter and copying and pasting all the addressees would be OK.

The Senate Judiciary Committee must vote this legislation out of committee first. So contact all of them that you are able.

Georgia State Senate Judiciary Committee will have to vote on HB 426 to bring it to a vote in the State Senate.  This link will take you to the committee web page, where you can click on the link to get phone, fax and snail mail addresses, as well as email addresses, if you want, to contact in multiple formats: http://www.senate.ga.gov/committees/en-US/Committee.aspx?Committee=80&Session=27


The following links are direct email addresses:

jesse.stone@senate.ga.gov Judiciary Comm. Chairman

bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov Judiciary Comm. Vice Chairman

blake.tillery@senate.ga.gov Judiciary Comm. Secretary

billheath@billheath.net Judiciary Comm. Member

harold.jones@senate.ga.govJudiciary Comm. Member

john.kennedy@senate.ga.gov Judiciary Comm. Member

william.ligon@senate.ga.gov Judiciary Comm. Member

elena.parent@senate.ga.gov Judiciary Comm. Member

michael.rhett@senate.ga.gov Judiciary Comm. Member

brian.strickland@senate.ga.gov Judiciary Comm. Member

In your email, please copy and paste the media addresses in the “CC” line of the email addressees. This will give an accounting to the public (through the media) that action is being requested:


Media Addresses

kriley@ajc.com  Kevin Riley – Editor, Atlanta-Journal Constitution - 404-526-2161,  

bhughes@thebrunswicknews.com Buddy Hughs - Managing Editor, The Brunswick (GA) News

You can copy and paste the following, a quote from our sisters and brothers in Christ, of the African Descent Lutheran Association, taken from Bishop Strickland’s letter, into the body of all of the emails. Add any pertinent information about how this affects you and your family, and, if you are a Georgia resident, be sure and make that known, (and you can use this link to find your Georgia State Representative and your State Senator and copy and paste their emails into the letter as well http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/) :

I am in agreement with The African Descent Lutheran Association, Southeastern chapter (ADLA), which is calling for “immediate action to convene the appropriate oversight of the Department of Justice. We also call for the passage of HB 426 so that Georgians may be protected by a Hate Crime Statute enforceable by state and local law enforcement and upheld in the state and local courts.” 

Governor Kemp’s email system requires filling out a short “fill-in-the-blank” online form, as opposed to traditional email.

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Elected Officials

 Georgia - Governor Brian Kemp

https://gov.georgia.gov/contact-us/constituent-services

Clicking on this link takes you to a “Constituent Services” online form. A recommended “brief” comment can be made, so be direct and to the point. 

https://twitter.com/govkemp

https://www.facebook.com/GovKemp/

 

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr

No email.

Social Media: https://twitter.com/georgia_ag

https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaAttorneyGeneral

 

Mail to: 40 Capitol Square, SW

Atlanta, GA 30334

Or Call: (404) 656-3300

Fax: (404) 657-8733

 

Georgia State House

Speaker of the State House

David Ralston - david.ralston@house.ga.gov

 State House Majority Leader

Jon Burns - jon.burns@house.ga.gov


Georgia State Senate

Lt. Governor: Geoff Duncan

John.Porter@ltgov.ga.gov  - (Email “Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan” through John Porter - Chief of Staff)

Mail to: 240 State Capitol

Atlanta, GA 30334

404-656-5030

404-656-6739 (fax)

website

  

State Senate Majority Leader

mike.dugan@senate.ga.gov - Sen. Mike Dugan

District 30, Republican

236 State Capitol

Atlanta, GA 30334

404-463-2478