Action Alert: Call for a hearing on Hate Crimes!

We’re excited about the possibility of seeing real progress on passing hate crime legislation in Georgia this year, but we need your help now!

Will you take 3 minutes today to make 3 phone calls? Three important Committee Chairs need to hear from you today on why we need a hearing on hate crimes as soon as possible.

Call now:

Chairman Wendell Willard, House Judiciary Committee,404.656.5125email hidden; JavaScript is required

Chairman Rich Golick, House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee, 404.656.5943email hidden; JavaScript is required

Chairman Jesse Stone, Senate Judiciary Committee, 404.463.1314email hidden; JavaScript is required

When you call, you’ll likely speak to an administratie assistant. Politely tell them you’re calling to urge Chairman __(last name)__ to hold a hearing on hate crimes legislation. Here are some additional talking points:

The message: Please support a hearing on hate crime legislation.

  • Georgia is one of just five states in the nation that does not protect its citizens against hate crimes.  The time for Georgia to rectify this is now.
  • Hate crime laws protect all of us. Hate crime laws don’t speak in terms of African American, Jewish or Gay. The bill covers the following categories: race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, mental disability and physical disability.
  • Hate crime laws punish criminal conduct and not speech.  Therefore, a person cannot be convicted of a hate crime without committing an underlying crime such as assault or arson.

Make your calls now!