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.
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!