HB 426 Hate Crimes legislation: Georgia is one of only five states without a hate crimes law. The events of recent weeks highlight the danger of allowing violence motivated by hate to go unpunished. Presbyterians for a Better Georgia encourages you to support passage of the Hate Crimes legislation this session by contacting state leadership and your State senator.
Every call from a constituent makes a difference.
Background: HB 426 was introduced by former prosecutor and Republican legislator from Dacula, Rep. Chuck Efstration. It passed the Georgia House in 2019 with a bipartisan vote. However, there has been no action in the State Senate Judiciary Committee in 2020. The legislature is to resume its suspended session on June 11. If you support this legislation this is the time to reach out.
Call or email today these legislators and state leaders:
Gov. Brian Kemp (404) 656-1776 or gov.georgia.gov/contact-us/constituent-services ; Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (404) 656-5030 or ltgov.georgia.gov/constituent-services; Judiciary Chair Sen. Jesse Stone (404) 463-1314 or email email@example.com. Your State Senator: Find your State Senator here and how to contact them: www.openstates.org