Action Alert: “Religious Freedom” Is Discriminatory


It’s time to remind our legislators we don’t want “religious freedom” to come to Georgia.

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With the start of a new legislative session in Georgia on January 6, chances are the push for a “Religious Freedom” bill will return.

Call or email:

Rep. Spencer Frye: spencer.frye@house.ga.gov or (404) 656-0265
Rep.-Elect Houston Gaines: contact@houstongaines.com
Rep.-Elect Marcus Wiedower: votemarcuswiedower@gmail.com or (706) 254-3251
Sen. Bill Cowsert: bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov or (706) 543-7700
Sen. Frank Ginn: frank.ginn@senate.ga.gov or (706) 680-4466

Make sure to tell your friends in other districts to call their state legislators, too. Don’t know who your legislators are? Find out here.

Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed such a bill previously, but with a new legislature and a new governor, it’s time to remind our state representatives that we don’t want a religious freedom bill in Georgia. Not only would passing such a bill harm business in our state (as we’ve seen in other states that passed such legislation), but it would also hurt workers who rely on the business a religious freedom bill would drive away. Most important, any bill of this kind would discriminate against our state’s diverse population. Want to learn more about real people who would be hurt by these laws? Georgia Equality has more information.

Personalized calls are more effective than multiple calls reading the same script, so express your personal feelings frankly! Here is an example script that you can build off of or use:

Hello,

My name is [NAME], calling from [CITY]. I’m contacting you today because I’m concerned about the renewed effort to pass a ‘religious freedom’ bill in Georgia. Passing this kind of bill would have a negative impact on Georgia’s economy and reputation, but it’s also just plain wrong and discriminatory. I hope you will voice your opposition to any such bill that gets introduced when the 2019 legislative session begins.

Thank you for the chance to share my concerns.

Feel free to modify the script, depending on whom you’re calling.

Please contact your legislators TODAY.

TELL THEM: We don’t want “Religious Freedom” in Georgia!

Thanks for caring,

Legislative Action Network
Athens for Everyone

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