The Georgia Legislative Session, known for its notoriously short calendar, has halted movement on important legislation impacting the overall health and well-being of Georgians across the state. On March 13, members of the Georgia General Assembly decided to indefinitely suspend the Georgia state legislative session. While we applaud the members for their decision to suspend all legislative activities as an effort to safeguard their health and that of the public, we are concerned about the politicization of a public health emergency to serve the interests of a select few. We want to ensure that bills that harm our community do not get passed while we are barred from being at the capitol. We have created a create tool for you to easily contact your reps regarding these bills. Check HERE, to send message to your senators and representatives.
These are the bills we want to tell the Georgia senators and representatives about:
Support HB 719. This bill will update Georgia's scientifically outdated HIV criminalization laws and attempt to ensure that only those who intend to transmit HIV will be prosecuted. SisterLove has been pushing for this bill all session and we are happy it has passed the house and moved onto the Senate assignment committee. We want to protect all those who have HIV and to ensure they are criminalized for their statue.
Oppose SB 463. This bill would increase confusion about polling places, and create even longer lines and waiting times to vote. We should be doing everything we can to increase voter participation, not making it harder. Action: Call your House representative and tell them to “Vote NO on HB 463.”
Oppose HB 994. This bill would allow children suspected of gang activity to be tried as adults. Action: Call your House representative and tell them to “Vote NO on HB 994.”
Remember to Click HERE to send a message to your legislators!