| *We note that it seems the Southern Poverty Law Center and it’s lobbyists here in Georgia have copied much of the Dustin Inman Society’s action alert urging law and order Georgians to call key House leaders to urge passage of HB1083. You can see that noon-ish alert here. Too funny. The SPLC alert from this evening pasted below, but we added a link.
We urgently need your help today to help defeat an anti-immigrant bill moving through the Georgia House of Representatives.
Republicans in the House are working with several known anti-immigrant hate groups monitored by the SPLC, including the notorious Federation for American Immigration Reform, to push forward an anti-sanctuary policy. The legislation – House Bill 1083 – mandates that counties, cities and towns across Georgia must collude with federal immigration enforcement.
Under this reckless and irresponsible scheme, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be able to request that local law enforcement arrest and detain members of our communities solely on the suspicion that they are undocumented. Similar policy in Georgia and other parts of the country has proven ineffective and costly. But the one thing we can be sure of is that H.B. 1083 will allow local law enforcement to detain and lock up immigrants who are vital members of our community.
Will you take a moment now to call key members of the Rules Committee and tell them to kill this dangerous anti-immigrant bill?
Here are their numbers:
Chairman Richard Smith: 404-656-511
And here’s a sample script:
Hello, my name is ________ and I’m a resident of ________, Georgia. I’m calling today to ask that Representative ________ kill House Bill 1083. This bill will harm valued immigrant members and families of our Georgia community. These polices are costly and ineffective and will undoubtably hurt our local economy.
Across the state, a coalition of immigrant rights activists are calling on the Rules Committee to ensure we kill this bill.
Join them now by taking a minute to call Chairman Smith (404-)Vice-Chairman Hatchett (404-) and Speaker Ralston (404-656).
With your help, we can stop this unnecessary and hateful bill in its tracks.