BREAKING: Veto Georgia’s HB 87
Dan Furmansky is the Standing on the Side of Love Campaign Manager.
The message below went out to Standing on the Side of Love supporters on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. You can sign-up for these emails here.
Standing on the Side of Love is deeply concerned about the passage late last week of Arizona-style SB 1070 legislation in Georgia. Please see the note below from our partners at the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) with more information on this terrible turn of events, and how you can take action.
Standing on the Side of Love
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From: Marisa Franco, NDLON
Date: Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:39 AM
Subject: BREAKING: Veto Georgia’s HB 87
Turning the Tide Campaign
April 15, 2011
Georgia just became the next state to follow Arizona’s wrong direction by passing a copycat of SB 1070. Yesterday, the legislature voted to turn Georgia into a “show me your papers” racial profiling state.
The bill tells police to investigate immigration status during routine “stops” and ropes employers into the flawed E-Verify database.
We know from our experience in Arizona that these policies only result in fear and division.
Last week, several national organizations including NDLON notified the governor that passage of such laws may lead to a boycott of his state.
Governor Deal now has 40 days to decide whether to sign or veto the bill.
If you have not signed already, please sign the petition to tell him that Arizona-style laws are the wrong direction for Georgia, veto HB 87.
We will send more news shortly on how to support the people on the ground. Please sign the petition at http://bit.ly/vetohb87 and spread the word.
Marisa Franco, NDLON
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