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ACTION ALERTS


We are stronger when we show up together.

Visit this page for upcoming opportunities to mobilize. 

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ACTION ALERTS


We are stronger when we show up together.

Visit this page for upcoming opportunities to mobilize. 


ACTION ALERT: OPPOSE TRUMP'S BUDGET

The issue: Donald Trump released his budget proposal earlier this week, and it is shockingly cruel. 

His suggestions include cuts to critical programs for low-income families and students, and cuts assistance for Georgia's rural farmers, legal aid, as well as scientific and artistic endeavors. This budget would have a devastating impact on Georgians' path to economic security and opportunity.

Here are just some of the effects this proposal could have:

Weakening educational opportunity: The proposal cuts $3.7 billion in grants for after-school and summer school programs, teacher trainings, and aid programs for first-generation and low-income students. It also reduces work-study financial aid for college students. Georgia families and students rely on these programs to get the education they deserve. 

Gutting hunger assistance for low-income families: The budget proposal cuts significant funding for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition assistance, which provides single parents or guardians of children five and under with financial resources for food. It also axes Community Services Block Grants, which are expressly given to states to help alleviate poverty and address the needs of the homeless, low income families, and the elderly. They fund crucial programs like Meals on Wheels. Georgia received over $4.7 million of these funds in the first quarter of 2017 alone. And it guts the Georgia Energy Assistance Program, which helps some of Georgian’s poorest families pay for their home energy bills.

Endangering our health and scientific advancement: The proposal severely cuts climate-change and ocean research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. $900 million would be cut from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The plan makes enormous cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health, and ends the agency's Prevention and Public Health Fund, putting healthcare research and disease prevention efforts in jeopardy. These cuts could also harm the Georgia based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

You can see more about Trump’s proposal here and its effects on Georgia here

But the budget isn’t final yet. Congress must still craft actual legislation and move it through the legislative process. We need to be calling Congress to demand they keep crucial programs fully funded.

Find the contact information for Georgia representatives and senators here


ACT NOW: ENSURE THE SAFETY OF GEORGIA STUDENTS

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THE ISSUE: Georgia House Republicans have passed two bills that would endanger Georgia students. The first is HB 280, this year’s version of last year’s “campus carry” bill. The bill would allow guns on our campuses, threatening the safety of every Georgia student.

HB 51, now SB 71, would have eroded safeguards and protections for victims of sexual assault on college campuses, and may lead to fewer survivors coming forward. Thanks to the hard work of survivors and community activists, this will was defeated.

The Governor may soon decide whether to sign or veto HB 280. Call and ask him to veto this bill: 404-656-1776.


RESOURCES FOR IMMIGRANTS

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS:

Asian American Advancing Justice - Atlanta has translated the ILRC's Know Your Right Red Cards in different Asian languages: Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Gujurati, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Urdu and Vietnamese. These cards provide important information about your rights if an Immigration and Custom Enforcement officer comes to your door.

One side of the card lists your constitutional rights in an Asian language so that you are able to understand your rights. The other side tells the ICE officer, in English, that you are exercising your rights to not open the door, to not speak, and to not let the officer enter, unless s/he has a valid warrant.

And if you have any questions regarding your rights, contact AAAJ at 404-585-8446.

The cards are also available in a business card size at Advancing Justice-Atlanta. Contact them at 404-585-8446 or email them at info@advancingjustice-atlanta.org for additional information. For Know Your Rights informational sheets and other immigration related issues, please visit advancingjustice-atlanta.org. Visit their Facebook page to SHARE the information on social media.

Click on card to open entire file.


ATTORNEYS: The Georgia ACLU needs assistance. Email INFO@ACLU.ORG to volunteer your time and expertise or to ask any questions.

FROM ADVANCING JUSTICE ATLANTA: Lawyers are needed to assist immigrant communities. If you are a lawyer of any kind, please sign up to be on-call. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/NjkrtRXZ2WQU3NHx2


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AGITATE


Whether you voted for them or not, elected officials work for you.

Your representatives and senators in the General Assembly or in Congress can’t respond to your concerns if you do not tell them what you need.

But how you speak up is critical.

AGITATE


Whether you voted for them or not, elected officials work for you.

Your representatives and senators in the General Assembly or in Congress can’t respond to your concerns if you do not tell them what you need.

But how you speak up is critical.

Show Up.

The most effective way to reach elected officials is to meet them face to face.  Attend town hall meetings, committee meetings or hearings. Make sure you are on your elected official’s email and mailing list so you know what’s going on – and then be there.

Speak Up. 

If you can’t get there in person, they still need to hear your voice – literally. Throw out your form emails and pick up the phone.  

make your message personal and you will make a difference. 

 


How to Contact Your Leaders

Our U.S. Senators from Georgia are Sen. Johnny Isakson and Sen. David Perdue. Reach out to them to share your opposition to Trump’s agenda and his extremist Cabinet nominees or Supreme Court nominees here:

Senator David Perdue

191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3250

Atlanta, GA 30303

Washington - (202) 224-3521

Atlanta - (404) 865-0087

Senator Johnny Isakson

One Overton Park,

3625 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 970

Atlanta, GA 30339

Washington - (202) 224-3643

Atlanta - (770) 661-0999


Find your U.S. House member here and call them when you have a concern about Trump’s dangerous agenda. Every member of Congress has a district office, so you don’t have to go to Washington to be heard.

To find your state representative and state senator, click here. Find their contact information here. Reach out to your state representative or state senator about key state and local issues. Follow the legislative calendar here, and to know when we will have hearings on issues that matter to you click here

Reach out to Governor Nathan Deal in person or by phone to let him know how you think Georgia should act to protect its residents.

Office of the Governor
206 Washington Street
111 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

404-656-1776