Last week, the Georgia House voted for the transportation tax increase.
But Speaker Ralston and the House Judiciary Committee have refused to take any action to support religious liberty in Georgia. These guys are Republicans and they voted for a tax increase, but will not vote to protect your freedom of conscience.
The Georgia Senate overwhelmingly passed S.B. 129, the religious liberty legislation, and did so without amendments. The Georgia House now has the legislation. It is time for the House to act.
I’m afraid we need to start working phones again. Here are the steps you need to take.
- Call Speaker Ralston at (404) 656-5020 and ask him to bring S.B. 129 for a vote without amendments.
- Call the Republican Leader of the House, Rep. Larry O’Neal, at (404) 656-5052. Tell him that if Republicans are willing to pass the transportation tax increase, they should be willing to bring S.B. 129 up for a vote without amendments.
- Go here to find your state representative. Call your state representative and ask him or her to request the Speaker bring S.B. 129 for a vote without amendments.
You need to do all three. It is vitally important.
Then, this Friday, I will send you an email if you’re on the email list. You need to print out copies to distribute in your church on Sunday. You need to generate as many phone calls as possible to both the Speaker and to the individual representatives. The message needs to be the same: bring S.B. 129 for a vote without amendments.
Here’s the last thing: the opposing side has organized a movement to not just harass businesses to come out against religious liberty protections, but also harass members of the legislature.
If you are not willing to pick up the phone, we will lose. Our religious liberty protections in Georgia will start being eroded by left-wing activists inside and outside the judiciary.
The worst part is that it will have been because Republicans in the Georgia legislature were willing to raise taxes, but not protect your faith and conscience.
Start calling now. Insist they tell the Speaker to bring S.B. 129 to the floor immediately without amendments. Your right to worship and practice your beliefs is on the line. And yes, it can happen here in Georgia.