Contact your Georgia House legislator directly
It can feel daunting to contact a legislator, but it’s the most effective avenue for getting a hearing on HB702. Always remember that your legislators work for you and are there to represent your interests.
When contacting your legislator, the most important item to focus on is to state your support for House Bill 702 and ask them to urge Speaker David Ralston and Chairman Chuck Efstration to hold a hearing as soon as possible on the bill in the Georgia House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee.
Not all methods of contacting legislators are equal. In order of preference, please consider reaching out:
- In person by making an appointment or visiting at the State Capitol or their local office
- By phone
- By handwritten letter
- By email
You can augment your contact or call/letter with some information about why you support HB702 and feel that the death penalty should be repealed in Georgia:
Conduct a petition drive at your church
A petition drive is an effective method to mobilize large groups of parishioners to take action right after Mass. The goal is to educate parishioners and then provide an immediate and tangible action step with real-world application. The signatures gathered are shared with the Archdiocese and then presented to legislators along with those gathered from other parishes.
Once you receive permission from your pastor, we have everything you need to organize your drive!
Start with the Parish Action Kit below and please reach out to us with any questions.