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 HB 485. 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 485 and ask them to urge Speaker David Ralston and Chairman James Burchett 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contact or call/letter with some information about why you support HB 485 and feel that the death penalty should be repealed in Georgia:
Sign our petition and conduct a parish virtual petition drive
A petition drive is an effective method to mobilize large groups of parishioners to take virtual action. The goal is to educate parishioners and then provide an immediate and tangible action step with real-world application. The electronic 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!
The Parish Action Kit will take you to a resource page with communication and social media pieces ready to go. Please reach out to us with any questions.