Separation of Church & State revocation from GA Constitution proposed referendum
Saturday, February 4, 2012 10:29 AM
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State:
Tell the Georgia
House Judiciary Subcommittee: Vote No to Protect Religious Freedom!
by Tuesday, February 7.
Oppose HR 425: Protect Georgia's
Next week, Tuesday, February 7 at 8am, a subcommittee of
the Georgia House Judiciary Committee will be considering HR 425, a bill to
create a ballot measure repealing the Georgia Constitution’s “no-aid” provision.
If enacted, this would allow for direct funding of religious organizations that
provide faith-based social services and allow taxpayer-funded school
38 states, including Georgia, currently have no-aid provisions
as part of their constitutions. These provisions prevent public taxpayer funds
from being sent to sectarian institutions and entities. The amendment would
repeal the existing constitutional provision and abdicate all of the State’s
power to define religious liberty to the federal courts instead.
passed, this amendment would allow private and religious school vouchers in
Georgia. Voucher programs are ineffective, costly, and divert taxpayer dollars
from public schools to religious education, often without accountability
standards in place.
Please take a moment to contact the members of the
committee listed below and strongly urge them to oppose HR 425. Tell them,
“Please oppose HR 425 because true religious liberty and Georgia’s autonomy are
at stake, and private school vouchers have no place in our
Contact your officials! Unsure who your state representative is?
Find out here.
Please note: only members of the Judiciary Subcommittee I are
listed. Is your representative not on the committee? Contact the Chair
Roger B. Lane, Subcommittee