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Separation of Church & State revocation from GA Constitution proposed referendum

From: Jeffrey S.
Sent on: Saturday, February 4, 2012 10:29 AM
From Americans United for the Separation of Church and State:

Tell the Georgia House Judiciary Subcommittee: Vote No to Protect Religious Freedom!

Act by Tuesday, February 7.
Oppose HR 425: Protect Georgia's Constitution!

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 vouchers.

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.

If 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 state.”

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 instead!

Roger B. Lane, Subcommittee Chair
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Stephen Allison
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Rick Crawford
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Mark Hatfield
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Billy Maddox
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Doug McKillip
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Randy Nix
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Mary Margaret Oliver
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Pam Stephenson
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