Take action here to help pass a hate crimes bill in Georgia
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We would like to thank Speaker David Ralston, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and the Georgia General Assembly for passing hate crimes legislation. We would also like to thank all of those who took action to help Georgia take a stand against hate. We encourage you to click below to email your Senator and Representative to thank them for passing hate crimes legislation.Thank your legislator.

Help Georgia Pass a Hate Crimes Law

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What Is A Hate Crimes Law?

A hate crimes law provides enhanced penalties for bias crimes committed against someone simply because of who they are. Hate crimes demand a unique response because they have a unique emotional and psychological impact on both the victim and the victim's community. Hate crimes include acts of anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, or other forms of bigotry. These prejudices cannot be made illegal, but we can improve hate crimes penalties.

Why Is It Important?

45 states and the federal government have already passed similar Hate Crimes Legislation. Hate crimes legislation is now awaiting Governor Kemp's signature to align our laws with the values we hold.

Graphic: map depicting states with and without Hate Crimes Laws. Georgia is one of five states without legislation.

Email Your Elected Leaders

We encourage you to click below to email your Senator and Representative
to thank them for passing hate crimes legislation

Encourage family, friends and neighbors who may also want to take action to follow these same steps.