POSTPONED: Immigrant Rights Thursdays

3/19/2020 8:00 AM

POSTPONED: Immigrant Rights Thursdays


Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta and partners will be at the Capitol to protect and defend the rights of Asian Americans and immigrant communities. We invite you to stay engaged during this Legislative Session by following along on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and signing up for our Action Alerts for legislative updates and actions.

Join us every Thursday starting February 6th to March 26, 2020 for Immigrant Rights Thursdays. We will be providing training, updates, and you will have a chance to engage your legislators on the week’s most pressing issues.

Every Thursday During Legislative Session starting February 6th
8 am-11 am at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. 
*Sign up to our Action Alert to receive updates and details

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2/10/20 letter: 

Dear Community, 

With 12 days completed this session, Advancing Justice - Atlanta staff are hard at work to protect, defend, and advance your rights under the Gold Dome.

In addition to anti-immigrant legislation from last session, there are new bills Advancing Justice is keeping a close eye on. 

We are monitoring :

  • HB 784, which allows school boards to create and/or change school safety plans without the input of community members, teachers, or students. 

  • HB 883, which creates a Georgia Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force.

  • HB 896, which allows non-citizen students who are legal residents to be classified for in state tuition. 

  • HB 915, an anti-sanctuary bill which forces law enforcement to comply with federal immigration detainers and assist in enforcing federal immigration law. 

The Governor, in a press conference on January 30, announced an effort to crack down on gangs in Georgia. We are closely watching and waiting for this bill or bills to drop. We know that this unnecessary and will make an unjust system even worse. As AJC reports, "For defendants convicted of multiple crimes in a gang case, the bill would let judges sentence them to an additional five to 15 years in prison for each count, instead of five to 15 years for the whole case. That could easily leave more convicted gang members facing the rest of their lives behind bars." 

Immigrant Rights Thursdays (IRT)

We kicked off our first IRT this past Thursday in partnership with Georgia Shift! Our next IRT will be February 13 from 9am to 11am in CLOB 514 with Please click here for future dates and to RSVP. POSTPONED

9th Annual Legislative Breakfast and Advocacy Day 

Asian American Advocacy Day will be Monday, February 24 from 7:30am to 1:00pm in the Floyd Building. Purchase your tickets here:

Take Action

HB 784 is dangerous for our communities because it does not create limitations on decisions school boards can make about safety measures and creates a pathway to exclude our voices and police our communities. Contact your representatives and tell them to vote no, today!
Find Your Representative
Swathi Shanmugasundaram 
Policy Manager 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
5680 Oakbrook Parkway, Suite 148
Norcross, GA 30093

T  404.585.8446   Fax 404-890-5690

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