House bill 72, the English-only Driver’s license bill, will be up for a vote before the full House of Representatives later today; please call Speaker of the House David Ralston: (404) 656-5020, as well as your representative in the Georgia House, and ask them to vote NO on this measure. (To find out who represents you in the GA House, visit: www.votesmart.org)
Feel free to refer to the attached ACLU of Georgia fact sheet on the bill as you make those calls.
By violating federal law, HB 72 would subject Georgia to withdrawal of federal funds; crucially, federal funds for the GA DOT amount to the greatest share of its annual budget, that is, more than $1,200,000,000 per year in fiscal years 2009 and 2010.
Azadeh N. Shahshahani
National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project Director
American Civil L iberties Union of Georgia
1900 The Exchange SE, Suite 425
Atlanta, GA 30339