We Are Georgia Campaign renews it’s call for Mass Mobilization on July 2nd!
Put on your marching shoes, we hit the streets this Saturday. The politicians who passed HB87 are trying to drive us deeper into the shadows and further underground. We will not comply! We are coming out, standing up, and getting loud!
We converge on the Capitol Saturday, July 2 for the largest mass mobilization the South has seen in years. The rally and march start at 10:00. Wear white and be ready for a big, energized crowd.
We march on Saturday because when WE STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK, WE WIN!! This week:
- Six undocumented youths showed us all what it is to be brave. Dulce Guerrero, Jessica Vasquez, Rolando Zenteno, Nataly Ibarra, Felipe Baeza, and Leeidy Solis come out publicly as undocumented inside the Georgia State Capitol, a few feet away from the chambers where legislators voted to pass HB87. Led by the Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance and joined by hundreds, the youths then went toe to toe with police and were arrested, risking deportation. All six have been released.
- A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on key provisions of HB87. Judge Thrash blocked the parts of the law that tried to turn local cops into immigration officers, and that made it a crime to transport, harbor, or induce an undocumented immigrant. This is a huge defeat for Governor Deal and Rep. Matt Ramsey, the bill’s sponsor. They were told in no uncertain terms that HB87 is unconstitutional, but they insisted on passing it anyway. The judge’s ruling makes it clear that Governor Deal and Rep. Ramsey are dead wrong.
- Dozens of supporters from around the country have arrived in Georgia to kick off Human Rights Summer, based at the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. People are being trained in the skills we need to win this fight in the long run.