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Alert! Georgia House to vote on casinos but silent on religious freedom

By February 28, 2016Georgia
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The expansion of state-sponsored predatory gambling could be heading to Georgia if we do not act immediately. It appears that Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) is more concerned about bringing casinos to Georgia than protecting religious freedom.  The Speaker has given the green light to allow two predatory gambling bills to be voted on by the House on Monday, February 29, 2016, while stalling to pass any religious freedom legislation that offers broad-based religious protections for all Georgians.

CWA of Georgia has been working aggressively on your behalf to stop the expansion of gambling in Georgia. I testified before a House study committee on gambling this past November and before the House Regulated Industries Committee this past Thursday, February 25, 2016.  We spent many hours at the State Capitol this week lobbying against the bills. 

Would you be willing to make one phone call this weekend?  Your state representative needs to hear from you!

Take Action
Calls needed by noon Monday, February 29

Please call your state representative and urge him or her to OPPOSE HR 807 and HB 677. Click here to find your legislator. Do not hesitate to call your representative’s district number, if listed.

HR 807 is the proposed constitutional amendment to expand gambling in Georgia, which requires a 2/3 vote in the House to pass. If passed by both the House and Senate, the casino amendment will be put before the voters on the November 2016 statewide ballot. 

HB 677 is the enabling legislation, which will specify how casinos will be operated and regulated.

Pray that the hearts of the representatives be softened toward righteousness and that they seek God’s wisdom and guidance on the issues that greatly impact Georgians.