Friday, February 10, 2006

PROTECT HOPE

THE FOLLOWING LEGISLATIVE ALERT IS FROM THE YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF GEORGIA. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ AND ACT:

ACTION ALERT!! Preserve HOPE, Ask your Representative to Oppose SR 655!
TAKE ACTION!SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP OPPOSE SR 655!!
THE ISSUE:
The Governor has introduced SR 655, the so called HOPE Chest amendment. His claim is that this amendment will protect HOPE, but in fact is nothing more than an election year ploy that actually weakens the HOPE program. To read the full text of the proposed amendment, please go to http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2005_06/fulltext/sr655.htm
Since HOPE always has been and always will be a Democratic program and a Democratic priority, we care very deeply about securing the future of HOPE in Georgia. To this end, the Democrats have introduced a constitutional amendment that will truly take serious measures to secure HOPE for the future. To read the full text of the proposed amendment, please go to http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2005_06/sum/sr801.htm
We expect SR 655 to come to the floor of the House as early as Tuesday of next week for a vote. Please call or email your Representative BEFORE TUESDAY and ask them to vote against SR 655.
ACTION TO TAKE:
Please email or call your State Representative before Tuesday to tell them to oppose SR 655, the HOPE Chest Amendment and that you support SR 801, a constitutional amendment that actually protects the HOPE Scholarship for all Georgians! The email addresses for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives is below. If you would like to find your Representative's phone number, please visit http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2005_06/house/05alpha.htm
If you do not know who your Representative is, please http://www.vote-smart.org/

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