Action Alert: Urge Your Senator to Vote NO on SB 44
SB 44, a bill imposing dangerous and regressive penalties targeting young people, will be voted on by the Georgia State Senate on Monday, February 13.
SB 44 creates mandatory minimum sentences for every offense under Georgia’s Criminal Street Gang statute; a law already applied too broadly. Proponents claim that this bill is necessary to protect young people from gang violence, but we know it will only put more Black and brown youth behind bars. Lawmakers must not return to draconian and outdated sentencing schemes, like mandatory minimums, that are ineffective as deterrents. The state must give communities the resources they need to implement proven methods for preventing and disrupting gang violence.
Please contact your State Senator and urge them to vote NO on SB 44. You can take action here. Send an email, make a phone call, and share on social media to help stop this costly and dangerous bill.