Mission Statement

Jewish tradition teaches to speak up, judge righteously, and champion the poor and the needy (Prov 31:9). Guided by these values and the resolutions of the Union for Reform Judaism, TzedekGeorgia will advocate with the Georgia State government for human rights, equal rights, and justice or tzedek for all... More > >


News


2017 Legislative Agenda

 

HB 10: Prohibit possession and sale of assault weapons (Support)

·         Most popular weapon of terrorists and mass murders

 

House Bill 280: Campus Carry Act (Oppose)

·         Allow firearms on College and University Campuses.

 

 HB 12: Out-of-state wire transfer fee (Oppose)

·         This bill targets immigrants and refugees who send money to their families abroad.

 

HB 65: Addition of eligible conditions to use cannabis oil (Support)

·         Would expand the list of illnesses and conditions eligible for treatment with cannabis oil to include Alzheimer’s disease, autism, HIV/AIDS, intractable pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and Tourette’s syndrome.

 

HR 36: Constitutional amendment on cultivation/distribution of marijuana (Support)

·         Would put a question to voters on the 2018 ballot of whether Georgia should allow growing and distributing of medical marijuana here for medicinal purposes only.

 

HB 230: Anti-discrimination Act (Support)

·         Requiring student scholarship organizations and eligible schools or programs to maintain nondiscriminatory practices in order to qualify to receive scholarship disbursements.

 

SB 119: Fair Housing; discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity (Support)

·         Prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity relating to fair housing, commerce and trade, equal enjoyment opportunity and privileges to public accommodations.

 

SR 105 - Faith Based Amendment (Oppose)

·         Allow religious or faith based organizations to receive public money as permitted or required by the U.S. Constitution as amended. It would erode our state constitution religious freedom protections.



Events


Lobby Day

Georgia State Capitol

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm

Coverdell Legislative Office Building
18 Capitol Sq. SW

Room 415

Atlanta, GA 30334

 

We will teach you how to talk to legislators, explain to you about the issues that we support or oppose and why we care. We will guide you on the best steps to help to pass or stop legislation.

 



 

DIRECTIONS

 

Directions via MARTA (GA State station):

Exit at the Piedmont Avenue exit.  Turn left walk to the Capitol.   Walk past  the Capitol Building. Turn right at the first traffic light. Enter the Coverdell Legislative Office Building across from the Capitol using the far right doors.  The security guard post will require a valid photo I.D. to enter.

 

Parking Directions if you choose to drive:

The entrance to the parking deck is on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, immediately after the pedestrian bridge (Pete Hackney Garage, $5.00 per day). Once parked, take the elevator or stairs to the 5th level of the parking deck which has the entrance to the pedestrian bridge. The pedestrian bridge will take you over Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and into the Butler Parking Deck. In the Butler Parking Deck take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd level. Take the bridge into the Floyd Building. Exit at the Piedmont Avenue exit.  Turn left walk to the Capitol.  Walk past the Capitol Building. Turn right at the first traffic light. Enter the Coverdell Legislative Office Building across from the Capitol using the far right doors. The security guard post will require a valid photo I.D. to enter.