AT&T Georgia supports passage of the Georgia Hate Crimes Bill

A message from the AT&T Georgia Legal team:


June 17, 2020

The Honorable Jesse Stone Chairman – Senate Judiciary Committee
325-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334
The Honorable Geoff Duncan
Lt. Governor of Georgia
206 Washington Street
240 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334




The Honorable David Ralston Speaker of the House
206 Washington Street
332 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

The Honorable Brian Kemp Governor of Georgia
206 Washington Street
203 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

Re: Support for HB 426

Dear Chairman Stone, Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston and Governor Kemp,

For decades, AT&T has been proud to be at the forefront of the fight for equality and social justice. We were one of the first companies to endorse the Civil Rights Act, and we’ve long supported social justice organizations with our donations and our involvement.

Obviously, much more needs to be done to ensure that everyone receives equal treatment under the law and that when injustices occur, the justice system has tools available to deal with them swiftly, fairly, and effectively. That is why we, as Georgians in the AT&T Legal Department, write today to urge Georgia to join 46 other states in enacting hate crimes legislation to help protect all Georgians from being victimized by bigotry, hatred, and unjust discrimination.

We want to live and work in a Georgia that provides equal protection to everyone, regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, mental disability, or physical disability. Every Georgian deserves that protection, all of us have a moral obligation to ensure they receive it, and accordingly, we urge you to enact HB 426.

Respectfully yours,

Thomas B. Alexander (DeKalb County Resident)
Fernanda Berry (Cobb County Resident)
Susan Block (Fulton County Resident)
Roxanne Cartwright Cahn (DeKalb County Resident)
Jason Chang (DeKalb County Resident)
Michael Cross (Fulton County Resident)
Dorian S. Denburg (Fulton County Resident)
E. Earl Edenfield Jr. (Fulton County Resident)
Lisa Spooner Foshee (Fulton County Resident)
Devin H Gordon (Cobb County Resident)
Parkey Jordan Haggman (Fulton County Resident)
Michelle Hylton (Fulton County Resident)
Jasmine Johnson (Cobb County Resident)
Ilunga L. Kalala (Fulton County Resident)
Lisa Kumin (Fulton County Resident)
Pamela K. Lina (Fulton County Resident)
James McGee (DeKalb County Resident)
Rick D. McMurtry (Fulton County Resident)
Toni Friess Millner (Fulton County Resident)
Carl Nickens (Forsyth County Resident)
Mila A. Ostin (DeKalb County Resident)
Thomas M. Payne III (Cobb County Resident)
Segeda T. Ranjeet (Gwinnett County Resident)
Erinn K. Robinson (Cobb County Resident)
Suzanne Satterfield (DeKalb County Resident)
Ashley P. Smith (Fulton County Resident)
Jason Thelen (Cobb County Resident)
Michael Turbes (Fulton County Resident)
Kerry K. Vatzakas (Fulton County Resident)
Melissa W. Weaver (Cobb County Resident)
Elizabeth Wheeler (DeKalb County Resident)
Regine Zuber (Fulton County Resident)
Ronald Barabas (Fulton County Resident)
Michael Bishop (Fulton County Resident)
John Stewart Bohan (Fulton County Resident)
Tom Calender (DeKalb County Resident)
Kerri Clark (Fulton County Resident)
Veronica Young Davis (Cobb County Resident)
Zahira Díaz-Vázquez (Fulton County Resident)
David Eppsteiner (Cobb County Resident)
Jim Glenister (DeKalb County Resident)
James Grant (DeKalb County Resident)
Harris B. Hoffberg (Fulton County Resident)
Jeanene L. Jobst (Cobb County Resident)
Pilar Keagy Johnson (Fulton County Resident)
Mark Keffer (Fulton County Resident)
Christina Lee (Fulton County Resident)
Kelly MacLanahan (Fulton County Resident)
Astrid McGeeney (Fulton County Resident)
Merriam Mikhail (Fulton County Resident)
Thomas Mumford (DeKalb County Resident)
Dana Nolan (DeKalb County Resident)
Amy Panessa (Fulton County Resident)
Adriana Perez (DeKalb County Resident)
John Robert Renaud (DeKalb County Resident)
Kelly M. Romich (Cobb County Resident)
Drew Shenkman (Fulton County Resident)
Sheldon W. Snipe (Cobb County Resident)
James R. Thompson (DeKalb County Resident)
Patrick W. Turner (Fulton County Resident)
David C. Vigilante (DeKalb County Resident)
Thurston H. Webb (DeKalb County Resident)
Jacquelyn Willey (Cobb County Resident)
Faye Rodman Barbour (Cobb County Resident)
Kelly Black-Holmes (Fulton County Resident)
Steven T. Breaux (DeKalb County Resident)
Matthew Cash (Cobb County Resident)
Sarah Colley (DeKalb County Resident)
Ambreen Delawalla (DeKalb County Resident)
Isaac Dolgovskij (Fulton County Resident)
Lauren Estrin (DeKalb County Resident)
Tina Galbraith Gooch (Fulton County Resident)
Thomas J. Green (DeKalb County Resident)
Melissa Howard (Fulton County Resident)
Frederick W. Johnson (DeKalb County Resident)
Matthew Justus (Fulton County Resident)
Stephen Kiehl (Fulton County Resident)
Leon H. Lee, Jr. (Fulton County Resident)
A. Patricia Marcucci (DeKalb County Resident)
Mark McIntosh (Gwinnett County Resident)
Scott Miller (Fulton County Resident)
Charles M. Nalbone (Fulton County Resident)
Suzy Wynn Ockleberry (Fulton County Resident)
Sarah H. Parker (DeKalb County Resident)
Kristin A. Potchynok (DeKalb County Resident)
Rhona E.F. Reynolds (Cobb County Resident)
Shahar Sapir (DeKalb County Resident)
Bryan Skeen (DeKalb County Resident)
Geoffrey Sutcliffe (Cobb County Resident)
Marion Tilson (Fulton County Resident)
John T. Tyler (Fulton County Resident)
Lesley Wainwright (Fulton County Resident)
Paul L. Weisbecker (DeKalb County Resident)
Lynne A. Wurzburg (DeKalb County Resident)

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