an IN-PERSON gathering of all youth (6th-12th grade) of the Southeastern Synod,
especially those from Tennessee
If you would like to support the Advocacy for Hate Crime Legislation in Georgia, this page has email addresses and brief descriptions of the officeholder’s position, and any “special” instructions. If time is a factor, writing one letter and copying and pasting all the addressees would be OK.
The Senate Judiciary Committee must vote this legislation out of committee first. So contact all of them that you are able.
Georgia State Senate Judiciary Committee will have to vote on HB 426 to bring it to a vote in the State Senate. This link will take you to the committee web page, where you can click on the link to get phone, fax and snail mail addresses, as well as email addresses, if you want, to contact in multiple formats: http://www.senate.ga.gov/committees/en-US/Committee.aspx?Committee=80&Session=27
The following links are direct email addresses:
email@example.com Judiciary Comm. Chairman
firstname.lastname@example.org Judiciary Comm. Vice Chairman
email@example.com Judiciary Comm. Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org Judiciary Comm. Member
email@example.comJudiciary Comm. Member
firstname.lastname@example.org Judiciary Comm. Member
email@example.com Judiciary Comm. Member
firstname.lastname@example.org Judiciary Comm. Member
email@example.com Judiciary Comm. Member
firstname.lastname@example.org Judiciary Comm. Member
In your email, please copy and paste the media addresses in the “CC” line of the email addressees. This will give an accounting to the public (through the media) that action is being requested:
email@example.com Kevin Riley – Editor, Atlanta-Journal Constitution - 404-526-2161,
firstname.lastname@example.org Buddy Hughs - Managing Editor, The Brunswick (GA) News
You can copy and paste the following, a quote from our sisters and brothers in Christ, of the African Descent Lutheran Association, taken from Bishop Strickland’s letter, into the body of all of the emails. Add any pertinent information about how this affects you and your family, and, if you are a Georgia resident, be sure and make that known, (and you can use this link to find your Georgia State Representative and your State Senator and copy and paste their emails into the letter as well http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/) :
I am in agreement with The African Descent Lutheran Association, Southeastern chapter (ADLA), which is calling for “immediate action to convene the appropriate oversight of the Department of Justice. We also call for the passage of HB 426 so that Georgians may be protected by a Hate Crime Statute enforceable by state and local law enforcement and upheld in the state and local courts.”
Governor Kemp’s email system requires filling out a short “fill-in-the-blank” online form, as opposed to traditional email.
Georgia - Governor Brian Kemp
Clicking on this link takes you to a “Constituent Services” online form. A recommended “brief” comment can be made, so be direct and to the point.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr
Social Media: https://twitter.com/georgia_ag
Mail to: 40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
Or Call: (404) 656-3300
Fax: (404) 657-8733
Georgia State House
Speaker of the State House
David Ralston - email@example.com
State House Majority Leader
Jon Burns - firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia State Senate
Lt. Governor: Geoff Duncan
John.Porter@ltgov.ga.gov - (Email “Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan” through John Porter - Chief of Staff)
Mail to: 240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
State Senate Majority Leader
email@example.com - Sen. Mike Dugan
District 30, Republican
236 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN A HYBRID FORMAT!!!
MORNING SESSION: on your own, in your household, or with your youth group (if you are gathering in-person, physically distanced, of course). Suggested start time is 10:00am EST / 9:00am CST.
AFTERNOON SESSION: we gather via ZOOM at 3:00-4:30pm EST / 2:00-3:30pm CST
CONCERT WITH RACHEL KURTZ: after our afternoon session, Rachel Kurtz will join in our ZOOM call to lead a concert!!!
So cool! So excited!
PLUS, we get to reveal the theme that SESLYO developed for our 2020-2021 youth events for the synod...Accept. Embrace. Spread Grace.
Cost? FREE, since this event is a hybrid event, with part in-person / part-online
Who Can Come? This gathering is for 6th-12th graders from congregations in the WHOLE SOUTHEASTERN SYNOD,
but especially for the Lutherans and friends of TENNESSEE. ALL are welcome.
This year, we are taking registrations on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT through a congregational registration.
To see information from prior years, scroll down...
All TN 2019 took place at Trinity LC, Tullahoma, TN
122 youth and adults met November 10 & 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson, Tennessee for All Tennessee. During the event youth from across Tennessee gathered to learn more about the "GODISNOWHERE" theme by participating in different activities throughout Saturday afternoon. Youth looked at where God was through an interactive Stations of the Cross activity, they also got to ask Pastor Ed Myers and Pastor Katherine Museus any question they wanted to ask, they learned about how we can be God's hands in the midst of disasters through the work of Lutheran Disaster Relief and put together hygiene kits for Lutheran World Relief. To finish out their service that day they moved mulch on to the church's playground. Worship started with a group of youth from Christ Kiswahili Lutheran Mission leading in song and during the confession participants were invited to take a piece of string to represent their confession and tie it on nails that formed "GODISNOWHERE" - a powerful way to see that God comes to us in the midst of our brokenness and as we communed together we saw God come once again in the body and blood of Christ. Special thanks to the volunteers of Trinity Lutheran Church for their hospitality and meals, as well as the ALL Tennessee planning team for their hard work putting it all together.