Better Georgia

STOP Gov. Nathan Deal’s Anti-Refugee Campaign

Tell Gov. Deal to stop pushing for an illegal blockade of vetted Syrian refugees in Georgia.

“Gov. Nathan Deal: Stop your blockade of vetted Syrian refugees who are trying to escape terrorism and violence in their war-torn nation. Your hateful fear mongering is un-American and an embarrassment to Georgia.”

Read more...
    Not ? Click here.



    Join people who have signed:
    Dec 16 - Bianka I - Macon
    Dec 16 - Summer L - WOODSTOCK
    Aug 14 - Jimmixzsw G
    Jan 27 - Steve H - Crawford
    Jan 05 - Anna F - Bremen
    Jan 05 - Shawna M - Bowman, GA
    Jan 05 - Deedie C - Forsyth, GA
    Jan 05 - Michelle M - Blairsville
    Jan 05 - Winford P - Rome
    Jan 05 - Rena G - Kennesaw
    Jan 05 - Christine S - LaFayette
    Dec 16 - David G - Lawrenceville
    Dec 15 - Nirali N - Dalton
    Dec 15 - Max G - Stone Mountain
    Dec 15 - Martin E - Douglas
    Dec 15 - Matthew M - Atlanta
    Dec 15 - James M - BROOKHAVEN
    Dec 12 - Will T - Fayetteville
    Dec 12 - Stephany S - Braselton
    Dec 12 - Richard H - Decatur
    Dec 12 - Kristi H - Saint Simons Island
    Dec 12 - Esther H - Decatur
    Dec 12 - Wayne K - college park
    Dec 11 - Georgia C - Milner
    Dec 11 - Mark M - Canton
    Dec 11 - Martha A - Columbus
    Dec 11 - Linda G - McDonough
    Dec 11 - Rhiannon E - High Shoals
    Dec 11 - James M - Decatur
    Dec 11 - Jane H - Avondale Estates,
    Dec 11 - Jeanne R - Sandersville
    Dec 11 - Richard B - Atlanta
    Dec 11 - Richard D - Columbus
    Dec 11 - Gloria M - Austell
    Dec 11 - Laurie K - Marietta

    Gov. Nathan Deal is calling for a statewide ban against Syrian refugees, despite the fact that refugees must undergo significant security background checks before entering the U.S. These men, women and children are trying to escape the Syrian civil war, which has killed an estimated 115,000 civilians.

    Deal joins Republican elected officials around the U.S., many of whom are vilifying Muslims and calling for a “Christian-only” policy in accepting refugees. Not only is Gov. Deal’s anti-refugee campaign inhumane, unfounded and un-American -- it’s also illegal under the Refugee Act of 1980.

    The words of Emma Lazarus, which are etched on the Statue of Liberty, do not include exceptions based on religion, race or nationality. We urge Gov. Deal to re-read the credo that defines America’s refugee policy and to stop demonizing an entire group of innocent civilians because of their nationality.

    “Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”