The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

ACTION ALERT EXTENDED! Protect victim access to TANF benefits! Ask legislators to OPPOSE HB 861 and SB 292 regarding drug testing for TANF applicants!

Posted on: 03.01.12

There is still time to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and your Senators to protect victim access to TANF cash assistance!

House Bill 861 is now scheduled for committee hearing at 8 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 5.

Senate Bill 292 will be up for a vote on the Senate floor early during the week of Mar. 5.

Both of these bills would create additional barriers for domestic violence victims who seek to utilize this important short-term assistance as a stepping stone to becoming economically independent from their batterers.  They would require all applicants for TANF cash assistance to pay for and pass drug screens as a condition of receiving benefits for themselves or their children.




Additional information and talking points on these bills


House Judiciary Committee

Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs)  404.656.5125  [email protected]

Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta)  404.656.0152  [email protected]

Stephen Allison (R-Blairsville)  404.656.0188  [email protected]

Rich Golick (R-Smyrna)  404.656.5943  [email protected]

Joe Wilkinson (R-Atlanta)  404.463.8143  [email protected]

Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta)  404.656.0314  [email protected]

Rick Crawford (D-Cedartown)  404.656.0265 [email protected]

Elly Dobbs (D-Atlanta)  404.656.7859  [email protected]

Stacey Evans (D-Smyrna)  404.656.6372 [email protected]

Mark Hatfield (R-Waycross)  404.656.0109 [email protected]

Roger Lane (R-Darien)  404.656.5087  [email protected]

Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta)  404.656.5024  [email protected]

Billy Maddox (R-Zebulon)  404.656.3947  [email protected]

Doug McKillip (R-Athens)  404.656.0177  [email protected]

Randy Nix (R-LaGrange)  404.656.0177  [email protected]

Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)  404.656.0265  [email protected]

Larry O’Neal (R-Bonaire)  404.656.5052  [email protected]

Jay Powell (R-Camilla)  404.656.7856  [email protected]

Pam Stephenson (D-Atlanta)  404.656.0126  [email protected]

Andy Welch (R- McDonough)  404.656.0109  [email protected]

Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold)  404.656.0152  [email protected]


Thank you for taking time to protect victim access to this vital economic safety net!


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