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

Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta)  404.656.0152

Stephen Allison (R-Blairsville)  404.656.0188

Rich Golick (R-Smyrna)  404.656.5943

Joe Wilkinson (R-Atlanta)  404.463.8143

Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta)  404.656.0314

Rick Crawford (D-Cedartown)  404.656.0265

Elly Dobbs (D-Atlanta)  404.656.7859

Stacey Evans (D-Smyrna)  404.656.6372

Mark Hatfield (R-Waycross)  404.656.0109

Roger Lane (R-Darien)  404.656.5087

Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta)  404.656.5024

Billy Maddox (R-Zebulon)  404.656.3947

Doug McKillip (R-Athens)  404.656.0177

Randy Nix (R-LaGrange)  404.656.0177

Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)  404.656.0265

Larry O’Neal (R-Bonaire)  404.656.5052

Jay Powell (R-Camilla)  404.656.7856

Pam Stephenson (D-Atlanta)  404.656.0126

Andy Welch (R- McDonough)  404.656.0109

Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold)  404.656.0152


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


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