Protect victim access to TANF! Please contact your legislators TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 861 and Senate Bill 292, which require applicants for TANF cash assistance to pay for and pass drug screens before receiving benefits for themselves or their children.
There is no question that economic security is closely linked to safety for victims of domestic violence and their children. Without access to money and resources, many victims find themselves forced to stay with or return to their batterers, thereby increasing their risk of further abuse and homicide.
For so many victims and their children, TANF cash assistance has served as an important stepping stone toward economic security for themselves and their children. Unfortunately, House Bill 861 and Senate Bill 292 would decrease access to this important resource, creating yet another barrier to victims seeking to become economically independent from their batterers. We need your help in letting legislators know how these bills will impact victims of domestic violence and their children!
Additional information to pass along to legislators, if time permits
House Judiciary Committee members
Rep. Wendell Willard, Chair – 404.656.5125 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Mike Jacobs, Vice-Chair – 404.656.0152 – email@example.com
Rep. Stephen Allison – 404.656.0188 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Rich Golick – 404.656.5943 – email@example.com
Rep. Joe Wilkinson – 404.463.8143 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Roger Bruce – 404.656.0314 – email@example.com
Rep. Rick Crawford – 404.656.0265 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Elly Dobbs – 404.656.7859 – email@example.com
Rep. Stacey Evans – 404.656.6372 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Mark Hatfield – 404.656.0109 – email@example.com
Rep. Roger Lane – 404.656.5087 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Edward Lindsey – 404.656.5024 – email@example.com
Rep. Billy Maddox – 404.656.3947 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Doug McKillip – 404.656.0177 – email@example.com
Rep. Randy Nix – 404.656.0177 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver – 404.656.0265 – email@example.com
Rep. Larry O’Neal – 404.656.5052 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Jay Powell – 404.656.7856 – email@example.com
Rep. Pam Stephenson – 404.656.0126 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Andy Welch – 404.656.0109 – email@example.com
Rep. Tom Weldon – 404.656.0152 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking time to protect victim access to this vital economic safety net!