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 – email@example.com
Rep. Mike Jacobs, Vice-Chair – 404.656.0152 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Stephen Allison – 404.656.0188 – email@example.com
Rep. Rich Golick – 404.656.5943 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Joe Wilkinson – 404.463.8143 – email@example.com
Rep. Roger Bruce – 404.656.0314 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Rick Crawford – 404.656.0265 – email@example.com
Rep. Elly Dobbs – 404.656.7859 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Stacey Evans – 404.656.6372 – email@example.com
Rep. Mark Hatfield – 404.656.0109 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Roger Lane – 404.656.5087 – email@example.com
Rep. Edward Lindsey – 404.656.5024 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Billy Maddox – 404.656.3947 – email@example.com
Rep. Doug McKillip – 404.656.0177 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Randy Nix – 404.656.0177 – email@example.com
Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver – 404.656.0265 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Larry O’Neal – 404.656.5052 – email@example.com
Rep. Jay Powell – 404.656.7856 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Pam Stephenson – 404.656.0126 – email@example.com
Rep. Andy Welch – 404.656.0109 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Tom Weldon – 404.656.0152 – email@example.com
Thank you for taking time to protect victim access to this vital economic safety net!