ATLANTA (April 20, 2015) | Over the weekend, 11 of Georgia’s Congressional District Republican Party Conventions passed a resolution urging the Georgia General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 129 as it passed the Senate. These resolutions specifically referenced support for SB 129, which is narrowly drawn to reflect the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act language as it passed into law in 1993.
“Grassroots Republicans sent a loud and clear message to elected leaders Saturday,” said Sen. McKoon. “They want the legislature to give final passage to Senate Bill 129 so Georgians of every faith can have the same protection of their religious liberty interest from state and local government that they already have from the federal government.”
“To honor the promise of the First Amendment, I intend to carry that message back with me next year to the Gold Dome.”
Every district that considered a resolution to support passed it. The Republican Party for each respective district held their district convention on Saturday, April 18, 2015 ahead of the state convention on Friday, May 15, 2015, in Athens, Georgia. In total, Georgia has 14 Congressional Districts.
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For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2015
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