Until now, senators ignored your signed petitions, even running from television cameras to hide behind office equipment.
But that ended Friday when Sen. Horacena Tate offered an amendment to move $150,000 from the Georgia Public Broadcasting budget to the education budget.
13 senators chose to support education over Chip Rogers and Gov. Deal’s political appointment. (See those senators).
But 35 senators voted to keep Chip Rogers’ $150,000 taxpayer-funded salary in the state budget. (See those senators).
Remember, these are the same senators who decided in November that Chip Rogers wasn’t fit to serve as their Majority Leader.
Sen. Jack Hill, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, didn’t even want to talk about Friday’s vote.
“I don’t know if you are trying to send a message or not, but this is not a message to send today,” Sen. Hill told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Not the message to send?
Education is more important than Gov. Deal’s cronyism. Seems like a message every Georgia lawmaker should learn.
Let’s find out if Sen. Hill is ready to listen today.
Send an email to Sen. Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call him at his office: (404) 656-5038.
But don’t stop there. Find your senator at the links below and send them an email thanking them for their support of education or telling them to stop standing up for their buddy Chip Rogers.
Click to see the 35 senators who voted to support Chip Rogers.
Click to see the 13 senators who voted for education over Chip Rogers.
It’s time to turn up the heat on our lawmakers as they make the final decisions on the Georgia Public Broadcasting budget.
The budget has not been approved and could be changed any day the General Assembly is in session.
Sign the petition to Fire Chip Rogers.