Received this e-mail today from Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign:
Ahmaud Arbery’s murder is part of a system of oppression that extends beyond Georgia. The public outrage it has triggered it is not confined to our state lines.
The injustice made known to the public last week has stoked a national outrage and a call to action — as one of only four states without a hate crime law in place, Georgia must pass such legislation into law immediately as a justice tribute to Ahmaud Arbery and any future victims of such atrocities.
Please join me in calling for the Georgia Legislature to pass hate crime legislation with H.B. 426 for Governor Brian Kemp to sign into law. Once you have added your name, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the Georgia NAACP which is fighting for justice on behalf of Ahmaud Arbery’s family.
The culture of vigilantism that contributed to Ahmaud Arbery’s murder — a culture made legal by so-called “stand your ground” laws and encouraged by too many conservative politicians and personalities, as well as gun lobbyists and manufacturers — must end.
Thank you for joining me.