Protect Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

March 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

As you have probably seen on the news we have been working very hard to keep our most vulnerable citizens safe.  At the moment, the law does not adequately cover caregivers who work in people’s homes.  So, if someone is caught stealing or abusing a senior or child for the first time, they are not convicted and their crimes are wiped from any record. The law that protects these criminals is called Georgia’s First Offenders Act.

We at AmeriCare know that this is wrong. Our President, Doug Lueder is the Legislative Chair for the NAIPC in Georgia and has been working diligently with Senator Albers to close this loophole.

Senator Albers has proposed Senate Bill SB207 in order to amend Georgia’s First Offenders Act and we need your help to get it passed!

Please take a moment to contact your local legislators to show your support of this bill!

Here is a sample email that we ask you to copy/paste to send to your local legislator.

Dear XXXX,

I am concerned about the most vulnerable members of our society who need care in their homes.  I want their caregivers to be honest and protective and believe that the loophole created Georgia’s First Offenders Act should be closed.

Please vote for Senator Albers proposed Senate Bill SB207.

Gratefully,

Signature

The following link will provide you with your local legislators based on your home address.

http://votesmart.org/

Thank you so much for you help. Together we are going to make a difference.

Best wishes,

Americare

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