GA Clergy Denounce Passage of Dangerous 'Campus Carry' Bill, Call for Governor Deal to Veto


April 18, 2017



Michelle Nealy,, 202-735-7123

Graham Younger,, 678-739-8584



Faith Leaders Urge Gov. Deal to Veto “Campus Carry” Bill, Keep Students Safe


Atlanta, Ga. — On Thursday, April 20th, a prominent group of Georgia faith leaders will hold a press conference urging Gov. Nathan Deal to veto H.B. 280, also known as “campus carry.” Gov. Deal vetoed similar reckless legislation last year, and interfaith clergy will call on him to show moral leadership once again. These leaders, representing Outcry: Interfaith Voices Against Gun Violence, believe this irresponsible bill would turn our state’s public colleges and universities -- sacred sanctuaries of learning -- into more dangerous and violent spaces.


WHAT: Press Conference


WHEN: Thursday, April 20, at 2 p.m.


WHERE: Chapel, Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303



Rev. William Flippin Jr, Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Rev. Pam Driesell, Trinity Presbyterian Church

Rabbi Neil Sandler, Ahavath Achim Synagogue

Rev. Dr. James Lamkin, Northside Drive Baptist Church