Legislation Made Simple
Legislation Made Simple is a new local show that sheds light on political issues, primarily legislation in the Georgia General Assembly, to help you:
- Understand legislation in light of the teachings of the Church
- Learn ways to get involved
- Get to know your state representatives and senators
- Discover how you can affect policy
Join co-hosts Patty Decraene and Jane Robbins as they help you become more aware of how the legislature operates and what is happening under the Gold Dome. New shows air when the Georgia General Assembly is in session.
Examples of possible topics include:
- life issues (protecting unborn babies)
- sex education in schools
- legalized drugs and gambling
Discover how critical state decisions are to restoring and protecting a culture that enables families to flourish and the Kingdom of God to advance.
Helpful Links to Stay Informed and Be More Involved
- Georgia Catholic Conference: The Georgia Catholic Conference witnesses to spiritual values in public affairs. Under the direction of the Catholic bishops of Georgia, the Conference promotes public policy positions related to Georgia governmental programs, legislation, and policies which affect the common good and interest of the Catholic Church.
- Georgia General Assembly: Find out contact information for representatives/senators, check committee schedules and agendas, track bills by bill number, watch livestreamed committee hearings, etc.
- Resource to identify elected officials: Type in your address to find out what legislative district you’re in and who represents you.
Trusted organizations that monitor events at the Capitol:
- Archdiocese of Atlanta Respect Life Ministry – Can sign up for newsletter.
- Citizen Impact – network of independent Baptist churches. Can sign up for action alerts.
- Faith & Freedom Coalition – conservative advocacy. Can sign up for action alerts.
- Frontline Policy Alliance – conservative advocacy. Can sign up for action alerts.
- Georgia Baptist Mission Board Public Affairs Ministry – network of Baptist churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Can sign up for action alerts.
- Georgia Life Alliance – pro-life advocacy organization. Can sign up for action alerts.
Meet the Co-Hosts
Patty is an activist who campaigns for candidates she believes in, participates in marches in Washington, D.C., writes and calls congressmen, and prays and petitions for life. Throughout her years in Atlanta, she has held leadership positions in several organizations including Families in Action at her children’s high school and president of the Christ Child Society of Atlanta. As a parishioner at St. Jude the Apostle in Sandy Springs, Georgia, she has been active in various ministries including serving as spiritual director for a Christ Renews His Parish team and co-leader of the Walking With Moms in Need program. Patty has practiced physical therapy for over 40 years. Married for 38 years, she has three grown children and four grandchildren. She has always considered raising her children and helping with her grandchildren as being the most important and most fulfilling job she has ever had!
Jane is an attorney who worked for nine years for American Principles Project (APP), a conservative advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. She focused on education issues (especially parental rights and student data privacy), as well as protection of religious freedom. As part of APP, she worked with other pro-family advocates at the Georgia State Capitol and testified before Congress and the legislatures of 12 states. She also co-authored the book Deconstructing the Administrative State: The Fight for Liberty (2017). Since her retirement she has focused on issues related to sexualization of children in schools and the culture in general. She lectures about Critical Race Theory and other threats to genuine education and works to help parents recognize the problems and protect their children. Jane is a graduate of Clemson University and the Harvard Law School. She has two grown sons and one granddaughter and is a member of St. John Neumann parish in Lilburn, Georgia.