Robert Patillo to Introduce Sample Legislation to Repeal "Stand Your Ground Laws" in Georgia

Democratic Candidate for Georgia State Representative (D-53) to introduce Legislation to protect Georgia’s Citizens in wake of Trayvon Martin tragedy.

Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2012 --( Democratic Candidate for Georgia State Representatives, Attorney Robert Patillo, announced his support for efforts House Democratic to repeal Georgia’s “Stand Your Ground Laws” and his introduction of sample legislation for consideration in the 2012 Georgia Legislative session. Patillo stated:

“Our campaign was the first in the State to call for the Repeal, Reform or Replacement of Georgia’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws on March 20th. Since we released this call to action thousands have responded in support of this movement for justice and fairness in Georgia. Pursuant to our call for repeal, today it was announced that our current House Democratic Caucus member have stated their intentions to introduce such legislation before the end of the 2012 legislative session. This shows the power of activism and the importance of bold leadership in Georgia. If we had not made this call for Repeal this issue would not have entered the public conversation in this state. It is truly an honor to have the support of the sponsors of this bill in this cause to reform Georgia’s laws.

“Concurrent with the release of this legislation by members of the House Democratic Caucus we have released our own sample legislation that we believe not only reflects the well-established common law rules regarding self-defense, but also provides protections for individuals to prevent ‘trigger-happy’ vigilante justice.”

Patillo introduced this legislation to State Legislators Tuesday morning, March 27th 2012. A rally in support of this legislation will be held at the State Capitol on Friday March 30th, 2012 at 12:00pm. Speakers for this event shall be announced throughout the week. For more information please contact Patillo for Georgia, Inc at 404-590-5294 or email

Robert Patillo is a candidate for Georgia State Representative for House District 53. Patillo is a graduate of Clark-Atlanta University and Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he served as President of the Black Law Students Association. Previously, Patillo served as a Senior Field Manager for Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. in fundraising for the Democratic National Committee in 2004, lead workers’ rights campaigns during the Student Labor Week of Action in 2005 and assisted Rainbow/PUSH in the 2005 initiative to re-authorize the Voters Rights Act in addition to working on issues of corporate diversity and minority representation in Fortune 500 companies. He recently served as the Statewide Field Director for Ken Hodges Campaign for Attorney General and currently works as a practicing attorney in Atlanta at The Patillo Law Group, LLC.
Patillo For Georgia
Stacy A. Shaw
(404) 590-5294