ALERT! Voter Suppression Bills: HB531 and SB241

Call and Write Today! From our friends at Fair Fight Action: Georgia now has TWO of the worst voter suppression bills in the nation moving quickly through our legislature: SB 241 and HB 531. These proposals are assaults on democracy, founded on baseless and racist far-right conspiracy theories. These bills constitute one of the worst … Continue reading ALERT! Voter Suppression Bills: HB531 and SB241

Anti-voting Bills Are Expensive – Estimates of At Least $57 Million

Over the last year of voting in a pandemic, counties were hard-pressed to find the money required to provide access to voting that could safely accommodate their communities. Many were able to take advantage of grant money but some simply toughed it out. However, the bills currently being discussed in the Georgia General Assembly will … Continue reading Anti-voting Bills Are Expensive – Estimates of At Least $57 Million

Environmental Bills in State Legislature This Week – Call to Action

Toxic Coal Ash and Water Protection HB 176Making sure that the toxins in coal ash stay out of Georgia's water has been a top priority for several years. Last year Georgia Water Coalition successfully advocated for the passage of and the governor signed legislation that will discourage out of state coal ash from filling up … Continue reading Environmental Bills in State Legislature This Week – Call to Action

Restrictions on Voting Flying Through the Georgia Senate and House – Write and Call

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. But at every turn, Republicans have voted for bills and advocated for policies that make it harder to register to vote, to cast a ballot, and to have that ballot counted. Georgia Republicans have introduced dozens of anti-voting bills in the legislature this session to roll back access … Continue reading Restrictions on Voting Flying Through the Georgia Senate and House – Write and Call

Voting Rights, Unfunded Mandates for Counties

Restrictions on Age of Approved Absentee Voters, Submit Copy of ID With Absentee Ballot Application, Costs to Counties, and Removing Local ControlWe are asking for you to set some time aside today to walk through these actions on bills that are designed to restrict our voting rights in Georgia. The Republican led state senate ethics … Continue reading Voting Rights, Unfunded Mandates for Counties

Medicaid Expansion Update, Citizen’s Arrest Repeal, Clean Energy, and School Vouchers

Update on Medicaid Expansion in Georgia Last year the Center for Medicaid Services approved a work requirement stipulation to an already narrow expansion of Medicaid in Georgia. The Biden administration has pulled back that approval to pending. This is good news for Georgia consumers and Georgia taxpayers. Work requirements are a substantial and sometimes impossible … Continue reading Medicaid Expansion Update, Citizen’s Arrest Repeal, Clean Energy, and School Vouchers

HB112 – End Corporate Immunity, Committee Hearings (Education, Voting Integrity, Ethics)

HB112 - End Corporate Immunity Corporate Immunity is already a reality in Georgia, and it is up for renewal in 2021. The original bill is set to expire in July of 2021, but House Bill 112 extends this reckless legislation until August 2022. We have a chance to let the bill end this year. Can … Continue reading HB112 – End Corporate Immunity, Committee Hearings (Education, Voting Integrity, Ethics)

Saturday Civics: Another Kind of Impact

Much of our time has been spent calling your attention to federal and state issues but local entities are equally important. Decisions that impact the life of your family, neighborhood, county, and region are made in councils, commissions, and special planning programs run by city and county governments. We may not have a Saturday Civics … Continue reading Saturday Civics: Another Kind of Impact