The signing of SB 202, that will implement barriers to voting, was certainly a blow to democracy advocates. However, we are not deterred. Instead, it is our goal to dig deeper, learn more, engage in even more meaningful ways, and strengthen our communities. First of all, know that legal challenges are already being mounted such … Continue reading What’s Next? More Engagement in Democracy
SB 47 - Public School Funding Takes Away Tax Dollars and Gives Them to Private Schools The bill has changed so please click on the linked bill above to see the summary to be sure you are speaking about the current provisions. The bill adds students with a 504 plan for 21 specified conditions to … Continue reading Take Action – Public School Funding, Raise the Age to 17, Voting Rights
This last few weeks of the Georgia legislature have been disappointing and a badly written horror show. The forces of reaction have taken legislators in the Republican party by the collar and have not let go. If you've been following our calls to action, or any of the calls to action sent out by Fair … Continue reading Sine Die is Coming – Bills Passing Without Transparency – Continue Calling
School Vouchers - Still Alive - Just a Different FormatSB 47 expands voucher eligibility by adding more than 7,000 new ailments and diseases to the list of medical conditions that qualify students for existing “special needs” private school tuition subsidies.Siphoning more money away from public schools to pay for private schools, SB 47 applies to … Continue reading School Vouchers, Voting Rights, Local Control of Board of Elections
Thanks to your advocacy and attention, HB 60 didn't make it to the floor for a vote. If you need a direct example of how your voice makes a difference, this bill is just that. However, this bill and recent discussion around the return to school for students has created a moment for discussion - … Continue reading School Voucher Bill HB 60 Didn’t Receive a Vote – Thanks to You!
Monday is the day all manner of madness breaks loose as bills pass into the other side - or not (house or senate) at the dome. Please make the following calls, send letters/emails as early as possible on Monday. Overall, the calls, letters/emails listed here will take fewer than 20 minutes and can make all … Continue reading Crossover Day – Voting Rights and Education
States Can Adopt or Expand Earned Income Tax Credits to Build Equitable, Inclusive Communities and Economies - Georgia Families Need HB 510 Most of our recent posts have been about the anti-voting bills that are being discussed at the state legislature, but today we are highlighting an important effort that can left some low-income families … Continue reading Earned Income Tax Credit – Georgia’s Families Can’t Wait!
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
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
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