Urgent Advocacy Matters: Georgia and National Issues – Date Sensitive

We have accumulated calls to action for this week that need your immediate attention. Please use the links included in each C2A. The time sensitive include healthcare access in Georgia as the governor seeks to establish a healthcare exchange for consumers that can only help insurance companies, two calls regarding The Heroes Act, and a … Continue reading Urgent Advocacy Matters: Georgia and National Issues – Date Sensitive

Risky Private Insurance Changes – Written and Public Comments Needed

Requests: Written comments, attend a public hearing (either virtually or in-person), and share with friends, family, your community. Public hearing will be held on July 22nd at 10 a.m. Comments are due by July 23rd. Since Governor Kemp put forward two waiver plans to change Medicaid and private insurance in Georgia, hundreds of you have … Continue reading Risky Private Insurance Changes – Written and Public Comments Needed

State Budget Crisis & Medicaid Expansion, Criminal Justice, Hate Crime Bill

Restricting Employment Limits Economic Prosperity for Everyone - Support SB 288June 18th at 4pm Georgia's special committee on access to civil justice will meet and hear SB 288, which will expand Georgia’s expungement law to allow certain misdemeanor convictions to be restricted and sealed four years after the completion of a sentence, as well as … Continue reading State Budget Crisis & Medicaid Expansion, Criminal Justice, Hate Crime Bill

State Session Reconvenes – Medicaid Expansion Saves Lives and Could Save Georgia Budget

We are asking for Medicaid expansion as the state legislature reconvenes to discuss the budget crisis brought on by unwise tax breaks and now the fallout from COVID 19. With unemployment reaching record highs, falling tax revenue, the recession taking hold, and our health care system under great stress, expanding Medicaid can create relief for … Continue reading State Session Reconvenes – Medicaid Expansion Saves Lives and Could Save Georgia Budget

State Session Resumes Soon – Hate Crimes Bill On Agenda

The horrific murder of Ahmaud Arbery has brought renewed interest in the passage of a hate crimes bill in Georgia, and we need your help. While there is important support from key leadership in the Georgia legislature (see Speaker of the House David Ralston, Governor Brian Kemp, Representative Chuck Efstration), HB426 still needs to get … Continue reading State Session Resumes Soon – Hate Crimes Bill On Agenda

NO to Reopening Georgia, Accountability on Relief Funds, Environment, Vote at Home

Opening Up for BusinessGov. Kemp has decided that the greater good will be served if he begins to open up the economy this coming Friday. We disagree. The curve has not flattened in Georgia, our death rate still climbs. As of Monday evening 775 deaths in Georgia. We are getting close to a very few … Continue reading NO to Reopening Georgia, Accountability on Relief Funds, Environment, Vote at Home

Crisis in USPS Funding, Comment on Mining in Okefenokee (Again)

United States Parcel Service in Danger of ClosingFor quite some time there are those who would like nothing better than for the United States Postal Service to fail. Why? Profit. They see a business opportunity. One need to look no further than ALEC for the forces lining up behind this attempt to privatize our postal … Continue reading Crisis in USPS Funding, Comment on Mining in Okefenokee (Again)

Georgia Needs Medicaid Expansion Now

Medicaid ExpansionAsk Governor Kemp and your legislators to protect Georgians during this crisis by closing Georgia's coverage gap The on-going coronavirus pandemic has exposed the many shortcomings of our nation’s health care system while highlighting how important it is for all Georgians and people across the country to have access to health coverage and care. … Continue reading Georgia Needs Medicaid Expansion Now

Healthcare Workers, Stimulus and Relief Package on the Hill

StateBecause of their exposure and lack of resources healthcare workers are becoming ill and dying in Georgia . Our Governor is behaving as if he is taking direction from the Chamber of Commerce instead of public health officials. His directive on March 23rd did not go far enough. We need to flatten the curve and … Continue reading Healthcare Workers, Stimulus and Relief Package on the Hill