Georgia-grown and Georgia-owned farms keep food on our tables. And since 1989, Georgia has had some of the strongest protections for existing farmers and property rights in the U.S.
Our local Georgia farmers are already protected from frivolous nuisance lawsuits. These good neighbor laws also protect rural Georgians’ property rights.
But now, lobbyists for global food conglomerates and insurance companies are trying to weaken these protective laws with a brand new Bad Neighbor Bill similar to what they tried in 2019 and 2020. To date, farmers, families, and concerned citizens around the state have sent tens of thousands of messages opposing these changes.
Stop the corporate takeover of Georgia’s farmland. Send a message to your legislators today. https://www.protectgeorgia.org/farm.html#/317/
Workplace harassment: 9to5GA and Respect Workers Alliance are in favor of two bills.
Did you know that Georgia is one of the only states in the country without state law protections against sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace? Unacceptable.
9to5GA has a simple way to send letters to the committee members that will hear HB 1389 and HB 1390 – you can find it here.
The hearing begins at 9am on Wednesday, 3/2.