The forces of reaction have made it clear that they do not think everyone should have the right to vote. By chipping away at voting rights over decades and particularly this last year, they have worked to corner the market on voting to help politicians choose their voters instead of voters choosing politicians. They have … Continue reading Your Actions This Week Strengthen Democracy: For the People Act Must Pass Now
There are many misconceptions about calling elected officials. One of them is that we call to change someone's mind, which could be a potential outcome. We call to give them information, to help them understand the needs and desires of the people. We could think about it as a small vote or a small protest. … Continue reading For the People Act – For the People Now!
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
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
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
Please use this link to attend the hearing on HB 270, Thursday, February 4th at 11:30am. Share with and invite others to attend. The agenda is posted here. It's imperative for voting rights advocates to attend. Please also see our call to action from yesterday and be sure to send your emails and let your … Continue reading Hearing on Absentee Voting Bill 2.4.2021, 11:30am
We ask you to take a few moments with this important set of proposed bills dropped in the state legislature on February 2nd. It is important to reach each of the members of the Senate Ethics Committee as listed below, but also please contact your own Senator if not on this committee. Ask them to … Continue reading Alert – Voting Disenfranchisement Attempt in Georgia