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Voting Rights Advocates Primed to Continue Battle Against Voter Suppression

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adam Sweat,   678-951-2172 asweat@progeorgia.org media@progeorgia.org Voting Rights Advocates Primed to Continue Battle Against Voter Suppression April 1, 2021 (ATLANTA, GA) – Since the legislative session began on January 11th, Republican members of both the state House and Senate have aggressively pursued an agenda to fundamentally change voting rights in the state […]

Georgia Votes Declares: Don’t Bother My Ballot

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Sweat asweat@progeorgia.org, 678-951-2172 Georgia Votes Declares: Don’t Bother My Ballot  Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (ATLANTA, GA) – Yesterday, on the heels of a string of proposed legislation that aims to roll back Georgia voters’ access to the ballot, Georgia Votes held a press conference demanding fair and transparent election laws […]

Georgia Coalition of Civic Engagement Organizations to Out of State Volunteers: Stay at Home

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Georgia––for the fourth time since the pandemic ground the nation and the world to a halt in March––is facing yet another election amid rising COVID-19 cases. While our priority as a coalition has always been driving civic engagement and protecting the voting rights of all Georgians, this year we have the added responsibility of keeping […]

Georgia Advocates Condemn the Trump Administration’s Latest Attempt to Disrupt the Outcome of the 2020 Census

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Georgia advocates across the state are angered by the latest move by the Trump Administration to limit census participation of black, brown, and immigrant communities. After granting an extension for Census completion in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump Administration recently instructed the United States Census Bureau to complete the 2020 Census activites a month early, by September 30, 2020.

Georgia Coalition Condemns Secretary Raffensperger for Key Role in Botched Primary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Adam Sweat asweat@progeorgia.org, 678-951-2172 Georgia Coalition Condemns Secretary Raffensperger for Key Role in Botched Primary  The Coalition demands Raffensperger take accountability and calls for his resignation ahead of the November General Election Thursday, June 11, 2020 (ATLANTA, GA) Today, the Georgia Votes Coalition released a joint statement responding to widespread delays […]

Voting is a Right That All Georgians Should Enjoy, Say Voting Rights Advocates

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Sweat asweat@progeorgia.org, 678-951-2172 Voting is a Right That All Georgians Should Enjoy, Say Voting Rights Advocates Atlanta, GA (May 5, 2020) – With voter registration ending on May 11 and early voting slated to begin on May 18, a dozen voting rights and civic organizations held a “Your Vote Matters” […]

Helen Butler on Safeguarding The Economy

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Voter advocate Helen Butler, executive director of the Coalition for the People’s Agenda, a group that helps lead election protection efforts in Georgia, told Sludge that Congress can safeguard democracy during the pandemic by passing legislation for Election Day voter registration, drop-off ballot locations, and more.  “That means establishing provisions in the next round of […]

Election Day Must Remain on May 19th Declare Concerned Citizens and Voting Rights Advocates

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Sweat asweat@progeorgia.org, 678-951-2172 Election Day Must Remain on May 19th Declare Concerned Citizens and Voting Rights Advocates Friday, March 27, 2020 (Atlanta, GA) – Responding to House Speaker David Ralston’s request that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger move the May 19 election until at least June 23, ProGeorgia and its […]

Voting Rights Advocates Call on Georgia Election Officials to Protect Voters’ Rights in the Wake of Postponing the Presidential Primary Election

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Monday, March 16, 2020 (Atlanta, GA) – ProGeorgia, a group of community-based, civic engagement organizations, called on Georgia election officials to protect voters’ rights in the wake of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger’s announcement that the presidential primary election would be moved from March 24th to May 19th.  The groups said: “The Secretary of […]

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