THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Georgia
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- Common Cause Georgia
- Fair Districts Georgia
- Georgia Votes
- League of Women Voters of Georgia
- New Georgia Project
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN GEORGIA
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN GEORGIA
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN GEORGIA
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN GEORGIA
Twenty-four states, including Georgia, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
Georgia DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC
Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!
At a press conference, Sen. Elena Parent (D-Atlanta) unveiled SB 491, which provides transparency and accountability procedures for redistricting Georgia’s General Assembly and congressional districts after the 2020 Census. Common Cause Georgia was one of several organizations that joined the press conference to support the measure.
The Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Common Cause Georgia, Georgia NAACP, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, League of Women Voters Georgia, and ProGeorgia met with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to discuss election security, issues in counties, and other voting-related problems around the state. The organizations offered best practices and standard suggestions for election audits as well as language access issues voters face during both early voting and on election day.