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:

LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN GEORGIA

An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!

VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR GEORGIA 

VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN GEORGIA 

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN GEORGIA  

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

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.

Urgent Action

Protect Georgians’ Voting Freedoms!

Get involved with the Georgia Peanut Gallery and help stop voter suppression! Bills that threaten the right to vote are a threat to our democracy. Make your vote count in Georgia!
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TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!

Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.

 

Success Stories

Common Cause Supports Redistricting Reform Bill

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.

Nonpartisan Voting Rights Groups Meet with Sec. Raffensperger to Discuss Election Preparedness

 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.