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Coalition Making ‘Save Our Democracy’ Tour Around Georgia

A coalition of activists are making their way around Georgia to continue momentum for reform to produce fair legislative districts maps that create equal representation for all Georgians. The Coalition has already visited Athens, Macon, Milledgeville, and Augusta. 

A coalition of activists are making their way around Georgia to continue momentum for reform to produce fair legislative districts maps that create equal representation for all Georgians. The Coalition has already visited Athens, Macon, Milledgeville, and Augusta.

The American Civil Liberties Union Georgia is partnering with Common Cause Georgia, Georgia Redistricting Alliance, Represent Georgia, and Spread the Vote for an educational and lively “Save Our Democracy Tour” presentation that will cover Voting 101, voting system integrity, redistricting reform, and election protection.

“Voters should pick their leaders rather than politicians picking their voters, a practice that we have been fighting since the 1960’s” said Andrea Young, ACLU of Georgia executive director. “We will continue to fight to create throughout the state district lines that are fair to all voters.”

When:
September 5 – November 3, 2018

Where:
The statewide tour includes 16 events throughout Georgia: Albany, Athens, Augusta, Canton, Dalton, Ellijay, Lilburn, Macon, Marietta, McDonough, Milledgeville, Newnan, Rome, Savannah, Valdosta. The tour agenda follows.

Albany – Sept. 22, Microbusiness Enterprise Center, 5 to 7 p.m.
Valdosta – Sept. 23, 2906 Julia Drive, 3 to 5 p.m.
McDonough – Sept. 29, Hood Street Art Center, 2 to 4 p.m.
Dalton – Oct. 5, Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library, 5 to 7 p.m.
Canton – Oct. 6, 116 Brown Industrial Parkway, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Savannah – Oct. 7, Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, 2 to 4 p.m.
Ellijay – Oct. 8, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, 6 to 8 p.m.
Marietta – Oct. 20, Fair Oaks Park Recreation Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rome – Oct. 20, Sarah Hightower Library, 2 to 4 p.m.
Lilburn – Oct. 21, New Mercies, 3 to 5 p.m.
Newnan – Oct. 27, Newnan Carnegie Library, 2 to 4 p.m.
Atlanta – Nov. 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 613, 2 to 4 p.m.

Why:
The tour will continue to build momentum for nonpartisan reforms that produce fair legislative districts maps that create equal representation for all Georgians.

Common Cause Georgia said in the press release that “Politicians in Georgia have been gaming the system for too long, drawing district lines in ways that put their own interests ahead of the voters they’re supposed to serve. The more people understand about this issue, the more empowered they are to advocate for a nonpartisan process to draw district lines that end this partisan process once and for all.”

 

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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