1:30 PM13:30

FDGA Adopt-a-Legislator Program

Fair Districts GA has developed a new program for those who want to build a better Georgia by advocating for redistricting reform.  The program will train small teams of citizen advocates that will select a group of two to three legislators who can influence the passage of the Democracy Act and/or help us better understand how the Georgia General Assembly functions.  To learn more and join the new program, please attend the Adopt-a-Legislator organizational meeting on April 13 from 1:30-5:00 pm at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, Georgia 30033.

Free registration at Eventbrite.

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1:00 PM13:00

Redistricting Reform In Georgia

  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an informative, nonpartisan program with Mary Lou McCloskey and Nancy Watkins from FairDistricts GA. FairDistricts GA advocates for transparency in the redistricting process and equitably drawn legislative districts.

SR 52, and HR 369, The Democracy Act, currently under consideration in the Georgia Senate, will fundamentally reform the redistricting system in Georgia. This new legislation requires a transparent process that prevents backroom deals, sets standards for fair and competitive districts, and creates an independent citizens' redistricting commission to carry out the drawing of the district maps.

Come to learn more about this upcoming legislation, how your vote may be affected, and how you can be involved.

Please register at UUCG.org (scroll down and click on "Register for Events") or RSVP at healthyheath@msn.com.

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8:30 AM08:30

FDGA Citizen-Lobbyist Advocacy Training (the second in a series)

  • Paul D. Coverdell Legislative Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FDGA Citizen-Lobbyist Advocacy Training (the second in a series)

Schedule: Check in and registration: 8:30 am, Program begins at 9:00 am.. Register early at Eventbrite.

Location: 307 Coverdell Legislative Building (CLOB), 18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Free and open to everyone. This session will review some of the information presented on January 8 in addition to presenting new training and legislative updates.

Our Purposes: Learning to be more effective Citizen Lobbyists.

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Georgia Redistricting Alliance & Partners Lobby Day & Press Conference: Redistricting Legislation

The new reapportionment legislation that has been titled "The Democracy Act".

Where: February 19, 2019. The Georgia Freight Train Depot at 65 Martin Luther King Junior Drive SW, Atlanta, GA

Schedule: Free breakfast at 8:00 am, program starts at 8:30 am. A press conference will be held at 12:00 pm at a to be announced location.

Purpose: Join ACLU of Georgia, Common Cause Georgia, Fair Districts Georgia, League of Women Voters of Georgia, GALEO, and the Georgia Redistricting Alliance as we host a press conference to discuss the "Democracy Act" a bill that calls for important changes to our redistricting process including an independent redistricting commission and important standards and transparency for the process. After the press conference, we'll conduct outreach with elected officials to push for hearings for, and passage of, this critical bill.Our Purposes: To be an enthusiastic crowd showing support for the Democracy Act and to learn details about the Democracy Act to use as Citizen Lobbyists

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