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Your elected officials are debating a bill that would establish public funding for county races - the Executive and County Council. This legislation would advance public funding in your backyard - bolster our efforts to pass public funding at the state level - and be a much-needed bosst for national efforts for reform.
In the next few months, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide the future of the Internet. Major telecom and cable companies are seeking unprecedented control over what you can see and say online. If the FCC’s plan to allow fast lanes for the few goes forward, the rest of us will suffer. The deep-pocketed will pay to move their online content at top speed, consigning nonprofit, independent and dissenting voices to the slow lane.
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Every year, passionate individuals step forward to make a positive difference at the state and local levels of government. Common Cause Georgia is proud to honor public officials, members of the media and citizens who have made a real difference in Georgia by working to improve our democracy.
Two trends reinforce the need for greater disclosure: the increase in political spending and lobbying generally, and the movement among other states to more fully leverage technology to give citizens access to information about their government.�
It�s time to call on Assembly leadership to take a definitive stance and support the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act. Can you take five minutes to email State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and ask for her support?