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Georgia Grassroots Organizations Call for Improved Public Access to Legislative Process

“Georgians shouldn’t have to hire a lobbyist to be able to participate in our government.”

Common Cause Georgia Proposes Anti-Pay-to-Play Ordinance for Atlanta

The nonpartisan organization has drafted a proposed ordinance that would prohibit campaign donor relationships between municipal vendors and the elected officials who make contracting decisions. Companies that have made campaign contributions to relevant municipal officials would no longer be eligible to hold or bid on city contracts.

Voting & Elections 07.17.2021

MONDAY 10am — US Senate Rules Committee to Hold Field Hearing in Atlanta

We’re glad that the Senate Rules Committee is getting back out in the field, and meeting Americans where we are. Things look a lot different when viewed from Atlanta than they do from DC. Here in Georgia, we’re watching closely what Congress does -- and doesn’t do -- this legislative session.

Voting & Elections 07.2.2021

Local Small Business Owners Endorse ‘For the People Act’

As the Supreme Court issued its voting rights and donor disclosure decisions yesterday, local small business owners gathered near the John Lewis portrait in Atlanta’s Freedom Park and urged US Senators to pass the For the People Act. 

Voting & Elections 04.20.2021

Following Passage of SB 202, Grassroots Groups call for Greater Transparency by General Assembly

Sixteen grassroots groups have called for amending Georgia’s Open Meeting Act so that it covers meetings of the General Assembly and its committees and subcommittees. “Georgians have the right to witness the open conduct of their business by the General Assembly.”

Voting & Elections 03.25.2021

Anti-Voter ‘Omnibus’ Heads to Governor’s Desk

Today, in a matter of just hours, both the House and Senate approved a substitute version of SB 202, an anti-voter ‘omnibus’ that allows the highly-partisan state Legislature to appoint a quorum of the State Election Board, and allows state takeover of county elections offices. Governor Brian Kemp is expected to sign the bill at 6:30pm today.

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