200 Cities Participate in Voter Motorcade to Restore Voting Rights

photos by Gloria Tatum Saturday, May 8, 2021, was the "John Lewis National Day of Action '' to restore the Voting Rights Act. People in 20 cities in Georgia and 200 cities around the country took to the streets in "Votercades" to mobilize passage of HR1 For the People Act and HR 4 the John … Continue reading 200 Cities Participate in Voter Motorcade to Restore Voting Rights

Georgians Are Dying Who Can’t Afford Health Care & Don’t Have Medicaid

Georgia is one of only 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid. Almost one-half million Georgians could gain health care if "the powers that be" would approve the expansion of Medicaid. Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GBPI) Facts on Medicaid Expansion About 255,000 Georgians make too little to buy health insurance and do not qualify … Continue reading Georgians Are Dying Who Can’t Afford Health Care & Don’t Have Medicaid

Toxic Coal Ash Pollutes the Water and Endangers People’s Health

photo from Georgia Coal Ash Communities Facebook Group All the information in this report comes from Earthjustice, Environmental Integrity Project, a documentary produced by the Georgia chapter of Sierra Club, and Beyond Coal Campaign.  Decades of burning coal to generate electricity in Georgia have resulted in 92 million tons of toxic coal ash stored in … Continue reading Toxic Coal Ash Pollutes the Water and Endangers People’s Health

The Parent Press: “Sine Die” Legislative Overview

State Senator Elena Parent       Yesterday was "Sine Die," the last day of the Legislative Session, and the last chance for a bill to pass in 2021. Although Republicans in the Legislature had already passed many of their most controversial bills – including SB 202, their anti-democratic effort to suppress the vote – Sine Die was still a long and … Continue reading The Parent Press: “Sine Die” Legislative Overview

The Party That Attacked the U.S. Capitol Is Now Attacking Your Right To Vote

photo by Gloria Tatum.... SB 202 signals the death of democracy unless the U.S. Senate passes SB 1 For the People Act, and SB 4 John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and /or the Courts overturn these voter suppression bills.  SB 202 is a combination of restrictive provisions in HB 531and SB 241.  It is … Continue reading The Party That Attacked the U.S. Capitol Is Now Attacking Your Right To Vote

The Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral and Economic Agenda

photo by Gloria Tatum........ March 15, 2021, was the 14th straight day that different groups, religious leaders, students, and advocates have stood outside the Georgia State Capitol to protest SB 241 and its companion bill HB 531. Two of the worst voter suppression bills in the nation based on far-right conspiracy theories and Donald Trump's … Continue reading The Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral and Economic Agenda

The New Jim Crow Party Declares War on Voting Rights and Democracy

photos by Gloria Tatum White supremacy is alive and well under the Gold Dome in Georgia, as Republicans use Trump's "Big Lie" that the 2020 election was stolen to pass voter suppression bills. Under Trump's false flag of voter fraud, the GOP attempts to fix this imaginary problem by making it harder for people of … Continue reading The New Jim Crow Party Declares War on Voting Rights and Democracy

Atlanta’s New Tree Ordinance is a Tree Removal Ordinance

photo by Gloria Tatum - crews cutting down a 300-year-old champion white oak in 2015- no tree is safe.... The City of Atlanta's latest revision of the Tree Protection Ordinance (TPO) is that in name only and was overwhelmingly rejected by the tree community and the public at a 2/17/21 City Council meeting. The Atlanta … Continue reading Atlanta’s New Tree Ordinance is a Tree Removal Ordinance

Is the GOP Diverse Enough to Win Without Voter Suppression?

photo by Gloria Tatum..... By Gloria Tatum with additional reporting by Stephen Wing…….. Georgia turned Blue last year thanks in large part to former Georgia House Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams, who was able to register enough Blacks, Latinos, and young citizens to overcome former Secretary of State (SOS) Brian Kemp's long history of voter suppression … Continue reading Is the GOP Diverse Enough to Win Without Voter Suppression?