Action Items for 3/18/2019
Event opportunity: this week, CNN is hosting a town hall in Atlanta with presidential candidate Gov. John Hickenlooper. If you are interested in attending the event, registration is available here.
General Assembly Update- Fighting for Women’s Rights
Last Thursday, the Senate Science and Technology Committee heard testimony on House Bill 481, the abortion ban bill. Women, medical providers, and Democrats from across Georgia came to share their stories and fight against this bill that would make Georgia the most dangerous place to be a woman in America. The committee voted 3-2 for the bill, sending it to a floor vote in the Senate, so we need to call our Senators and say no to this bill.
Voting Rights Update – House Bill 316
Despite the dedication and hard work of advocates across Georgia, and the strong testimony of our Democratic senators, Republicans in the General Assembly rushed through HB 316, the voting systems bill that creates an insecure system unsupported by voters and cybersecurity experts – and will cost over $150 million dollars in taxpayer dollars. Democrats are strong in our resolve to keep fighting for fair elections, and won’t let this stop us.
Swing State Party Building Partnership
The Democratic Party of Georgia has joined with six other swing states across the country to build infrastructure to win in 2020. The Swing State Party Building Partnership is an opportunity for supporters to help us put in the work to win in 2020, no matter who the candidates are. We are proud to be identified as a swing state for 2020, and know that Georgia is the battleground for Democrats to win.
Talk of the Party: Special Elections
Friday was the last day of early voting for special elections across Georgia, including the vote for MARTA expansion in Gwinnett. Last week on Talk of the Party, DPG shared information on how special elections work and what issues may be on the ballot, as well as the resources available for voting. Don’t forget that our Voter Protection Hotline is available to ALL voters at 888-730-5816.
Organizing Corps 2020 – Priority Deadline MONDAY TODAY
DPG is partnering with Organizing Corps 2020, a program to recruit, train, and PAY the next generation of Democratic field organizers. The program is accepting applications from college students who expect to graduate in spring 2020 and are interested in helping Democratic candidates win in 2020. This Monday, March 18th, is the priority deadline for applicants. The final deadline is April 8th. Please share widely!