The Georgia House Democratic Caucus is a vibrant, diverse group of leaders who reflect the people they represent more each election. This year, we welcomed the first Latina and first openly gay man (and first Asian American Democrat) to the legislature. We continued to pick up seats across the state – this cycle in metro Atlanta and South Georgia – and helped Democrats flip Gwinnett and Cobb counties. Our work matters because all Georgians, whether they live in a city, suburb, or rural community, share the fundamental goals of economic security, educational opportunity, and shared responsibility for all.
In the coming year, we will face debates about who we want to be as a state: one that embraces our diversity, celebrates our progress and protects the vulnerable among us, or one that will reverse course out of fear and spite. Today, Democrats are better positioned than ever to fight for change at the local and state levels and to fight back against the Trump Administration. But we cannot do it without your help.
THE ISSUE: In 2013, the US Supreme Court decision Shelby v. Holder eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, resulting in a wave of legislation across country harming access to the ballot box. Learn more about why the VRA matters here. While champions like Representative John Lewis are fighting to reauthorize the VRA at the federal level, the Georgia House Democratic Caucus has proposed five bills to expand voting rights in Georgia. But we need your support.
WHEN TO ACT: Throughout the Georgia General Assembly's legislative session, which ends on March 30th.
HOW TO ACT: Write a letter to the editor of your local paper highlighting the importance of supporting voting rights legislation. Don't know how to write a letter to the editor? Use our handy toolkit!