ATLANTA — After weeks of protests and now a failed election, the Georgia NAACP is leading a direct action on the first day of the General Assembly’s return to the State Capitol. We must confront and address the systemic criminal justice and electoral failures immediately and with the upmost urgency as they continue to lead to the dehumanization, disenfranchisement and death of too many Georgians.
As the legislative session starts back next Monday, the Georgia NAACP will use the Constitutional right to assembly to demand state legislators address our legislative demands and ensure criminal justice reform, repealing citizen’s arrest, stopping voter suppression and ending police violence against our communities as well as stopping harmful anti-voting rights bill SB 463.
We are done dying. It’s going to take real effort on the part of every elected official in the Georgia General Assembly to do their part to protect every single Georgian and ensure that this becomes a state that such a disheartening reality is of no more. RSVP here.
WHAT: “March on Georgia”
WHERE: Richard Russell Federal Building to Georgia State Capt
WHEN: June 15, 2020 @ 9:00 AM EST
For media inquiries:
Crystal Greer / firstname.lastname@example.org
About Georgia NAACP
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has had an unbroken presence in Georgia since 1917. The Georgia NAACP maintains a network of branches throughout Georgia, from cities to small rural counties. The Georgia NAACP has been the most effective and consistent advocates for African American civil rights in Georgia. You can read more about the Georgia NAACP’s work and mission at naacpga.org.