Georgia NAACP Announces Speakers for the "March on Georgia"

ATLANTA, GA -- Our "March on Georgia" begins Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building, where speakers will rally around the demands necessary to end systemic racism in the criminal justice system and voter suppression in Georgia. These demands are made during the return of the legislative session at the Georgia State Capitol, where the march will end. Lawmakers are being called upon to repeal the "Citizens Arrest" statute, "Stand Your Ground," oppose SB 463 and improve Georgia's elections, and define "moral turpitude" in the Georgia constitution in order to restore the rights of voters.


WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2020 @ 9 AM EST


WHERE:

Richard B. Russell Federal Building

75 Spring St. SW

Atlanta, GA 30303


Live-Streaming

Facebook Live - The Georgia NAACP

Periscope Live - @georgia_naacp


WHO:

  • Rev. James Woodall, Georgia NAACP President

  • Jeezy, Grammy nominated Rapper, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

  • Wanda Mosley, Black Votes Matter

  • Lloyd Pierce, Atlanta Hawks Head Coach

  • Nse Ufot, New Georgia Project

  • State Rep. Bee Nguyen, House District 89

  • State Senator Tonya Anderson

  • Attorney Gerald Griggs, ATL Chapter of NAACP

  • Attorney Chris Bruce, ACLU Georgia

  • Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of Georgia Association of County Elected Officials (GALEO)

  • CEO Michael Thurmond Dekalb County


For media inquiries:

Crystal Greer / communications@naacpga.org


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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.





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