ATLANTA –Black and Brown voters in cities across Georgia are joining the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, the Transformative Justice Coalition, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and community organizers for John Lewis “Good Trouble” Marches and Votercades, festive celebrations of voting rights that will lead voters to the polls for early voting for the U.S. Senate runoffs and Public Service Commission race on Jan 5, 2021.
“We want to bring awareness to the fact that early voting started and encourage people along the route to join us to get into some ‘Good Trouble’ and vote,” said Helen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda. “The Votercades create a level of excitement that inspires Black and Brown people to vote in the special election despite tactics like the unjust purging of 200,000 Georgia voters, intentional misinformation, and efforts by Georgia legislators to impose more restrictions on absentee ballots that will affect the runoffs,” said Barbara Arnwine, founder and president of the Transformative Justice Coalition.
The John Lewis March and Caravan is designed to capture the Spirit of the Late Congressman’s legacy of getting into “Good Trouble.” There will be subsequent Marches held during the month to continue to bring attention to the urgent need for voters to finish the job they started by voting.
CITY:Austell TIME: 11:00 AM STARTING LOCATION: South Cobb Recreation Center875 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168″CONTACT: Sharon J.Hill 678.900.2405
\CITY:Athens TIME: 11:00 AM STARTING LOCATION: 410 McKinley Dr, Athens, GACONTACT: Tonja Roberts (910) 777-5955
CITY:Decatur TIME: 11:00 AM STARTING LOCATION: Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, GA 30034CONTACT: Juliana Njoku (404) 687-2731
CITY:Augusta TIME: 11:00 AM CONTACT: Gayla Keese email@example.com 706-414-6515STARTING LOCATION: Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium Football Stadium1339 Laney Walker Blvd, Augusta, GA 30901
CITY: Stone MountainTIME: 12:30 PM STARTING LOCATION: Salem Missionary Baptist Church 4700 Church St NW, Lilburn, GA 30048 “CONTACT: Glencie Rhedrick (980) 202-9866
CITY: AtlantaTIME: 2:00 PMSTARTING LOCATION: Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC)715 MLK Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA CONTACT: Dr. Karen McCrae KMcRae@cbmoa.org
CITY: ColumbusTIME: 2:00 PM CONTACT: Jane Wilson (706) 289-4281 STARTING LOCATION: Smith Grove A.M.E. Zion Church 6550 Carr St. Columbus, GA 31907
CITY: GainesvilleTIME: 3:00 PM STARTING LOCATION: St John Baptist Church741 E. E. Butler Pkwy, Gainesville, GA 30501CONTACT: Glencie Rhedrick (980) 202-9866
CITY: McDonough TIME: 3:00 PM STARTING LOCATION: Eagles Landing High School301 Tunis Rd, McDonough, GA 30253 CONTACT: Jessica Barker (256) 640-2483
CITY: SavannahTIME: 3:00 PM CONTACT: Carry (CJ) Smith firstname.lastname@example.org (423) 619-7712 STARTING LOCATION: Conner’s Temple Baptist Church 509 W Gwinnett St. Savannah, GA