Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mass Rally to STOP SB 469 - March 17

When: Saturday, March 17th at 11 AM
Where: At the Georgia Capitol

Our Basic Rights are Under Attack in Georgia! 

SB 469 will:

Restrict First Amendment Activity - by banning some forms of "mass picketing" and subjecting violators to a $1000 a day fine and the organization they belong to a $10,000 per day fine. This provision is not limited to labor organization and would also limit community organizations and even church groups groups from protesting harmful elements in

Stop Free Association with Unions - SB 469 Interferes with union members' right to join and remain members of their union by forcing them to reauthorize their membership every year. SB 469 also requires employers to post notices informing members of how to decertify (get rid of) their union.

Criminalize Non Violent Civil Disobedience - SB 469 makes it a crime to "conspire" to commit trespass. This has dire consequences for organizations who organize protests and other forms of non-violent direct action. If enacted during the civil rights movement, many of the leaders of that movement would have been convicted as criminals.

This bill is an attack on Georgia's working families and every Georgians civil liberties!



Also on Monday, March 19th:
SB 469 Lobby Day and Speakout at Noon in the Rotunda

Donations are needed to Stop SB 469:

Make checks out to:
Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition
P.O. Box 133016
Atlanta, GA 30333
memo: Legislative Action


  1. There is a John Lewis event honoring women leaders the same morning at the Loudermilk Center. And it's St Patrick's Day!
    Event at Loudermilk is 10am to 11:30am. Shirley Franklin, Lisa Jackson, Laura Turner-Seydel and others will present. Let's invite the women there to join the rally at 11:30.
    Bobbie Paul

  2. CORRECTION!!! The John Lewis event honoring women is this Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Loudermilk Center and Rep Stacy Abrams is also speaking.


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