ATLANTA – The ACLU of Georgia opposes HB838, the addition of law enforcement as a protected class, a dangerous step to chill every Georgian’s First Amendment freedom of speech and the right to protest to redress grievances – guarantees in the U.S. Constitution.
Additions are unnecessary as law enforcement officers already have enhanced protections under Georgia code.
ATLANTA – The Senate Judiciary Committee has twisted the Hate Crimes bill (HB 426) to chill freedom of speech and the right to protest to redress grievances – using the bill to affirm the state’s power to use violence against its own citizens with impunity.
ATLANTA – The ACLU of Georgia supports HB 1114 to restore the maternal health fund and postpartum Medicaid extension, which passed the House 162-1.
At least 70 counties have no OB/GYN, and the state’s maternal mortality rate is higher than many other developed countries.
ATLANTA – ACLU of Georgia executive director Andrea Young responds to the Atlanta police officer shooting that killed Mr.