With budget week in the rearview mirror, the legislative season is revving up. Our policy and advocacy team is identifying notable bills, producing educational materials, and forming relationships that will lessen harm and uplift civil liberties. There’s a lot going on, and no need to take a back seat. Here are two opportunities for you to get involved in the process.

ACLU of Georgia Lobby Day

Join us February 1st for the ACLU of Georgia Lobby Day 2023. We’re headed to the state Capitol with our supporters in tow. The day will begin with a workshop, led by our policy experts, at Central Presbyterian Church. Then, as a group, we’ll cross the street to the Gold Dome and speak with lawmakers.

“Lobby Day is an important reminder that our elected officials are accessible, and we have the power to influence their decisions. The power of the constituent should not be minimized. We’re going to flex that muscle this legislative season,” said Cherrell Brown, ACLU of Georgia community engagement manager.

Please look forward to additional lobby days this session. You can influence our elected officials on the issues of privacy, First Amendment, voting rights, and more. Online registration is required. 

Capitol Observers Program Training

Can’t make it to Lobby Day? Another way to help defend democracy is by joining our Capitol Observers Program. During the session, we rely on volunteers to serve as legal observers, who help protect free speech at the Capitol and provide extra eyes and eyes at critical moments. 

Register for a Zoom training session here. The next session is Thursday, January 26 at 7 p.m. Keep an eye on our social media channels for info about future trainings.

Jerzy Shedlock (he/him) is a communications strategist at the ACLU of Georgia.