The ACLU of Georgia had an ambitious agenda to protect and advance the civil liberties and rights of all Georgians during the 2023 Legislative Session.
PRIVACY: Challenging the normalization of mass surveillance, particularly advocating against the negative implications of such technology on communities of color.
VOTER RIGHTS: Fighting against voter suppression, and stand ready to challenge bills like those introduced last year to chill the vote.
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: Standing up for Georgian’s bodily autonomy and reproductive rights, while our legal team continues to litigate challenges to the state’s abortion ban.
CRIMINAL LEGAL REFORM: Advocating for the legislature to reaffirm the bipartisan, evidence based reforms to the criminal legal system that were championed before Governor Deal took office. Our policy and advocacy team will work with lawmakers to stop any legislation that takes Georgia back to policies that drive mass incarceration and inequitable treatment of communities of color.
FIRST AMENDMENT: Defending First Amendment rights of students, teachers and parents in our schools. With restrictive laws such as HB 1084 and SB 226, we will advocate for LGBTQ+ students, fact-based curricula with historical truth, and school environments that invite the spectrum of human experiences.