Georgia is in a crisis and the time to act is now.
One in five people in our state live below the poverty line. Year after year, funding for education has been slashed, while the Department of Corrections has seen their budget swell. Tens of thousands of foreclosures combined with sky-rocketing rents has made it difficult for many families just to keep a roof over their head. Without key political changes affecting living wages, affordable housing, and better education opportunities, Georgians will continue to suffer.
Despite all this, not all hope is lost. A surge of growth in recent decades has created a new majority in Georgia-- made up of people of color, women, immigrants, young people, and the LGBTQ community. Together we can Rise Up and reclaim our state from forces that are increasing hostile to working people and families.
Our state is stronger when all of us have the basis to create strong communities, invest in the future, and uphold dignity in public, at home, and in the workplace.