Students “March for Our Lives” Across the U.S.

With school shootings happening  across the U.S., today many student led marches numbered in the 10s of thousands.  Here are pictures from our Atlanta march.

With so many people out, hundreds of volunteers  were on hand to register and help voters update their voter information in preparation for Georgia’s March 22nd primary elections.

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Volunteers were from over a dozen non-profit organizations that included:  The People’s Agenda, 9 to 5, GALEO, and the Atlanta Urban League.

The deadline to register to vote for Georgia’s May 22nd primary election is April 24th.  Georgia’s general election is Nov . 6.   To register to vote online, change your address, and to get your sample ballot, visit:  www.myvoterpage.com

 

or:

“Georgia My Voter Page
https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov
Voter registration status; Mail-In application and ballot status; Poll location; Early voting locations; elected Officials; registration information on file with the county office; a Sample Ballot” and more!!

Printing your sample ballot will allow you to see and study your ballot BEFORE you vote. Take it to the polls with you so you can vote the entire ballot!!

Celebrate Rosa Parks Birthday During Nat’l Transit Equity Week – Feb. 4-8

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Today is Rosa Parks’ birthday.  And, it was 63 years ago that she sat down in the white section of the bus and refused to get up to protest the injustice.

Across the nation there is a National Transit Equity movement that uses Rosa’s story to raise awareness today about inequities.  So, Monday, February 5 is National Transit Equity Day of Action.  Because transit equity is a social, economic, and environmental justice issue, everyone is affected.  As reported by NPR/WABE 91.5fm, ‘In the 50 cities across the country with the worst traffic, it is $600 billion in transit projects.’

What I am reporting is that $600 billion represents a huge number of “living wage jobs”.  It also represents opportunities for us to be at the table as planning is done, and a chance to hold our elected officials accountable as they propose and enact transit legislation.

So, join the National Transit Equity Day of Action Events on Monday, February 5 and the other events for Transit Equity Week in Atlanta.

 

For more information, use the following links:

https://saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-PSE-Opportunity-Deferred4.pdf

https://urbanedge.blogs.rice.edu/2017/02/08/new-study-examines-how-historic-racism-shaped-atlantas-transportation-network/#.WnH0bLynGUk

http://partnershipforsouthernequity.org/images/stories/PSE_MTO.pdf

With several billion dollars being projected cost of the planned expansion of MARTA heavy rail, light rail, expanded bus service, etc, we need to be at the table during these important planning stages.

For more information about these events and Transit Equity in metro Atlanta and across Georgia, contact Georgia Stand Up at:

http://www.georgiastandup.org

info@georgiastandup.org

(404) 581-0061