Black Voters March & Caravan To The Polls For First Day Of Early Voting

ATLANTA, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to bring awareness to the start of early voting, Black and Brown voters in cities across Georgia are joining the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, the Transformative Justice Coalition, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and community organizers for John Lewis “Good Trouble” Marches and Votercades.  The festive celebrations of voting rights will lead voters to the polls for early voting for the U.S. Senate runoffs and Public Service Commission race on Jan 5, 2021. Marches are planned in Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Savannah, Lilburn, Austell, and Dekalb County. (updated list of all cities at votingrightsalliance.org)

VARIOUS CITIES WILL STREAM LIVE VIAhttps://www.facebook.com/TJC.DC

UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR MARCHES/VOTERCADES:

CITY: Austell 
TIME: 11:00 AM 
STARTING LOCATION: South Cobb Recreation Center
875 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168
CONTACT: Sharon J.Hill 678.900.2405/Dr. Ben Williams  770.876.2070

CITY: DeKalb County
TIME: 11:00 AM  
STARTING LOCATION: Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
3181 Rainbow Dr, Decatur, GA 30034
CONTACT: Juliana Njoku (404) 687-2731  

CITY: Augusta  
TIME: 11:00 AM 
CONTACT: Gayla Keese  gayla@lwvga.org   706-414-6515
STARTING LOCATION: Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium Football Stadium
1339 Laney Walker Blvd, Augusta, GA 30901

CITY: Lilburn
TIME: 12:30 PM
 STARTING LOCATION: Salem Missionary Baptist Church
4700 Church St NW, Lilburn, GA 30048
CONTACT: James Bruin (770) 598-2220

CITY: Athens 
TIME: 1:30 PM  
STARTING LOCATION: Hill Chapel Baptist Church
1692 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30606
CONTACT: Tonja Roberts  (910) 777-5955

CITY: Atlanta
TIME: 2:00 PM
STARTING LOCATION: Historic Westside Village-Walmart Parking lot (Next to Chic-fil-A)
835 MLK Jr. Dr., NW, Atlanta, GA  30314  
CONTACT: Dr. Karen McCrae KMcRae@cbmoa.org/(910) 777-5955

CITY: Columbus
TIME: 2:00 PM    
STARTING LOCATION: St James CME Church
380 Northstar, Columbus, GA 31907
CONTACT: Jane Wilson  (706) 289-4281  

CITY: Gainesville
TIME: 3:00 PM 
STARTING LOCATION: St John Baptist Church
741 E. E. Butler Pkwy, Gainesville, GA 30501
CONTACT: Glencie Rhedrick (980) 202-9866

CITY: McDonough  
TIME: 3:00 PM 
STARTING LOCATION: McDonough Square
5 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA 30253
CONTACT: Jessica Barker (256) 640-2483  

CITY: Savannah
TIME: 3:00 PM 
STARTING LOCATION: Conner’s Temple Baptist Church
509 W Gwinnett St. Savannah, GA
CONTACT: Carry (CJ) Smith magnitudeconsulting@gmail.com  (423) 619-7712

The John Lewis March and Caravan is designed to capture the Spirit of the Late Congressman’s legacy of getting into “Good Trouble.” There will be subsequent Marches held during the month to continue to bring attention to the urgent need for voters to finish the job they started by voting. To view an updated schedule of Marches/Votercades visit votingrightsalliance.org.

About the Peoples Agenda
The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization performing year-round voter registration, education and mobilization in Black communities throughout Georgia. The organization has headquarters in Atlanta and offices in Athens, Albany, Macon, Augusta, LaGrange and Savannah. To donate or volunteer visit www.thepeoplesagenda.org

About TJC
Founded by Barbara Arnwine, president emeritus of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, the Transformative Justice Coalition seeks to be a catalyst for transformative institutional changes that bring about justice and equality in the united states and abroad.

About Rainbow PUSH
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.

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SOURCE Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda; Transformative Justice Coalition

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