(ATLANTA, Ga.) — NEWS: As the U.S. Senate continues to discuss voting rights amid national efforts to disenfranchise voters, the new Lincoln County Board of Elections will vote Wed. Jan. 19, 2022 on whether to close all polling places except one. A coalition of voting rights activists will present a petition to the board at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19, and a press conference will follow at 4 p.m. The petition drive was coordinated by the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda (The Peoples Agenda), Common Cause Georgia, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and Black Voters Matter.
Local activists and community members helping to coordinate are: Rev. Denise Freeman, civil/human rights activist, Bishop Willie Jackson, Christ Centered Outreach Ministry, and Rev. Christopher Johnson, Augusta Interfaith Coalition.
WHO: Press Conference Speakers:
Helen Butler, executive director, The Peoples Agenda
Rev. Denise Freeman, civil/human rights activist, Lincoln County
Bishop Willie Jackson, Christ Centered Outreach Ministry
Rev. Christopher Johnson, Augusta Interfaith Coalition
Fenika Miller, Sr. state organizing manager, Black Voters Matter Fund
Aunna Dennis, executive director, Common Cause Georgia
WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE on closure of polling places in Lincoln County, Ga.
WHEN: DATE: Wednesday Jan. 19, 2022 — TIME: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Lincoln County Board of Elections (In front of the building); 160 May Avenue, Lincolnton, GA 30817
HOW: For more information contact Edrea Davis firstname.lastname@example.org or 818.613.9521 (text/cell).
ABOUT THE PEOPLE’S AGENDA
Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization performing year-round voter registration, education and mobilization in Black communities throughout Georgia. Led by board chair, Rev. J. A. Milner, and Butler, the organization has headquarters in Atlanta and offices in Athens, Albany, Macon, Augusta, LaGrange and Savannah.
For more information visit https://thepeoplesagenda.org/ or email email@example.com or call the People’s Agenda at (404) 653-1199.
Related link: https://www.thepeoplesagenda.org/
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