ACLU of Georgia

Press Advisory ACLU of Georgia Executive Director Testifying Today on Classroom Censorship Bill (HB 1084) and Staff Attorney Testifying on Abortion Pill Limits Bill (SB 456) and Trans Sports Bill (SB 435) 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2022

Media contact:  media@acluga.org

WHO

Andrea Young, ACLU of Georgia Executive Director testified at House Subcommittee on Academic Innovation on Classroom Censorship bill (HB 1084). Nneka Ewolonu, ACLU of Georgia Staff Attorney to testified at Senate Health and Human Services on Abortion Pill Limits bill (SB 456) and will testify at Senate Education and Youth on Trans Sports Ban (SB 435) 

 

Read Andrea Young’s testimony.

Read Nneka Ewolonu’s testimony on SB 456.

Read Nneka Ewolonu’s testimony on SB 435.

 

 

WHAT

Testimony at House Subcommittee on Academic Innovation Hearing on HB 1084 (related to classroom censorship).

Testimony at Senate Health and Human Services Committee Hearing on SB 456 (related to limits on abortion-inducing drugs).

Testimony at Senate Education and Youth Committee Hearing on SB 435 (related to banning trans youth from school sports)

 

WHEN

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
SB 456- 10 am

HB 1084- 11:30 am (View here)

SB 435- 2 pm

 

WHERE

SB 456:  Georgia Capitol 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, 450 CAP

HB 1084:  Paul D. Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square SW Atlanta, GA 30334, 506 CLOB

SB 435:  Paul D. Coverdell Legislative Office Building 18 Capitol Square SW Atlanta, GA 30334, 307 CLOB

 

QUOTE

“In my lifetime Georgia has advanced from a state that divided white and black citizens through strict racial segregation to a state that could host the Centennial Olympic Games and welcome people of all races, creeds, and colors. This legislation would deny Georgia’s students the fullness of that story. I want my granddaughter and all Georgia’s school children to love their country and to love the truth. You can’t love one without the other,” said Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia.

“All Georgia students just want to live their lives without intrusion from our state legislature. Transgender students deserve the chance to succeed and thrive like any other student,” Nneka Ewulonu, ACLU of Georgia staff attorney regarding SB 435.

“Medical care should be guided by a patient’s health and well-being, not politics. The evidence is clear: medication abortion is safe and effective. SB 456 is contrary to longstanding medical science and constitutional principles and should not become law,” Nneka Ewulonu, ACLU of Georgia staff attorney regarding SB 456.