ACLU of Georgia

Press Advisory: ACLU of Georgia and Coalition Partners Respond to Gov. Kemp Signing an Unconstitutional Bill That Jeopardizes Women’s Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019

Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato media@acluga.org

WHO

 Sister Song – Monica Simpson, Executive Director
 Planned Parenthood Southeast – Staci Fox, CEO/President
 ACLU of Georgia – Andrea Young, Executive Director
 SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!, Inc. – Dr. Krystal Redman, Executive Director
 NARAL – Laura Simmons, State Director
 National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum –Roula AbiSamra, Georgia Organizer
 Feminist Women’s Health Center – Wula Dawson, Director of Development and Communications
 Amplify GA – Jaira Burke, Campaign Manager
 URGE – Eshe Shukura, Georgia Organizer
 ARC-Southeast – Quita Tinsley, Deputy Director
 Georgia Alliance for Social Justice – Fallon McClure, Board Member
 Women Engaged — Michelle Wilson, Program Manager  

WHAT
Press Conference
 
WHEN
Tuesday, May 7th
10:30 a.m. 
(Immediately following the Governor’s 10:00 a.m. press conference)
 
WHERE
Sidewalk on the Washington Street side of the State Capitol. 
Despite repeated attempts to obtain a space inside the capitol, no response has been received as of the issuance of this press advisory. 
 
QUOTE
“Women are leaders in this state, a state that for 50 years has respected a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health decisions. Today’s women can only thrive in a state that protects their most basic rights — the right to choose when and whether to start or expand a family. Georgia can’t afford to go backwards on women’s health and rights,” stated Andrea Young, Executive Director of the ACLU of Georgia. “We will act to block this assault on women’s health, rights, and self-determination.”

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