Press Advisory: ACLU of Georgia Opposes Bill that Tramples First Amendment
Christopher Bruce, political director of the ACLU of Georgia.
Below are copies of ACLU of Georgia testimony and memo with a detailed analysis of SB171 sent to chairman Brian Stricklan and members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary.
ACLU of Georgia testimony on Senate Bill 171, a bill that tramples on and makes a mockery of the First Amendment
“The First Amendment is vital to ensuring we have a free and fair democracy, but Senate Bill 171 tramples on and makes a mockery of the First Amendment. Senate Bill 171 encourages the dehumanization, maiming, and murder of protesters, among a variety of other concerning provisions,” wrote Christopher Bruce, political director of the ACLU of Georgia. “What makes Senate Bill 171 even more concerning is the fact that we know from history that the people who will suffer the most if this legislation were to become law are people of color, as they are most often the targets of drastic law enforcement responses.”
Georgia Senate Committee on Judiciary
Coverdell Legislative Office Building, 307
Link to committee livestream
Tuesday, March 2, 2021