ACLU of Georgia

Press Advisory: “Save Our Democracy” Tour Launch

ACLU of Georgia, Common Cause Georgia, Georgia Redistricting Alliance, Represent Georgia, and Spread The Vote to continue momentum for reform to produce fair legislative districts maps that create equal representation for all Georgians.


Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato


American Civil Liberties Union Georgia (See quote below.)
Common Cause Georgia (See quote below.)
Georgia Redistricting Alliance 
Represent Georgia
Spread The Vote 
An educational and lively “Save Our Democracy Tour” presentation that will cover Voting 101, voting system integrity, redistricting reform, and election protection.
September 5 – November 3, 2018
The statewide tour includes 16 events throughout Georgia: Albany, Athens, Augusta, Canton, Dalton, Ellijay, Lilburn, Macon, Marietta, McDonough, Milledgeville, Newnan, Rome, Savannah, Valdosta. A tour agenda follows.  
Athens – Sept. 5, Athens-Clarke County Library, 6 to 8 p.m.
Macon  – Sept. 8, Macon Marriott City Center, 2 to 4 p.m.
Milledgeville – Sept. 8, Georgia State College, 7 to 9 p.m.
Augusta – Sept. 9, 823 Telfair Street, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Albany – Sept. 22, Microbusiness Enterprise Center, 5 to 7 p.m.
Valdosta – Sept. 23, 2906 Julia Drive, 3 to 5 p.m.
McDonough – Sept. 29, Hood Street Art Center, 2 to 4 p.m.
Dalton – Oct. 5, Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library, 5 to 7 p.m.
Canton – Oct. 6, 116 Brown Industrial Parkway, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Savannah – Oct. 7, Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance, 2 to 4 p.m.
Ellijay – Oct. 8, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, 6 to 8 p.m.
Marietta – Oct. 20, Fair Oaks Park Recreation Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rome – Oct. 20, Sarah Hightower Library, 2 to 4 p.m.
Lilburn – Oct. 21, New Mercies, 3 to 5 p.m.
Newnan – Oct. 27, Newnan Carnegie Library, 2 to 4 p.m.
Atlanta – Nov. 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 613, 2 to 4 p.m.

The tour will continue to build momentum for nonpartisan reforms that produce fair legislative districts maps that create equal representation for all Georgians.

ACLU of Georgia
“Voters should pick their leaders rather than politicians picking their voters, a practice that we have been fighting since the 1960’s” said Andrea Young, ACLU of Georgia executive director. “We will continue to fight to create throughout the state district lines that are fair to all voters.”

Common Cause Georgia
“Politicians in Georgia have been gaming the system for too long, drawing district lines in ways that put their own interests ahead of the voters they’re supposed to serve,” said Sara Henderson, executive director of Common Cause Georgia. “The more people understand about this issue, the more empowered they are to advocate for a nonpartisan process to draw district lines that end this partisan process once and for all.”