ACLU of Georgia

Press Advisory: TODAY- ACLU of Georgia Testifying in Opposition to HB 286, a Bill That Deprives Cities, Counties Control Over Local Police Budgets

FORE IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2021

Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato media@acluga.org

WHO
Christopher Bruce, Political Director
American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia
Link to testimony

WHAT
Senate Public Safety Committee Public Hearing on HB 286
Link to ACLU of Georgia memo to Senate committee members

WHEN
Thursday March 18, 2021
1:00PM

WHERE
Mezzanine 1, State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia
Link to livestream

QUOTE
“By limiting the ability for local governments to enact police reform and accountability through reductions in police budgets, House Bill 286 stands in the way of one of the meaningful methods of police reform and in turn, it stands in the way of the ability for local governments to work towards fulfilling the promise of this nation – life, liberty and the equality of opportunity for all,” said Christopher Bruce, political director of the ACLU of Georgia.

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