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Georgia's 'religion as an excuse' bill is inexcusable
January 26, 2015
Those who abuse women and children use every excuse in the book.
As a marriage and family therapist, I see first-hand the damage that’s done when abusers blame their victims and attempt to manipulate the justice system so they are not held accountable for their despicable acts.
That’s why we should...
Record-breaking election
October 29, 2014
Change isn’t just in the air. It’s already here.
Progressive voters in Georgia are turning out in record numbers to choose a better future for all of us.
WSB-TV: Early voting turnout could break records
Two issues are at the top-of-mind for early voters: education and jobs.
“Education. I have a 9-...
Gov. Deal: Where's the HOPE?
August 11, 2014
Election year pandering is nothing new for many politicians, but Gov. Deal might be the king of it.
Just three years after gutting the HOPE scholarship--the ticket to higher education for thousands of Georgia’s college students--Gov. Deal is pitching a brand new program to encourage adults to head...
Nathan Deal used taxpayer money to secure a personal business deal that made him a multi-millionaire
June 27, 2014
Since becoming governor, Nathan Deal has gone from rags to riches by using taxpayer-funded staff to work on his own personal business deals behind closed doors.
At first, the governor promised no such shady business practices had taken place. Upon taking office as governor, Deal transferred his...

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Posted by Bryan Long on September 16th, 2014

Georgia has been an exceptional state for Nathan Deal to do business.

When Nathan Deal walked into the governor’s office in January 2011, he had just quit Congress to avoid penalties for using his office to strong-arm an exclusive state contract for his Gainesville junkyard.

Without that exclusive government contract, his junkyard started losing money and was in debt by about $2 million. The governor needed to sell it.

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Posted by Bryan Long on February 23rd, 2015

Last week proved to be a terrible week for Sen. Josh McKoon, Rep. Sam Teasley and their proposals to re-write Georgia law to include government-sanctioned discrimination.

And it looks like this week will be even worse for the two lawmakers, as former Republican Attorney General Michael Bowers steps forward to condemn their dangerous bills.

By joining with us today, you can help finish this fight: Sign & Share the petition »

Posted by Amy Morton on February 17th, 2015

Politicians like Gov. Nathan Deal have cut billions from our local public schools, causing larger classes, fewer school days and lingering teacher furloughs.

Now, the same politicians who refused to fully fund our schools have a new scheme to “save” the schools they helped destroy.

Gov. Deal calls it an “Opportunity School District,” but the question is, “opportunity for whom?”

Certainly not for our children or teachers.

Posted by Bryan Long on February 11th, 2015

Sen. Josh McKoon and Rep. Sam Teasley have refused to say how their religious "freedom” bills will be used in Georgia.

Instead, they continue to point to examples of alleged religious persecution that are already protected by the U.S. Constitution and the Georgia Constitution.

Posted by Bryan Long on February 2nd, 2015

Last week, following the lead of two bi-partisan district attorneys, Better Georgia took a strong stand against religion as an excuse legislation.

Under the guise of protecting religious freedom, this bill would provide a new excuse for abusers and leave the fate of victims in the hands of activist judges.

Standing up for victims of child abuse and domestic violence shouldn’t be controversial, and it shouldn’t be partisan.

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