Gov. Deal and his team are going after Better Georgia — again, and you’ll never guess why.
This time, Gov. Deal is complaining because Better Georgia is following the law — the very same law he uses to keep the public from ever knowing who is donating thousands, or even millions, of dollars to secretive organizations set up to push his agenda.
That’s right, this weekend, on the front page of the AJC, James Salzer reported that Deal’s political team has set up secretive “big money funds” that are raking in money from special interests that have business before the state of Georgia.
Instead of answering the reporter’s tough questions, Deal’s team complained about Better Georgia — the organization we’ve built together to hold politicians like Gov. Deal accountable.
The fact is, as Gov. Deal’s team plans to push for an unprecedented power-grab — a takeover of local schools — they’re going to do everything they can to shut us up or shut us down.
We’re not surprised that Gov. Deal is attacking us.
The truth is, for the last five years, no group has done more than Better Georgia to hold Gov. Deal accountable for his corrupt, pay-to-play politics.
Gov. Deal knows that Better Georgia is one of the most successful state-level progressive advocacy groups in the country, and we’re operating behind enemy lines — in a state where conservatives control every statewide office and both chambers of the state legislature.
They know, at Better Georgia, we don’t back down. Ever.
And, we WIN.
Just this year, with your support, we’ve been able to win impressive victories, including standing up for victims of sexual assault by pushing legislation to require the state to account for rape kits and creating an environment where Gov. Deal has no choice but to veto the NRA-supported “Campus Carry” bill and discriminatory “religious liberty” legislation — because we made sure he heard from YOU.
It’s good bet that the very same for-profit special interests that stand to make millions running the local, public schools Gov. Deal plans to seize are pouring money into his coffers right now.
At Better Georgia, our only special interest is YOU.
We are the voice for the millions of Georgians who don’t have a lobbyist at the Gold Dome and who can’t afford to stroke a six or seven figure check to a powerful elected official.
With an army of over 90,000 Facebook followers and more than 7,000 individual donors, Better Georgia is doing what many thought was impossible: balancing the scales in a state where, for too long, the debate has only been between the right and the far right.
Gov. Deal just doesn’t understand that when he attacks Better Georgia, he attacks all of us.
Will you contribute today to send Gov. Deal and his cronies the message that we’ll never give up, and we’ll never back down?
We won’t give in to his bully tactics. Not now. Not ever.
Are you with us?