On the TBS show Full Frontal this week, comedian Samantha Bee aimed her stinging political satire at Ga. Sen. Renee Unterman, who is blocking a rape kit bill that would help deliver justice for rape victims. The bill has unanimous, bi-partisan support in the House, but Unterman insists that we don’t need a the law… [Read More]
Better Georgia learned today that Secretary of State Brian Kemp has abandoned his attempt to hire Nathan Deal’s former press secretary through a no-bid contract.
Kemp’s decision to cancel the contract follows a formal protest filed by Better Georgia with the state’s Department of Administrative Services.
Sen. Josh McKoon and Rep. Sam Teasley don’t like the ads we published in their hometown newspapers on Monday. Apparently, these two Georgia lawmakers stopped working on their bill after they came up with the clever title: “The Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” These bills do nothing to restore religious freedom, which is protected by the… [Read More]
When our elected officials put pure politics ahead of what’s best for Georgia families, Better Georgia holds them accountable. That’s why we published full-page ads in today’s hometown newspapers of Sen. Josh McKoon and Rep. Sam Teasley. We’re telling voters in their home districts that, under the guise of supporting “religious freedom,” Sen. McKoon and… [Read More]
After researching the issue, Better Georgia is endorsing medical marijuana and calling on lawmakers to take action in the coming year. From The AJC: “Better Georgia endorses medical marijuana” In May and June 2014, we conducted a confidential survey on marijuana regulation. More than 8,000 Georgians from across the political spectrum participated in the informal survey and… [Read More]
In this Sunday’s New York Times, the newspaper published the first in a series of articles exploring the politics and policies of states, like Georgia, that are controlled entirely by one party monopolies. Anyone who doubts that progressive candidates and policies can prevail in Georgia in 2014 should read this article. One thing is crystal… [Read More]
With an FBI and federal grand jury investigation underway, Gov. Nathan Deal’s team is in full-blown panic mode. Instead of coming clean, they’re blaming Better Georgia for exposing the multiple growing scandals that threaten the governor’s bid for re-election in 2014. Make no mistake: Gov. Deal and his corporate-funded rightwing allies will not give up… [Read More]
Better Georgia filed the following Open Records Act requests on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (1 of 4 – Governor’s Office) (2 of 4 – Department of Revenue) (3 of 4 – Department of Driver Services) (4 of 4 – Georgia Technology Authority)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a profile of Better Georgia in a two-column article on the front of today’s Metro section. The article shows why our work is important and reveals how we’ve already been successful. Rarely has a no-comment generated such impassioned response. After Gov. Nathan Deal’s office said he wouldn’t chime in on a left-leaning… [Read More]
At a time when far-right politicians increasingly control our state, I’m proud to say that I’m a lifelong progressive. It’s in my blood. My father, Billy Stuckey, represented Georgia’s 8th Congressional district for 10 years and my grandfather, Williamson Sylvester Stuckey, served in the Georgia Legislature. I vividly recall as a child, while attending a… [Read More]