Jeremy Spencer used to work for Georgia’s Department of Education. But after racially charged Facebook posts he made came to light, Better Georgia supporters put pressure on the state superintendent to fire him and it worked. In 2016, it came to light that Spencer held some extremely bigoted beliefs. His Facebook was littered with posts… [Read More]
The blatant racism that motivated a Georgia cop to say “we only kill black people” is not an isolated incident. In the last few weeks we’ve seen that same public racism lead State Rep. Jason Spencer to tell a former colleague, former State Rep. LaDawn Jones, that she would not be “met with torch but… [Read More]
State Rep. Jason Spencer told his former colleague LaDawn Jones that people “go missing in the Okefenokee” when they talk about removing statues commemorating the nation’s Confederate history. Threats like this are absolutely unacceptable, particularly in a political climate where people of color are experiencing deadly violence at the hands of white supremacists. After Spencer… [Read More]
It’s prefile time! That means legislators are submitting their first batch of bills, ahead of the 2017 Legislative Session. And the priorities so far? Not promising. Rep. Jason Spencer already proposed (and withdrew) a bill that would have effectively banned women from wearing burqas and niqabs while on public property, including roads and parks. Thankfully,… [Read More]
Vile, racist and bigoted Facebook posts from a top Georgia Department of Education official go so far past the line of acceptable it’s almost hard to believe. Unfortunately, in a time when Donald Trump is surging in the Republican primary, many conservatives believe they can speak without consequences.
Better Georgia hopes this instance leads to the toughest possible consequence: Jeremy Spencer needs to hear his boss say, “You’re Fired!”