Georgia is going through a mental health crisis. People with mental illness are not getting the care they need and are ending up in jails and prisons at an alarming rate. Once incarcerated, their mental health crises are considered bad behavior and are punished. They are surrounded by guards and officers who don’t understand mental health… [Read More]
2018 will be a huge year in Georgia politics. We can use our votes to elect elected officials who will stand up to Trump, protect the rights of Georgians and fix education. Governor There are only about seven short months before we elect our next governor. And the primary is right around the corner next… [Read More]
Another Ga. Republican lawmaker is being sued for sexual harassment in the courtroom. Sen. David Shafer, who is also a leading Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is referring to the accusation that he sexually harassed a veteran lobbyist as “politics, not the truth.” The lobbyist making the accusation, a 20-year Capitol veteran, said Shafer retaliated… [Read More]
Atlanta Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis held a press conference Wednesday pushing for stronger gun control laws, in the wake of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. Lewis, as well as several other House Democrats, is calling for a bill that would strengthen firearm background checks. Lawmakers also want a bipartisan Select Committee on… [Read More]
Better Georgia’s communication director Brandon Hanick sat down with The Athens Banner-Herald’s Andrew Shearer to talk about Cause + Effect, the new Georgia progressive film festival hosted by Alliance for a Better Georgia. Here’s what they had to say about the Georgia issues-based film festival, documentary filmmaking and the Athens art scene.