Today is your final opportunity to speak out concerning reapportionment in Georgia before the called special legislative session in August.  Today’s public hearing is the final in a series held by the Republican-controlled Georgia General Assembly.

I know, it sounds kinda boring and you’re thinking “they won’t pay any attention to what I have to say anyway”.  These are public hearings and your voice is needed.  Reapportionment can have lasting effects on your representation, funding of projects and services that are important to you and your friends, family, and neighbors, and much more.

Don’t let the GOP stifle your voice.  Join me and others as we speak up about reapportionment TODAY from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM.  Your input is vital to this process and  YOUR voice is needed now more than ever.

For up-to-date information and details about the impact of  reapportionment/redistricting check out the Georgia League of Women Voters Redistricting 101 (pdf)

Hope to see you later today!

WHAT:  Final Public Hearing on Georgia Reapportionement
WHEN:  TODAY, Thusday, June 30, 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
WHERE:  Georgia Tech College of Management (Technology Square)
800 W. Peachtree Street NW, LeCraw Auditorium – Suite 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Transportation and parking info below the fold.

Parking Information
The Technology Square parking garage offers visitors hourly and daily parking rates; all driving directions below reference this facility. Additionally, information about other parking options on campus may be found at the 
Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services website

Shuttle Bus and Trolley Information
Georgia Tech operates the “Stinger” shuttle bus and trolley services to provide transportation on campus as well as between the campus and specific areas of midtown Atlanta, i.e., MARTA train stations. Route and schedule information for the “Stinger” shuttle bus and trolley services may be found at the
Georgia Tech Parking and Transportation Services website

Using MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
www.itsmarta.com
Note: MARTA trains are available from Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport and from multiple locations throughout the metro Atlanta area.
• Take the North-South train line to the North Avenue Station (N3)
• Exit onto West Peachtree Street
• Follow West Peachtree Street North to Fifth Street (approximately a five-minute walk)
• The College is located on the left side of the street, at the corner of West Peachtree Street and Fifth Street
Traveling North on Interstate 75 (I-75) and Interstate 85 (I-85)
• Follow either I-75 or I-85 to Exit 250 (10th St, 14th St, Georgia Tech)
• At the top of the ramp, turn right onto 10th St
• At the first light, turn right onto Spring St
• The Technology Square parking garage is on the right at 770 Spring St just past Fifth St and the Georgia Tech Hotel
• The College of Management Building is located across Spring St, in the building with the Barnes and Noble bookstore
Traveling South on Interstate 75 (I-75)
• Follow I-75 to Exit 250 (10th St, 14th St, 16th St.)
• At the top of the ramp, turn left onto 10th St
• At the second light, turn right onto Spring St
• The Technology Square parking garage is on the right at 770 Spring St just past Fifth St and the Georgia Tech Hotel
• The College of Management Building is located across Spring St, in the building with the Barnes and Noble bookstore
Traveling South on Interstate 85 (I-85)
• Follow I-75 South to Exit 249D (North Avenue)
• Turn left onto North Avenue
• Turn left onto West Peachtree Street
• Turn left onto Fifth Street
• Turn left onto Spring Street
• The Technology Square parking garage is on the right at 770 Spring Street, just past Fifth Street
• The College is located across Spring Street, in the building with the Barnes & Noble bookstore

 

 

 

6 Responses to This is your last chance. Be there.

  1. Ed says:

    Great to see those of you who were there.

  2. CatherineAtlanta says:

    I spoke:

    “Good afternoon, Gentlemen. Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. I appreciate being able to speak to you about the concept of reapportionment, as difficult as it is without maps. As you know, more than half of the voters in Georgia are women. Many are active and engaged. I am disappointed that you chose not include any of these dynamic Georgia women to serve in leadership role on this committee.”

    I like to be brief.

  3. sndeak says:

    Speaking at this hearing will put your comments into public record….it may be helpful when/if the republican drafted maps go to court.

  4. JMPrince says:

    The one in Cartersville was well attended, and we had plenty of Dems speaking up. As well as at least 2 suggestions that it would be eminently more fair to let a class of Ga. 5th graders do it. Quicker & more efficient too, as I explained to Rep. Coomer too. So no silence, and not a whole lot of consent seen there either. JMP

  5. Trevor Southerland says:

    I went to the one in Cartersville.

    Silence = Consent

    If you don’t speak out, don’t cry later.

  6. Ed says:

    Because I just bumped this off the top… If the GAGOP has their way, they will bypass a Justice Department review (first time its been controlled by Democrats, coincidentally, since the review was implemented) and go straight to a three-judge panel.

    Now, if they are successful, they will be using that as the first step toward dismantling the VRA.

    Just saying.