Georgia Equality to offer free citizen advocacy training

The Phillip Rush Center is located at 1530 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307.

The 2013 legislative session under the iconic Gold Dome begins Monday, Jan. 14.

The top priority for Georgia Equality in the upcoming session will be introducing and passing a LGBT state employment protection bill that would prevent state employees from being fired on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. A similar bill introduced last year received some bipartisan support but faltered in committee.

Other bills with LGBT impact include HB 12, a hate crimes bill, and HB 16, a bill that would require primary and secondary institutions of education to issue annual reports on incidents of bullying. Both bills have been prefiled by Rep. Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta), one of three openly lesbian lawmakers in the Georgia General Assembly.

Other goals for Georgia Equality include expanding Georgia’s Medicaid program, which could help the state permenantly eliminate its AIDS Drugs Assistance Program waiting list.

To register for the training, please click here.


Top photo: Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham (file)