Why "Lead On Leave" Matters to Reproductive Justice Activism

In April of this year, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and White House senior advisor and Chair of White House Council on Women and Girls, Valerie Jarrett, announced the launch of their paid leave advocacy tour, "Lead On Leave: Empowering Working Families Across America." The goal for the tour was to promote and advocate for paid leave policies in work environments across the nation, and to educate the public on how these policies can positively affect our economy. The tour kicked off in the city of Seattle but soon made its way to Atlanta. There to address a room full of non-profit and for profit organizations, community leaders, employers and employees of various businesses in Atlanta were Mayor Kasim Reed and Valerie Jarrett. Jane Smith, the Executive Director of LEADS at Spelman College, joined the armchair conversation as the moderator.

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Georgia Coalition for The People’s Agenda, Women Engaged and the New Georgia Project Convene Social Justice Advocates, Elected Officials and Academics to Address the Intersection of Gender, Race and Voting

On the 95th anniversary of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, local nonprofits collaborate to have a multi-generational conversation about Black women and the democratic process.

ATLANTA, GA – This Wednesday, several nonprofit organizations, elected officials, and academics will gather to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, when some American women won the right to vote.  Though great strides have been made towards full equality for women, particularly Black women, there is still a long way to go; participating groups will use this public event as an opportunity to shed light on some of the largest, most pressing issues faced by Georgia women as voters and as advocates.

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Early Voting Period: May 18 - June 5th

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 08:00 AM through June 05, 2020

Early Voting Period: May 18 - June 5th

Avoid long lines and follow best safety practices by taking advantage of the early voting period in your county, Monday through Friday. Visit the MyVoterPage through the Secretary of State to find a polling location near you.

Deadline to submit absentee ballots

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Deadline to submit absentee ballots

If you have received an absentee ballot, it is important that you mail in or drop off your ballot to the appropriate location by this deadline. If you need information about where you can drop off your ballot or where to mail it to please contact your local county election’s office for the correct information. Our trained specialists are also available to assist you, please leave us your information and we will contact you in 48 hours to assist.

If you are unable to submit your ballot on time, you can still vote on election day, though the process may take longer than expected. Be sure to arrive with your absentee ballot on Election to expedite the process. 

Georgia Primary Election Day

Tuesday, June 09, 2020 at 07:00 AM

Georgia Primary Election Day

Before heading to the polls, make sure to check that your polling location has not changed using the MyVoterPage through the Secretary of State. It is important, more than ever, to have a voter plan in place for how you will reach your polling location, stay safe, and access the ballot box. If you or someone needs any assistance navigating this process, one of our trained specialists will assist you. Please visit our Contact Us page, indicate you need assistance with your voter plan and one of our team members will gladly contact you within 48 hours to assist.

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May 2020 Newsletter

Photo Credit to Andrea Gamboa, taken 2017. “Don’t Call it a Come Back, WE’ve Been Here for Years!” Hello Supporters of WE! In the words of Hip Hop legend LL Cool J, “Don’t call it a comeback..” Women Engaged has been here for years!  Yet, I am excited to share... READ MORE »

Census Info

The 2020 census is here and you are a part of that count. Every ten years the government takes a count of U.S citizens. These numbers are used to allocate resources to your family and your community. Resources that contribute to the businesses in your community, the number of elected... READ MORE »

Vote in Upcoming Election

There is currently one candidate representing each major party in the 2020 Presidential Primaries. Why participate? By casting your vote in the primaries, you are letting your political voice be heard, no matter how many candidates are on the ballot. It is your way of saying “I’m here!” Now that... READ MORE »
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