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Georgia Rural Urban Summit News

March 9, 2020

 

Call to Action

 

Stand with Athens-Clarke Board of Elections: Pack the Hearing!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00 am, 1197 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30605

The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections and Registration, exercising its legal right and responsibility, voted to use hand marked paper ballots in the presidential preference primary, In light of problems the expensive new voting system presents for voters, which include violating the right to a secret ballot and oversized voting equipment far exceeds the space capacity of many polling places. Reducing the required number of voting stations will cause unacceptably long lines, making it difficult or impossible for some voters to cast a ballot. Now the State of GA is going after Athens-Clarke for protecting its voters. The SOS has called an “emergency hearing” which needs a packed house to fight for paper ballots. https://www.facebook.com/events/2516411708607820/

Update – House Bill 994, the “Street Gang Bill”. This is the dangerous bill first introduced last week. Since then, because of the intense opposition to the bill, the authors amended the original legislation and introduced a new version. It’s only slightly watered down — it remains a harmful, unnecessary, and discriminatory bill that further criminalizes children. Four prosecuting attorneys from across Georgia — two Republican, two Democrat — testified in hearings on House Bill 994 this week. All of them stated on record that this bill was unnecessary and that Georgia’s gang prevention laws were already the most severe in the United States. Still, on a partisan vote, the committee passed the bill out and it could come up for a vote at any time on the House floor. Call your House member http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx

Supreme irony at best, supreme idiocy at worst: The Senate has passed SB 224 out of committee and is could vote any day. It is a bill that relaxes gun laws in several ways. The proposed changes include making it harder to criminally charge people who brandish their guns, expanding access for licensed gun-toters to houses of worship and some courthouses and letting gun owners with minor drug convictions keep their carry licenses. It also would force police to sell confiscated guns, rather than melt them down. Do you think it’s a good idea to allow people to pull a gun on you? Isn’t it also a contradiction to be prioritizing the Anti-Gang bill and at the same time making it legal to brandish a gun? Pulling out a gun is what gangs do! Get your fingers dialing your Senator today http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx

SB 357 is also eligible for Senate floor vote, narrower than SB 224, it covers allowing some gun owners to carry weapons in the state’s places of worship, and schools operated by those religious organizations. Tell your Senator, NO http://www.legis.ga.gov/en-US/default.aspx

 

This Week

  1. Monday, March 9, 8:30 am – noon –LGBTQ/Georgia Equality Lobby Day 2020. Make your voice heard and stand up for LGBTQ equality in Georgia at our Lobby Day at the Capitol. This event will provide a free training on how to educate state legislators on issues and policy that affect LGBTQ Georgians. Following the training, participants will stand united under the Gold Dome to put the training into action. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with their representative in the House and Senate. Training and a light breakfast are provided to all attendees. Spots are limited so for more info, location and more, RSVP tohttps://secure.everyaction.com/3lENfQhB50uABzFSKkLqjg2?emci=b14b65c7-564f-ea11-a94c-00155d039e74&emdi=ea000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&ceid=
  2. Monday, March 9, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm –Lobby Day. Project South, GLAHR, WWA and BAJI hosts at the Capitol. Participants will focus on bills that target immigrants, communities of color and in particular Black and Brown youth. This will include supporting intersectional efforts to defeat HB 994, the “Anti-Gang Bill” that criminalizes and treats youth, as young as 13 years old, as adults for various activities. FB event page athttps://www.facebook.com/events/891780401277097/
  3. Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm –Stopping the Specter of Mining in the Okefenokee. Social time 7:00, program begins 7:30. Featured speaker: Ricky Leroux, Sierra Club Georgia Chapter communications coordinator. The unique ecosystem in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has been threatened time and again with the specter of disruptive mining. Come learn about the history of this issue, what has been going on lately, and what we can do to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from destruction. RSVP has Sierra Club office location and more info athttps://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?id=7013q000002CF4zAAG&formcampaignid=7013q000002CE5bAAG&data=6bbb90395bf6f27adb03ddcce187387f75d326a825e127f2db5808728649689f59a2b38451358c616a93bd490c407c43&utm_campaign=newsletter
  4. Thursday, March 12, 9:00 – 11:00 am –Immigrant Rights Thursdays. Attend from 9am-11am at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building where you’ll get a brief training on how to talk to your legislators, as well as information about bills or issues that are being worked on. From there, participants will walk over to the Capitol where you’ll have a chance to talk to your representatives. March 12 meet-up location is room CLOB 514. Co-sponsor organizations: Georgia Shift, FWD.us, BAJI, Southern Poverty Law Center, Latino Community Fund -LCF Georgia, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. New American Pathways. (Next two Thursdays also scheduled. The room will change to CLOB 605)
  5. Friday-Saturday, March 13-14 –Conference: Jobs with Justice Network. National 2020 JwJ Conference will be convening partners to take a dive deep into conversations about how to evolve organizing and collective bargaining strategies to a 21st century framework. At this conference, workers are strategists and organizers bring their own authentic stories. To be held Atlanta Convention Center at Americasmart, 240 Peachtree St, Level 200, Atlanta, 30303. To register and for more info, go to

 

Save the Date

  1. Wednesday, March 18, 8:00 am – 12:15 pm –End School to Prison Pipeline (STPP).The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is hosting a series of legislative advocacy days at the Capitol. The Georgia Coalition Working to End the STPP will co-host the March 18th Advocacy Day. The focus for the day will be Ending the School to Prison Pipeline. This is the culmination of our Parent Leadership Institute (PLI) TheRemix! and a continuation of the From Lockers to Lockdown: Black Boys, Special Education and the School to Prison Pipeline series.  Come learn how to advocate for legislation that improves education outcomes for Georgia’s children. The event is free and breakfast is provided. Get more details and register at:  https://gcdd.org/public-policy/legislative-priorities/advocacy-days-2020.html
  2. Wednesday, March 18, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm –How Far Yet to Go? The State of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today. In honor of Women’s History Month, this free lunch brings together local partners such as 9 to 5, advocates, researchers, and organizers for networking, education, and action. Join in to discuss the opportunity that women have in 2020 to dramatically change the political landscape and advance a pro-woman agenda. To be held at the Freight Depot – Blue Room, 65 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, 30303. RSVP athttps://action.aclu.org/webform/ga-how-far-yet
  3. Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8:30 pm –Social & Legislative Update. Join Brionté McCorkle from Georgia Conservation Voters and Sierra Club’s legislative lobbyists for a crash course in all things lobbying, environmental policy, and more. The sheer number of bills, legislative jargon, and life-prohibitive hours of Legislative Session may seem like insurmountable barriers to advocating for climate action at the Capitol. By learning more about the key bills the Sierra Club is monitoring and breaking down lobbying into tangible strategies and tactics, we hope this evening will be a fun and accessible space to build community and encourage more engagement in the legislative process. At Manuel’s. RSVP athttps://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7013q000002CCBvAAO
  4. Saturday, March 21, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm –Children, Youth & Young Adult Summit. Health care services and more! The Summit will consist of: Free Giveaways and Door Prizes, 75 Vendors covering Health Screenings, County Health Services, Counseling & Mental Health Service, Community Nutritional Programs, Youth Recreational Summer Programs, Youth Mentoring Programs, Youth & Adult Educational Services, Teen Summer Jobs, Public Safety Jobs, DeKelb County Career Opportunities, Free Community Programs, Court Services and more. To be held at St. Phillip AME Church, 240 Candler Road Southeast, Atlanta, 30317. Located at the intersection of Memorial Dr. and Candler Rd with huge lot for free parking.)
  5. Monday, March 23, 8:45 – 10:00 am –People-Powered Prosperity. Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, 9to5, Faith in Public Life, and Small Business Majority will host this Capitol event and highlight the women of People-Powered Prosperity. March is Women’s History Month, the perfect time to inspire, educate and spur action among the diverse, growing and motivated civically engaged women across the state. Join us for Women-Powered Prosperity Day. To be held in Room 2126 at the Georgia State Capitol. This is a free to attend event but please RSVP and look at agenda athttps://gbpi.org/2020/women-powered-prosperity-day/
  6. Monday/Tuesday, March 23-24 –(Augusta) Savannah River Site (SRS) Citizens Advisory Board.This quarterly meeting will be at the Snelling Conference Center 3165 Washington Rd, Suite D, Augusta. Are you interested in traveling with WAND from Atlanta? Would you like to join in developing our Nuclear Harm Reduction strategies? Well, your help is needed.  Add your voice for a Healthy Prosperous and Prepared Burke County and Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). Meeting schedule and location at https://cab.srs.gov/library/schedules/full_board/2020FullBoardSchedule.pdf?utm_source=RSOTU+Announcement+1&utm_campaign=RSOTU+Announcement+1&utm_medium=email%20For%20more%20information%20contact%20joanie@georgiawand.org
  7. Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 pm –Interfaith Children’s Movement General Meeting. To be held at the Episcopal Church of the epiphany, 2089 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta. Meeting agenda will focus on the ICM “Looking Forward Agenda”. Participants will discuss: advocacy, legislative updates, strategic initiatives, growing the movement, member engagement, supporting the youth alliance, volunteer opportunities and more. There will also be an introduction of ICM Board member nominees. More athttps://www.icmgeorgia.org/
  8. Wednesday, April 1, 5:30-9:00 pm –Make a Difference to New Americans. Chai Pani Decatur is hosting a Dine Out for a Cause dinner to benefit New American Pathways. This day commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980. A portion of all proceeds will go to support New AP’s programs. Reservations are not needed, just join in on April 1st to say “Refugees Welcome!”  Spread the word. Chai Pani is at 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Decatur.
  9. April 16, noon – 1:00 pm –(Athens) Constitutional Originalism: A Debate. UGA Law’s American Constitution Society and Federalist Society chapters are co-sponsoring a debate on the practical and theoretical merits of the “Originalist” theory of Constitutional interpretation. Defending Originalism will be Ilan Wurman, a professor at Arizona State. Criticizing Originalism will be Eric Segall, a member of ACS and a professor at Georgia State with expertise in Constitutional theory and interpretation. ACS event page athttps://www.acslaw.org/event/constitutional-originalism-a-debate/

… and looking at some of the Capitol related events – General Assembly convened on Monday, January 13 and is now expected to be in session until early April

March 9, LGBTQ/Georgia Equality Lobby Day 2020. 8:30 am – noon. Make your voice heard and stand up for LGBTQ equality in Georgia for Lobby Day at the Capitol. This event will provide a free training on how to educate state legislators on issues and policy that affect LGBTQ Georgians. Following the training, participants will stand united under the Gold Dome to put the training into action. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with their representative in the House and Senate. Training and a light breakfast are provided to all attendees.

March 9, Immigrant and Refugee Education and Advocacy Day. Sponsored by Project South and others. More details to follow. Prior to this day you can find info on co-sponsorships, train-the-trainer (March 6), rapid response teams and more by showing your interest at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclzwE1GEWwmtg-a5KiHSA6Dh4pviH7cAphSmtad8FF27QJbA/viewform

March 9-13, – Disability Community Artwork Exhibition. On display 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Sloppy Floyd Building lobby. For more info contact aarti@synergieswork.org

March 12 – Immigrant Rights Thursdays. Attend from 9am-11am at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building where you’ll get a brief training on how to talk to your legislators, as well as information about bills or issues that are being worked on. From there, participants will walk over to the Capitol where you’ll have a chance to talk to your representatives! March 12 meet-up location is room CLOB 514. Co-sponsor organizations: Georgia Shift, FWD.us, BAJI, Southern Poverty Law Center, Latino Community Fund -LCF Georgia, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. New American Pathways

March 12, Common Cause Lobby Day. 9:00 am, Capitol Building Room 123. Legislative updates and then lobbying of legislators. More info contact cbattles@commoncause.org

March 12, – 3rd Annual Clean 13 Water Heroes Celebration. To be held at Mason Fine Art, Atlanta. Celebrate the 2019 Clean 13 Water Heroes and learn about the amazing work they are doing to protect and conserve Georgia’s water resources. Learn more about the Clean 13 Celebration, sponsor and purchase tickets at https://www.gawater.org/clean-13  Early Bird ticket prices end on January 27th.

March 17, – Children’s Day at the Capitol. A day that unites child advocates from across the state to be a powerful voice for Georgia’s children. Details upcoming but mark your calendar now.

March 19 – Immigrant Rights Thursdays. Attend from 9am-11am at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building where you’ll get a brief training on how to talk to your legislators, as well as information about bills or issues that are being worked on. From there, participants will walk over to the Capitol where you’ll have a chance to talk to your representatives. March 19 meet-up location is room CLOB 605. Co-sponsor organizations: Georgia Shift, FWD.us, BAJI, Southern Poverty Law Center, Latino Community Fund -LCF Georgia, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. New American Pathways

March 21, – 10 year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. Celebrate & Defend: A rally for the ACA at Historic Fourth Ward Park (Greenspace D)

March 19 – Immigrant Rights Thursdays. Attend from 9am-11am at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building where you’ll get a brief training on how to talk to your legislators, as well as information about bills or issues that are being worked on. From there, participants will walk over to the Capitol where you’ll have a chance to talk to your representatives. March 26 meet-up location is room CLOB 605. Co-sponsor organizations: Georgia Shift, FWD.us, BAJI, Southern Poverty Law Center, Latino Community Fund -LCF Georgia, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. New American Pathways

March 31 – Caesar Chavez Day at the Capitol. GALEO’s 13th Annual event honoring Chavez and winners of essay contests. From 1:00-2:00 pm. More details coming soon.

 

Of Interest

  1. Your 2021 State Budget. Georgia Budget and Policy Institute provides, in plain language, the complexities of the Governor’s proposals and updates on the House and Senate adjustments. https://gbpi.org/2020/overview-of-georgias-2021-fiscal-year-budget/
  2. Volunteer as nonpartisan poll monitor for March 24 Primary. No experience required. Common Cause GA will train you, give you all the resources you need, and be available to assist you on election day. After all, this is one of the most important things they at Common Cause GA, if not the most important thing … help protect Georgia’s elections. With CC partners in the Election Protection Coalition led by the GA Coalition for the People’s Agenda and the Lawyer’s Committee hotline, they’ve trained and sent out hundreds of grassroots, non-partisan volunteers to polling locations across Georgia to assist voters and protect access to the ballot on election day. And it’s time to do it again. On March 24th, Georgians will vote in the presidential primary. As we saw this past November, anything can happen with the new machines! And we know that there’s always the potential for voter suppression as well as voter confusion. We need your help. Volunteer to be a non-partisan poll monitor on March 24, 2020. Your help needed, so go to Election Protection Poll Monitor sign-up athttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVp0Os4-3G4oSyUe4fYKgglDEAQmQbKhM8tReutVahhyaDJw/viewform?link_id=0&can_id=f430912c3e05ed351e1f71941d3ee3b6&source=email-protecting-georgias-elections&email_referrer=email_708262&email_subject=protecting-georgias-elections
  3. Now more reasons than ever to volunteer to register, engage, and protect voters. You have many opportunities to make a difference thanks to Indivisible GA 04, Indivisible Georgia District 10, and Swing Left for these opportunities. Local and statewide opportunities, dates and more info athttps://www.facebook.com/159ga/posts/2797645143689622
  4. Free Workshop: How to Be an Effective Advocate and Influence Legislators. Get your groups’ members ready for advocacy days during session. This workshop will help each participant become familiar with and develop their existing skills around social justice legislation. Trainees will learn how to create their own advocacy strategies to interact with all types of legislators, Conservative, Progressive or Moderate. Participants will practice skills and leave with practical advice and abilities to achieve advocacy objectives. Contact Jeff Willard at Tzedek Georgia by emailingpursuejustice@comcast.net
  5. Resources for you or friends who needFree Immigration Helpall over the US, just click on the appropriate state https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/index

 

Job Opportunities

Most Recent Job Opportunity listings received. For job descriptions, details and qualifications; follow the contact or application instructions included below.

 

On-going Job Fairs: State site http://www.dol.state.ga.us/Access/Service/ListCurrentJobFairs

Also: There is an excellent page on Cong. Hank Johnson’s website that has links to job openings, career planning, job fairs, recruiters, job search engines, etc. Check it out at https://hankjohnson.house.gov/resources/hanks-jobs-page

 

Patch resources:

 

Don’t underestimate this resource! The local Patch websites have both news and job opportunities included. Hundreds of jobs this week at https://patch.com/georgia/atlanta/m/jobs

For open positions go to https://patch.com/georgia/atlanta/classifieds/jobs  You can check by zip code for more local openings. There are multiple listings for management and staff positions in retail, medical, office and other categories. Also: if you need help preparing to apply for any jobs, this site also has free resume templates, resume samples, formatting help and resume builder.

 

DeKalb County Mobile Career Center. The mobile unit brings job assistance to residents of DeKalb by conveniently traveling all over the county. More on the program and then link to the monthly calendar of unit locations at https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/worksource-dekalb/mobile-career-center-description

WorkSource DeKalb Program designed to connect DeKalb County residents to eligible training providers and employers in a centralized location. The program equips DeKalb County residents and employers with resources to assist individuals in overcoming barriers to employment, education and economic development. For more information about Workforce Wednesday, contact Chanell Davis at 404.371.4996 or cdavis@dekalbcountyga.gov  For more information about WorkSource DeKalb, visit https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/workforce-center/welcome-workforce-development or call 404. 687.3400

 

Openings:   

 

Various positions – Sugar Bowl Bakery 

The bakery is set to move into an existing facility located at 3301 Montreal Industrial Way in the Northlake area. The new positions available will include bakery management, production, quality assurance, maintenance and sanitation. Anyone who is interested in working at the facility can download a job application online or send their resume to Tucker_Jobs@sugarbowlbakery.com (Online application download at https://sugarbowlbakery.com/#careers )

 

Outreach Manager – Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

Position description, duties, qualifications and how to apply at https://gbpi.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

 

2020 Election Field Coordinators – Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) 

Are you looking for a new career or job opportunity? Know someone who is looking for a job?  GALEO is seeking bilingual (Spanish/English) persons to assist efforts during 2020 election cycles. Job Description is posted at https://galeo.org/hiring-galeo-county-field-coordinators/ These will be full-time positions. If interested in these, please email resume to jerry@galeo.org

 

Several Positions – The Atlanta Zoo

Fifteen positions currently listed, indoor and outdoor jobs. Seasonal and permanent. See online application and openings at http://zooatlanta.atsondemand.com/

 

Voter Registration Director- Georgia Conservation Voters

Learn more and apply at https://gcvoters.org/careers/

 

(2) Development Associate and Grants Manager & Headwaters Outreach Manager – Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Get job descriptions, qualifications and how to apply at https://chattahoochee.org/about/jobs-and-internships/

 

Part-Time Canvassers – Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

GALEO is also seeking part-time canvassers for local elections and for 2020 Census work.  Please email jerry@galeo.org  for details.

 

Various Positions – Northside Hospital

For Non-clinical and medical professionals opportunities, visit this site and at the top click on Career Areas for (literally) hundreds of jobs https://jobs.northside.com/career-areas/nursing/?utm_source=sf-email&utm_source=newspaper&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cmg-cn-atlnp&utm_campaign=8521084&ecmp=newspaper_email&:%20&iaccess=ZTAwYWJjNmMtMGM5Yi00MTg3LTljYjctNDVjYzRjNmQ3YzQ4fDYvNy8yMDE5IDg6Mzg6MTggQU18ZW1haWw%3D

 

Various Nursing & Support Positions – Emory (11 locations)

Go to https://nursing-emory.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&hashed=-435620505&mobile=false&width=1190&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240+and+scroll+through.+Mostly+nursing+jobs+but+also+some+clerical+and+specialized+support+positions.

 

Newspaper Carrier – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. From 12am-5am during the week and 12am-7am on Sundays. Hours vary depending on the route size and location. Routes begin around midnight and are ideally completed by 5:30am M-F,6:30am Sat and 7am on Sunday. More info and link to apply at https://www.ajc.com/marketing/deliver-real-journalism/XterKVkC7o8F2MQyZuXLpL/

 

 

Various Positions – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Nurses, management, support services and more. Huge expansion of facilities offers new opportunities frequently. Go to www.careers.choa.org For consultation with the recruitment team, email careers@choa.org

 

Social Security Administration

Special opportunity and qualifications: The Social Security Offices in Covington and Griffin, Georgia are looking to hire applicants who are bilingual, and are either, recent graduates, veterans, or have a disability. Apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526177100

 

Various Positions – ALDI 

ALDI is expanding in GA and opening new stores around the state. Full & part-time, manager trainees, store staffing and more at https://careers.aldi.us/location/georgia-jobs/61/6252001-4197000/3

 

Field Staff, IT positions, Area Managers – U.S. Census Bureau

Various levels of jobs, Area Managers listed first (so keep scrolling down for more openings) at https://www.census.gov/about/regions/atlanta/jobs/all.html

 

Several Positions – Planned Parenthood Southeast

Call Center, Health Center, Clinical, Medical. Both Associate and Management level positions available in Georgia and the region. Find out details at https://plannedparenthoodext.hire.com/joblist.html

 

If you are in Cobb County, or can work there, check out www.cobbworks.org There are dozens of varied jobs from entry level on up, white collar and blue collar. Full job descriptions and requirements are listed as well as application information.

 

Multiple Positions – Georgia State University

Georgia State has a number of job opportunities, in several categories full and part-time. Go to https://jobs.gsu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1326752199805 and follow the guide to jobs and application.