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Tough Week in Georgia But We Did Win Important Court Case

The week of May 1 was a hard one. We won an important court battle for the Sixth District and lost the fight to save the ACA in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the effort to keep Georgia public campuses safe when Gov. Deal signed HB280 Campus Carry into law.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten ruled that voter registration for the special election runoff was to reopen until May 21, as part of a broader lawsuit by a Washington-based advocacy group, which last month accused Georgia of violating federal law by reducing the amount of time residents have to register to vote. www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/federal-judge-orders-georgia-reopen-voter-registration-ahead-6th-district-runoff/ZeJBoBDNllqHU7JGtnUzcN/

In any fight, there are set backs. For every step we take forward, there are two steps back. Don’t lose sight of the goal line. In fact, circle May 16 and June 20 on the calendars. If you live in Georgia Senate District 32 go vote on May 16 to turn it blue. If you live in the Sixth Congressional District, vote on June 20 and flip it.

Take the defeats of May 1 and turn them into battle cries. To affect change, we must vote. Stand up and be counted. We need more progressives in the Golden Dome and in Congress. Let’s do this. #159LetsDoThis #159StayStrong