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Month: February 2024

Legislative Update – Day 27

Tomorrow will mark Legislative Day 28, Crossover Day. This is this session’s deadline for legislators in each chamber to pass legislation from one chamber to the next.


An Update on Pain & Power Part II

Thank you to all – community members, partners, and elected officials – for joining us…


Legislative Update – Day 21

Today marks Legislative Day 21, which means we are more than halfway through the legislative session! As we approach Crossover Day in two weeks (February 29), legislators will work to pass legislation from one chamber to the next. Your representatives have voted on promising proposals as well as some extremely harmful ones.


Southern Center for Human Rights Hosts Pain & Power Part II on February 22, 2024

Please join the Southern Center for Human Rights on February 22, 2024 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library for Pain and Power Part II.


SCHR Statement on Senate Bill 63

On the first day of Black History Month, the Georgia State Senate passed SB 63, which is an unconstitutional abridgment of the right to free speech, the presumption of innocence and the prohibition against unreasonable bail.


Georgia Senate Passes Regressive Bill Targeting Cash Bail and Community Support

On February 1, 2024, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 63. This bill, sponsored by Senator Randy Robertson, raises numerous concerns at the Southern Center and among our organizational partners for its potential to negatively impact criminal legal reform efforts throughout Georgia, specifically within the City of Atlanta and Fulton County.