ATLANTA--Faith leaders and civil rights activists plan to demonstrate at the Capitol, calling on state lawmakers to expand Medicaid, raise the minimum wage and restore funding to public schools, among other things.
The Moral Monday Georgia coalition is meeting with legislators and holding a mass rally on Jan. 13, the first day of the Legislative Session. The gatherings will be the first in a series of Monday "days of
Speakers at the rally include Fort; the Rev. Timothy McDonald III, pastor, First Iconium Baptist Church; Francis Johnson, President, Georgia NAACP; and North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber; and Georgians directly affected by lack of access to Medicaid The Georgia group has been meeting for weeks to plan its first day of action.
§ 10:30 a.m. 1:30 pm - Visits to legislators at the Georgia State Capitol
§ 2-3:30 pm - Workshop with North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William
Barber at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta.
4-6 p.m., Rally, Georgia State Capitol, Washington Street steps