At least eight Democratic members of the House were among about 200 people arrested Tuesday after they blocked a main street near the Capitol during a massive rally seeking to push Republicans to hold a vote on a stalled immigration reform bill.
Dozens of supporters of the Affordable Care Act rallied outside the office of Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens Thursday. Democratic state lawmakers and members from organizations like Georgia’s AFL-CIO and Protect Your Care said they were disappointed by Hudgens’s recent remarks about the ACA, commonly called ObamaCare.
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP and other organizations are planning a motorcade and rally to urge the Department of Justice to file federal charges — including civil rights violations — against George Zimmerman. Organizers say a motorcade of about 200 bikers is expected to travel from the Stonecrest Mall east of Atlanta to the Georgia State Capitol Sunday afternoon.
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is asking state lawmakers to end capital punishment. NAACP state president Edward Dubose said at a rally Monday that execution is murder. State Sen. Vincent Fort has said he will file legislation to end capital punishment.
Thousands of people gathered in front of the Georgia state Capitol Thursday to protest proposed immigration laws. They waved signs, chanted and cheered as speakers addressed the crowd. Police estimated the crowd at roughly 5,000.