Georgians Unite to Make “Good Trouble” in Marches and Votercades Across the State

On Monday, Dec. 14, Black and Brown voters in cities across Georgia are joining community organizers for John Lewis “Good Trouble” marches and votercades.

Georgians Unite to Make “Good Trouble” Marches and Votercades in Cities Across Georgia

Black and Brown voters in cities across Georgia are joining the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, the Transformative Justice Coalition, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and community organizers for John Lewis “Good Trouble” Marches and Votercades—festive celebrations of voting rights that will lead voters to the polls for early voting for the U.S. Senate runoffs and Public Service Commission race on Jan 5, 2021.

“We want to bring awareness to the fact that early voting started and encourage people along the route to join us to get into some ‘Good Trouble’ and vote,” said Helen Butler, executive director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda.

“The Votercades create a level of excitement that inspires Black and Brown people to vote in the special election despite tactics like the unjust purging of 200,000 Georgia voters, intentional misinformation, and efforts by Georgia legislators to impose more restrictions on absentee ballots that will affect the runoffs,” said Barbara Arnwine, founder and president of the Transformative Justice Coalition.

The John Lewis March and Caravan is designed to capture the spirit of the Late Congressman’s legacy of getting into “Good Trouble.” There will be subsequent Marches held during the month to continue to bring attention to the urgent need for voters to finish the job they started by voting.

To view an updated schedule of marches and votercades head here or visit votingrightsalliance.org.


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MARCHES/VOTERCADES: DECEMBER 14

(updated list at votingrightsalliance.org)

CITY: Austell 

  • TIME: 11:00 a.m. ET 
  • STARTING LOCATION: South Cobb Recreation Center
  • 875 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, Ga. 30168
  • CONTACT: Sharon J.Hill 678.900.2405

CITY: Athens 

  • TIME: 11:00 a.m. ET  
  • STARTING LOCATION: 410 McKinley Dr, Athens, Ga.
  • CONTACT: Tonja Roberts (910) 777-5955

CITY: Decatur  

  • TIME: 11:00 a.m. ET  
  • STARTING LOCATION: Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
  • 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur, Ga. 30034
  • CONTACT: Juliana Njoku (404) 687-2731

CITY: Augusta  

  • TIME: 11:00 a.m. ET
  • CONTACT: Gayla Keese  gayla@lwvga.org 706-414-6515
  • STARTING LOCATION: Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium Football Stadium
  • 1339 Laney Walker Blvd, Augusta, Ga. 30901

CITY: Stone Mountain

  • TIME: 12:30 p.m. ET
  • STARTING LOCATION: Salem Missionary Baptist Church
  • 4700 Church St NW, Lilburn, Ga. 30048″
  • CONTACT: Glencie Rhedrick (980) 202-9866

CITY: Atlanta

  • TIME: 2:00 p.m. ET
  • STARTING LOCATION: Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC)
  • 715 MLK Jr. Dr., Atlanta, Ga.
  • CONTACT: Dr. Karen McCrae KMcRae@cbmoa.org

CITY: Columbus

  • TIME: 2:00 p.m. ET
  • CONTACT: Jane Wilson (706) 289-4281
  • STARTING LOCATION: Smith Grove A.M.E. Zion Church
  • 6550 Carr St. Columbus, Ga. 31907

CITY: Gainesville

  • TIME: 3:00 p.m. ET
  • STARTING LOCATION: St John Baptist Church
  • 741 E. E. Butler Pkwy, Gainesville, Ga. 30501
  • CONTACT: Glencie Rhedrick (980) 202-9866

CITY: McDonough  

  • TIME: 3:00 p.m. ET
  • STARTING LOCATION: Eagles Landing High School
  • 301 Tunis Rd, McDonough, Ga. 30253
  • CONTACT: Jessica Barker (256) 640-2483

CITY: Savannah

  • TIME: 3:00 p.m. ET 
  • CONTACT: Carry (CJ) Smith magnitudeconsulting@gmail.com (423) 619-7712
  • STARTING LOCATION: Conner’s Temple Baptist Church
  • 509 W Gwinnett St. Savannah, Ga.

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