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LYNN'S LIST

LYNN’S LIST FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Protection of Civil Liberties

 

Work to secure passage of the Comprehensive Civil Rights Ordinance is not done.  Last week, the Committee of the Whole passed the ordinance 5-3.  The Commission will vote again Tuesday, November 17 during their 6:00 pm meeting, so emails need to be sent as soon as possible.  Be sure to include your personal information in the emails.

 

Send the below suggested script to:

 

Commissioner Schlesinger

mbcschlesinger@maconbibb.us

Commissioner Bivins

mbcbivins@maconbibb.us

Commissioner Watkins

mbcwatkins@maconbibb.us

Speaker Pro Tem Tillman

mbctillman@maconbibb.us

 

Thank you for your support of the Comprehensive Civil Rights Ordinance (CCR). Please continue to stand strong against all attempts to amend the ordinance. Based on fear and misinformation, these efforts would do great harm, trading the rights of some to obtain them for others. Our country has a long, ugly history of doing just that. Don’t let Macon-Bibb be the only municipality in Georgia to, by their “voted upon” exclusion, say it is okay to discriminate against a group of people.

As a community we must echo Commissioner Lucas and say, “Discrimination in any form is wrong.”  Compromise is not comprehensive. 

 

Send this suggested script to:

 

Commissioner Lucas:

mbclucas@maconbibb.us

 

Thank you for your support of the Comprehensive Civil Rights Ordinance (CCR). Please continue to stand strong against all attempts to amend the ordinance. Based on fear and misinformation, these efforts would do great harm, trading the rights of some to obtain them for others. Our country has a long, ugly history of doing just that. Don’t let Macon-Bibb be the only municipality in Georgia to, by their “voted upon” exclusion, say it is okay to discriminate against a group of people. 

For our community, you said it best, “Discrimination in any form is wrong.” 

The rights of all must be protected. Compromise is not comprehensive. 

 

Send this suggested script to Mayor Reichert:

reichert@maconbibb.us

 

I fully support Macon’s Comprehensive Civil Rights Ordinance in its present form with no amendments. I look forward to you signing it into law as soon as it passes the Commission on Tuesday night!

 

Send this suggested script to Mayor-elect Lester Miller:

miller@maconbibb.us

 

I am writing today to express my support for the Comprehensive Civil Rights Ordinance under consideration for Macon-Bibb County. 

Macon works hard to be competitive in attracting businesses, conferences, events and other drivers of economic success. Because of the lack of protections at the state level, more and more cities in Georgia (11 to date) are enacting ordinances and laws to ensure employees, customers and visitors are treated equally and fairly. Businesses are looking to see these protections are in place before investing in communities.  

This ordinance does not prevent any religious organization or private club from enacting rules for its members or facilities except when those facilities are used for commercial purposes. The ordinance mirrors the values expressed by some of Macon-Bibb’s largest employers. It serves as a standard of what it means to hold a business license in Macon-Bibb.

It is Good for Macon...Good for Business...Good for People! 

Please use your voice as Mayor Elect to support this Ordinance in the work to Move Macon Forward!




 

Fair and Representative Elections

 

A peaceful transition of transition of power is paramount to our democracy.  General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy, a Trump appointee, is refusing to release transition funds and support in accordance with the Presidential Transition Act of 1963. These funds are vital to an effective transfer of power.  The Department of Defense and Department of State cannot work with the transition team on security briefings and clearances until the GSA recognizes the results of the election. Murphy's refusal to follow the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 is a clear refutation of the democratic process and severely undermines confidence in free and fair elections in this country.  Add your name to the petition demanding GSA Administrator Murphy immediately recognize the 2020 presidential election results, so the Biden transition team can build the proper infrastructure to address the immediate needs of the country.

Important election information 
The Senate runoff and the runoff for public service commission district 4 is TUESDAY JANUARY 5, 2021.
 

Request your absentee ballot now at mvp.sos.ga.gov

December 7, 2020 is the last day to register to vote. 

Early voting begins Monday December 14, 2020.

 

The link to your legislators is here.

 

Make sure you stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance.



 

 

 

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