A Weekly List of Advocacy Items
October 5, 2020

Protection of Civil Liberties


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  plans to call off Senate work until October 19. He announced that the Senate will continue with Supreme Court (SCOTUS) hearings on October 12 despite three Republican Senators testing positive for COVID-19 and being placed in quarantine and numerous Senators being exposed at superspreader events. The final jobs report before the election has been published and there is a slowing of the jobs’ recovery with the unemployment rate steady at 7.9%.  Further several major corporations have announced massive layoffs in recent days. Those numbers are not reflected in the jobs report. Americans face evictions, loss of health insurance, food insecurity and joblessness. The House of Representatives has passed another stimulus package to help Americans, but the Senate is focusing on SCOTUS.


Contact Senators Loeffler and Perdue with the suggested script:  My name is ----- and I am from ----. I am having a hard time understanding the priorities of our Georgia officials.  The Senate is on pause because several members of the Senate have tested positive for COVID-19 and numerous more members were exposed at several superspreader events.  Yet, instead of working for the American people and passing legislation in the form of another stimulus package to address food insecurity, evictions and unemployment, the Senate will still have hearings on a Supreme Court nomination. Georgians expect your priorities to be on them. Thus, start working for Georgians first and foremost.


  Voter Registration
  • The deadline for online voter registration (OLVR) is TODAY October 5, 2020.

  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) TODAY, October 5, 2020. You will need to take your mail in application to the post office and have it date stamped.

  • The deadline to register in person at the Board of Elections is TODAY October 5, 2020.

  Vote By Mail/Absentee Ballot Voting
  • You can complete an on-line absentee ballot request at ballot  The site instantly transmits ballot requests to county election officials, avoiding potential delays in mail delivery. 

  • Absentee ballots will begin to be mailed on September 16. They are mailed in batches and come from Arizona.

  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail (absentee ballot) is Friday, October 30, 2020, meaning the ballot application must be received by the local Board of Elections by that date. Waiting until 10/30 to request the ballot would be VERY risky! If you plan to vote absentee, request your ballot today at ballot!

  • It is recommended that, if possible, you hand deliver your absentee ballot to the secure drop box outside the Board of Elections or at the Macon-Bibb Government Center. If not possible to hand deliver, be sure that your ballot is mailed no later than October 22.

  • Once you have voted by absentee ballot, monitor the status of your vote at


In-Person Early Voting 

  • Early voting runs from Monday, October 12, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020.  For Macon-Bibb, early in-person voting is at the Board of Elections 2525 Pio Nono Avenue. Two new early voting sites have been approved: Theron Usery Park off Wimbush Road at 815 N. Macon Park Drive and the Elaine Lucas Senior Center located in Carolyn Crayton (formerly Central City) Park at 132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive. The hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm except Saturday when it is 9:00-4:00.

  • Saturday early voting occurs on October 24, 2020.

  • If you are voting in-person, numerous safety measures have been put in place to protect voters from COVID-19, but, by law, masks can not be enforced.


Because of a court ruling, the deadline for completing the census is October 31.  Please spread the word! You can still self-respond by going online to  or calling 1-844-330-2020.  

Find the link to your legislators here!

There are 4 weeks until the November 3 election.  

Make sure you stay safe!


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