Nonprofit Voice | After Love Won: Georgia Equality celebrates victory and gets back to work

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
| by Guest Contributor |

The day that the US Supreme Court announced their decision recognizing the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry—June 26, 2015—was a very good day, both personally and professionally.

 

"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family… It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves…They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right." – US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. 

Nonprofit Voice | Gideon's Promise works to ensure equal justice for all

Monday, June 1, 2015
| by Guest Contributor |

In 1963, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainright that state courts are required under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide counsel in...

There is arguably no greater civil rights crisis facing America today than criminal justice. There are 2.2 million people incarcerated in America, mostly for non-violent crimes. Once released, many are ineligible to return to their homes and jobs, to obtain educational loans, and to vote. They are almost exclusively poor and disproportionately of color. As a society, we simply monitor, prosecute, and punish marginalized populations far more aggressively than their more privileged counterparts. The greatest threat to equal justice—and the greatest opportunity for helping even the playing field—is the justice system’s failure to ensure poor people have lawyers who can protect their rights.

Nonprofit Voice | youthSpark Leads Policy Push to Protect Child Sex Trafficking Victims

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
| by Guest Contributor |

Our Nonprofit Voice blog series is back! These guest posts are written by GCN member leadership about a pressing community challenge they are tackling—whether it's...

While Georgia has constantly made national headlines as a hub for child sex trafficking—our coordinated community response to protect exploited youths is on the rise. Keeping our children safe from traffickers using a victim-centered approach is the focus of many groups on the front lines, including the Georgia legislature. 

Nonprofit Voice | Voices for Georgia's Children on Advocacy by Coalition

Monday, April 27, 2015
| by Guest Contributor |

Our Nonprofit Voice blog series is back! These guest posts are written by GCN member leadership about a pressing community challenge they are tackling—whether it's...

What does it take to pass legislation that ensures healthy futures for Georgia’s children? It’s comparable to jumping rope on the playground: there are multiple roles required in order to play.

Nonprofit Voice | GBPI Crunches Numbers to Ensure State Roads Plan Adds Up

Thursday, April 23, 2015
| by Guest Contributor |

Our Nonprofit Voice blog series is back! These guest posts are written by GCN member leadership about a pressing community challenge they are tackling—whether it's...

Busy season for retailers is the last two months of the year. For swimming pool operators, it’s the dog days of summer. The busy season for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is the 40-day legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly that ended this year on April 2.

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