their work is critical, and so is your support

My name is Joey Traina, I’m a community organizer in joey-trainaAugusta, Georgia and I’m writing today to share with you why I support the work of Georgia Equality, and I think you should too. Over the course of the last year, I’ve come to know Georgia Equality through my own local organizing and have been continually impressed by their efforts around our state.

We all know of the work Georgia Equality does at the state capitol to push for state-wide policies, but I want to make sure you know about the work they’re doing around the state.  This year, Georgia Equality continued its effort to push for LGBT inclusive policies in communities all over Georgia, and I can personally vouch for that work. I’ve met with GE staff member Rob Woods multiple times about the work going on in Augusta, and how Georgia Equality can support the efforts of local advocates to make our community in Augusta a more welcoming place for all people. In addition to several community events held here, Georgia Equality is working with us to help push our City Council to pass an inclusive hiring policy that includes fair employment practices for LGBT people. Georgia Equality is critical to the work going on in Augusta and around the state, and I hope you’ll join me today in helping to support this organization.

Its not just happening is Augusta, Georgia Equality has partnered with local activists to host community conversations, film screenings, trainings, and educational events in Columbus, Macon, Athens, Cartersville, Savannah, Augusta, and many other cities all over Georgia. With the help of all of us, they’ll continue this effort in the coming year. We know, with continued work and support, the fight for LGBT equality in Georgia will be won, but it’s going to take all of us to get there. So, take a second today and make a donation to Georgia Equality. They’re a worthwhile group and I’m looking forward to working with them next year!

Fighting for equality,