Issues on Watch
We diligently monitor current events and identify potential challenges to safeguard local control and preserve the influence of local voices. Relevant issues are sourced from community members and subsequently included in our annual legislative agenda for voting. Please find below a selection of ongoing issues under review, along with their respective statuses.
These efforts are on our radar and may compel the organization to begin pursuing advocacy efforts.
These efforts are currently underway with methods to get involved, learn more, and help advocate
These are efforts taken up by the origanization that have resulted in an outcome that further protects our community.
For Which It Stance finds instances of government interference in democratic processes and collaborates with organizations near the issue to raise awareness and take action. Our first fight is on our home turf, in Cobb County, GA.
Local Delegation Process
For Which It Stance is advocating to ensure that local delegations play a legislatively significant role in local legislative matters to prevent legislators from around the state from creating constitutional issues locally.
Ranked Choice Voting - Local Elections
HB 200 from the 2023 Georgia Legislative Session would allow local governments to hold elections using a ranked-choice voting (RCV) system. This bipartisan bill did not make it to committee, but FWIS will continue to monitor this area of policy - particularly in regards to fair districting and gerrymandering.
Land Use Powers
Limitations to local design standards and short term rental industries are being discussed which tend to carry greater impact locally. This will restrict local governing authorities from regulating such aspects of a local community.
Home Rule & DrawnOutGA
The latest round of gerrymandering efforts produced a case that sets a precedent impacting how all of our communities. A sitting elected official is being forced to step down in the middle of their term. Learn more about how we can support new checks and balances to prevent this from becoming precedent.
Press Conference at the GA Capitol
Georgia Subcommittee on Redistricting and Elections (February 7, 2022)
Georgia Committee on Governmental Affairs (February 9, 2022)
Important Clips from the Georgia Subcommittee on Redistricting and Elections