Human Rights

Athens for Everyone supports those participating in the nonviolent occupation of Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) and encourages Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to rescind the agreements with the US Marshall and immediately cease all ICE detentions at ACDC. Following the Families Belong Together rally at the ACDC on June […]

A4E Supports Occupation of ACDC and Abolition of ICE

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It’s time to tell our legislators to oppose Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at the border! Last week’s nationwide outrage over the separation of children from their families forced the president to backtrack some on his inhumane policies, but it wasn’t enough. The order he signed doesn’t do anything to reunite separated […]

Action Alert: Zero Tolerance = Zero Humanity

It’s time to demand that our legislators pass the Keep Families Together Act TODAY! Please call your senators and your congressional representative and tell them to prohibit the removal of children from their parents at or near the port of entry and vote for the Keep Families Together Act. This […]

Action Alert: Keep Families Together

It’s time to tell our legislators to ask where the refugees are! The world is witnessing the displacement of a record-breaking 65 million people. The Trump Administration promised to take in 45,000 refugees this year (during the Obama presidency the average was 69,250), but the fiscal year is more than […]

Action Alert: Where Are the Refugees?

It’s time to tell our legislators we oppose the Corker-Kaine Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) 2018! Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) have introduced S.J.Res.59, a bill that partially repeals AUMF 2001 and completely repeals AUMF 2002. Although its supporters argue that the bill will […]

Action Alert: Oppose the Forever War

It’s time to tell our senators to reject Gina Haspel as CIA Director. Thank you for all the calls you made and emails you sent to our state legislators this year. We’ll have a blog post soon on the results of your work. Now it’s time to turn our attention […]

Action Alert: Oppose Gina Haspel for CIA Director

Click here for English version En una victoria para toda Athens, la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Clarke anunció el viernes pasado que ya no cooperará con el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE). ICE sigue siendo una amenaza para nuestra comunidad, pero sin la cooperación de […]

Cómo Athens venció a ICE: Linea de tiempo

Haga clic aquí para la versión en español In a victory for all of Athens, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office announced last Friday that they will no longer cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is still a threat to our community, but without cooperation from local law enforcement […]

How Athens Beat Back ICE: A Timeline

The 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly didn’t bring a $15 minimum wage, a hate crimes bill or any gun control, but it did have some bright spots, mostly in the bills our members helped stop from becoming law. We stopped legislation that targeted immigrants! Senate Bill 452 would […]

When We Fight, We Win: The 2018 Legislative Session