Police accountability is on the ballot in Georgia

In Georgia, Police Accountability is on the Ballot

By Nsè Ufot, CEO of The New Georgia Project, and Francys Johnson, Board Chair of The New Georgia Project

This year, communities across our state and throughout America have stood up and demanded justice for Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the countless Black people who have been killed by the police. On Nov. 3, Georgians can help advance police accountability reform and criminal justice efforts by voting in down-ballot elections like those for local sheriff.

In 2020, we need to be educating ourselves about who is policing us and make sure we’re voting for people who value our lives. That’s why New Georgia Project, in partnership with Georgia NAACP and Advancement Project National Office, created TransformGeorgia.org, an online tool to help Georgia voters learn more about their local sheriff elections.

In each of Georgia’s 159 counties, sheriffs are the

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