GCDD to Rally at Capitol to End Capital Punishment

On March 11, GCDD and Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty plan to rally at the Georgia State Capitol to advocate to end capital punishment in the state of Georgia. Advocating for Warren Hill, the 53-year-old on death row for beating another inmate, Joseph Handspike, to death with a...

Real Communities Community Builder Honored at Conference

Real Communities Community Builder Honored at Conference
Real Communitiies Community Builder Teri Schell, founder of the Forsyth Farmer's Market, was honored at the 17th annual Georgia Organics Conference held at Jekyll Island. Schell was the recipient of the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award for her leadership in Georgia’s sustainable farming and food...

Disability Day: Over 2,000 at Rally Speak Up for More Jobs and Education

On February 20, over 2,000 people rallied at the Georgia State Capitol steps to speak up for more jobs and access to post-seconday education for people with disabilities. The rally, which started at the Georgia Freight Depot, received motivation and inspiration from keynote speakers Jennifer...

Eric Jacobson Interviews with CBS Atlanta

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the case against former special needs teacher Melanie Pickens received a final say from Judge Henry Newkirk. The Fulton County judge granted immunity to the former Fulton County teacher accused of abusing students with disabilities at Hopewell Middle School in Milton. Upon...

GCDD: Not Much Hope Now for Avoiding Warren Hill's Execution

The following is an audio clip from All News 106.7, WYAY-FM Radio featuring GCDD Executive Director Eric Jacobson commenting on the fact that there is not much hope for avoiding Warren Hill's execution now that the Supreme Court denied his appeal. Click below to hear the audio clip.

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