ATLANTA, GA – Today, following the start of the 2024 Georgia General Assembly, Americans for Prosperity – Georgia (AFP-GA) is urging lawmakers to champion pivotal policy reforms that will make Georgia the best place to live, work, and raise a family, including a full repeal of Certificate of Need laws and passing education reform that will benefit all students.
AFP-GA State Director Tony West released the following statement:
“As we kick off the 2024 General Assembly, we are excited to continue building off our momentum from the last legislative session and our grassroots engagement efforts.
“There are a number of important legislative policy issues that will be at the forefront of AFP-GA’s efforts this session. From a full repeal of our state’s burdensome Certificate of Need laws to improving education for students, AFP-GA will continue to be an influential voice that encourages lawmakers to pass legislation that enables all Georgians to reignite their American dream.”
Throughout last year, AFP-GA played an important grassroots role across the state in a variety of policy issues:
In November, the Senate Study Committee on Certificate of Need Reform recommended a full repeal of Certificate of Need laws. AFP-GA had representatives at both House and Senate Study Committee meetings throughout the state.
In August, AFP-GA hosted a press conference in Augusta that featured testimony from Katie Chubb, the Executive Director of Augusta Birth Center, who is suing the state of Georgia on the status of CON regulations.
AFP-GA State Director Tony West published an op-ed in the Albany Herald highlighting Chubb’s story and how CON laws have been detrimental.
AFP-GA also has been a leader in advocating for education reform:
In November, AFP-GA hosted an Education Freedom Rally with school choice leader Dr. Corey DeAngelis and State Representative Todd Jones (R-District 25), the sponsor of SB 233, the Georgia Promise Scholarship Act.
In October, AFP-GA Grassroots Engagement Director Shane McGonigal published an op-ed in the Forsyth County News highlighting how SB 233, the Georgia Promise Scholarship, would benefit students across the state.