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AFP-GA Applauds Passage of Georgia Promise Scholarship

Mar 20, 2024 by AFP

Atlanta, Georgia—Today the Georgia State Senate voted to pass S.B. 233, the Georgia Promise Scholarship which would give students greater access and choices in education.

Americans for Prosperity-Georgia (AFP-GA) advocated strongly for the bill’s passage.

AFP-GA State Director Tony West issued the following statement after the landmark vote:

“Every yes vote today, was a vote to empower families and students with the choices and resources they need to chart bright futures for Georgia’s students. We applaud the lawmakers who heard from their constituents and made the right choice to expand educational opportunity in the Peach State. This unlocks so much potential for Georgia’s students.”

“I also wish to thank AFP-GA activists who knocked on over 39,000 doors and sent hundreds of emails to their lawmakers urging them to join other states in expanding education freedom.”

Background

AFP-GA has been an influential leader in advocating for school choice and education reform, including leading an aggressive door-knocking and phone banking campaign directly engaging with tens of thousands Georgians over the past three months. As part of a six-figure campaign from AFP-GA to promote the Promise Scholarship, AFP-GA was the only grassroots group to sponsor billboards in specific districts raising awareness and showing lawmakers how important education choice is to constituents. As part of the public pressure campaign, 6 Representatives that voted against SB 233 in 2023 changed their vote.

Last 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, as well as having an op-ed published in the Forsyth County News highlighting how SB 233 would benefit students across the state.

Last July, a poll from yes. every k⁠i⁠d. foundation., a national organization that is focused on ⁠⁠transforming education with a fam⁠i⁠l⁠i⁠es-first approach, concluded that nearly 77% of Georgians want a customized educational experience for their children and 72% of parents said that educational options should be available to all families, regardless of ZIP code or family income.

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