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Community groups and organizations to host a Town Hall on Gwinnett Marta Referendum


Norcross, Georgia, February 4, 2019 — On Thursday, February 7th, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, impacted community members, community and advocacy organizations will host a Town Hall on the upcoming Gwinnett Marta Referendum and its potential impact on working families, small businesses, immigrants, and everyday members of Gwinnett county’s diverse communities.

Among other community leaders and officials, the town hall will be joined by four panelists: Charlotte Nash, Chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners; Alan Chapman, Director of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation; Jeff Parker, MARTA General Manager & CEO; and Scott Haggard, Director of Government & External Affairs for the Atlanta Transit Link (ATL) Authority, State Road & Tollway Authority (SRTA), and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA).

Panelists will spend the first session breaking down the plan before engaging in Q&A with an audience expected to represent more than 10+ local ethnic communities.

WHAT: Town Hall on Gwinnett Marta Referendum

WHEN: Thursday, February 7th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

WHERE: Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta
5900 Brook Hollow Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071

WHO: Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta, Korean American Power Social Network (KPSN), the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta (KAAGA), the Center For Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), and the Asian American Resources Center (AARC) .

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast. We work in five major program areas: Civic Engagement, Direct Legal Services, Impact Litigation, Leadership Development, and Policy Advocacy. We work to defend of rights for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and other underserved communities.