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June 17, 2013


We look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow, June 18, when we'll be presenting our Consumer Champion award to honor Gov. Roy Barnes for his tireless commitment to Georgia consumers. It promises to be a fun evening of celebration.


We hope you'll join us!




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Elena Parent

Executive Director  

Please join us to celebrate a consumer champion

June 18, 6-8 PM


Announcing the 2013 Georgia Watch Consumer Champion Award recipient: The Honorable Roy E. Barnes, former Governor, exceptional attorney and steadfast consumer advocate.  


Gov. Barnes has devoted his career to fighting for everyday Georgians. We will honor him at a fundraiser to support Georgia Watch on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the home of Teresa Wynn Roseborough, General Counsel of The Home Depot.  


Please make plans to attend this special occasion! Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Karla Johnson at or (404) 525-1085.


Georgia Watch welcomes new interns


This summer, we're fortunate to be joined by two interns who are supporting our program work. Dalton Windham is a rising second year law student at Emory University. He has a particular interest in access to civil justice. Sarah Brooks is a rising second year law student at Georgia State University. She's assisting us in growing our personal finance program.



HAP Director speaks at community forum

Health Access Program Director Bill Rencher spoke at a community forum on health reform in Fayetteville on June 15. The Fayette County Democratic Committee sponsors an annual issues conference and this year's theme was "Decoding the Affordable Care Act." Joining a panel of other health advocates to present information and answer questions on the new healthcare law, Rencher focused on the provisions pertaining to non-profit hospitals and community benefits. He highlighted the importance of strengthening the healthcare safety net in preparation for the Act's full implementation in 2014. According to Rencher, the approximately 150 people in attendance were very engaged and their questions highlighted the need for continuous advocacy efforts to monitor implementation and address unresolved issues.