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Our Work in Georgia

Faith in Public Life Georgia works to amplify faith voices on issues of public policy. We believe being active in the public sphere is an opportunity to reflect on our deepest values and commitment to the common good. ​

Faithful Voter

Faithful Voter is a program educates congregants on the importance of voting for their community’s values and well-being. We will fight to ensure that hard-working families bring a strong moral voice to important issues that greatly impact our communities, such as voting rights, education, health care, immigration reform. We believe the 2022 election is an opportunity to reflect on our deepest values and commitment to the common good.

Voter Registration Deadline: October 11, 2022
Early Voting Begins: October 17, 2022
Request Absentee Ballot No Later Than: October 28, 2022
Election Day: November 8, 2022

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Rev. Leo Seyij-Allen
Georgia Campaigns Manager

Min. Leo Seyij Allen (they/them or he/him) is a Baptist minister working at the intersection of faith and justice. Their passion for mobilizing faith communities toward advocacy and action inspires their ministry in and beyond the pulpit. Prior to joining the Georgia team of Faith in Public Life, they served as a congregational minister for two Atlanta-based churches. They also worked with organizers across the southeast to lead campaigns on issues including racial equity, immigrant detention and LGBTQ+ justice. Leo Seyij serves on the boards of Transmission Ministry Collective and We Remember Nashville. They are a graduate of Howard University and a graduate student at Columbia Theological Seminary. As a native southerner, Leo Seyij enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life over soul food and sweet tea. In their spare time, they love bingeing political commentary videos on YouTube.

Min. Shavonne Williams,
Georgia Organizing Ambassador

Minister Shavonne D. Williams serves as the Georgia Organizing Ambassador for Faith in Public Life. She is a native of Blythe, GA in the Augusta-Richmond County area where she was raised and educated prior to going to college to pursue a degree as a Physician’s Assistant. Her work as a PA within the prison system along with her work in the homeless program, mental health program and the community re-entry program of incarcerated veterans for the VA Medical Center prepared her for the advocacy work she holds dear today. Shavonne founded Women of Wonder Outreach Ministry in 2012. Through WOW, she assists those experiencing or at risk for homelessness, teaches job readiness and parenting skills, tutors local youths and holds community conferences and luncheons. She is a member of the Baptist Ministry Conference of Augusta and the NAACP.

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Faith in Public Life has on-the-ground organizers in four states: check out our work around the country!

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