During the Georgia Legislative Session, we shined a light on critical consumer protection issues, calling for solutions to meet the urgent needs of financially vulnerable Georgians to help stabilize their families during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and set them up to thrive afterwards. We recognize COVID-19 ushered in a tidal wave of debt tied to insecure employment, the end of unemployment benefits, un-insured and under-insured medical bills, deferred rent, mortgage and utility payments, and possibly high-cost borrowing to stay afloat. Our efforts to address these concerns are ongoing. In the coming months, we will continue advocating for:
- New bank account garnishment protection rules, and increased protections of wages from garnishment, so families can meet their basic living needs;
- Credit reporting protections so COVID-19 bad debts do not further harm consumers with tanking credit scores; and
- Adoption of an equity impact tool to evaluate proposed legislation.
We look forward to building support around these issues and more in anticipation of the next session. To stay up-to-date about issues we are focusing on, please visit our website
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