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Anti-death penalty group spreads awareness in Dawson

Dorinda Tatum, Lead Organizer Dorinda Tatum, Lead Organizer
Troyia Sampson, Organizer Troyia Sampson, Organizer
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

An anti-death penalty group tries to increase social activism in South Georgia.

"The most important thing for me is to get people involved, especially men of color,” said Dorinda Tatum, Lead Organizer for the Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty held an open forum in Dawson tonight.

Group leaders are traveling around the state spreading awareness about the death penalty and what they say is common police brutality against black men.

They're encouraging young people to join their group and others like "black lives matter" to voice their concerns.

"There are strength in numbers,” said Tatum. “You can get things done when you have a group of people coming together for one purpose."

"To know how to contact their policy makers, to know how to engage their pastors and other community leaders and to really connect with the cause,” said Troyia Sampson, Organizer.

The group is headed to Savannah next month and Athens in September.

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