Please join Georgia Watch for our Annual Consumer Champion Awards Celebration on Thursday, October 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1705West special event venue on Atlanta’s Westside, 1705 Commerce Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Help us celebrate this year’s consumer champions!
$100 per individual $150 per couple
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Coyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds raised from this event will support Georgia Watch’s mission to protect and inform consumers so all Georgians prosper and communities thrive.
Champion for Fair Lending
Representative Josh Bonner (R-Fayetteville, Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman), for his hard work to protect Georgians from predatory car title lending by introducing legislation to make them subject to rate caps and regulation by the Department of Banking and Finance.
Champion for Marketplace Fairness
John F. King, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, for his steadfast commitment to ensuring fair car insurance rate filings; quick actions to prevent unfair practices by a home insurer; overseeing fair implementation of state and federal surprising billing consumer protection laws, and cracking down on a health insurer for inaccurate, inadequate provider networks and delayed payment of claims.
Champion for Maternal, Child and Community Health
Kathleen Toomey, M.D., Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, for her tireless efforts to promote healthcare access and improve maternal and infant health outcomes by uplifting Community Health Workers around the state.
Champion for Energy and Health Equity
Berneta L. Haynes, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, for her dedicated state and federal advocacy focused on the nexus between consumer protection and racial justice, especially to reduce medical debt and high energy bills.
Champion for Financial Protection
Justin Gray, Investigative Reporter, WSB-TV, for his dogged investigations and reporting on misdeeds that have helped Georgians avoid financial hardship, also helping pass new laws to protect them, including helping victims of bank fraud, homeowner scams, unfair health insurance denials, wage garnishment for false debts, and harmful real estate deals.
Champion for Shining Light on Title Lenders
Margaret Coker, Editor in Chief, The Current, for her ongoing series exposing the business practices of Title Loan Lenders that trap Georgians in debt.
We are proud to recognize these Consumer Champions on Thursday October 12! Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.