Ellen L. Idler is director of Emory University’s Religion and Public Health Collaborative and is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology at Emory. Idler researches population aging, religion and public health, and end-of-life decision-making.
Eimad C. Houry is co-director of the religion and public diplomacy program and professor of political science at Mercer University in Georgia.
Bryan Whitfield is co-director of the religion and public diplomacy program at Mercer University in Georgia, where he is also professor of religion and chair of the religion department.
M. Christian Green is a senior fellow in law and religion at Emory University. Green’s research interests include law and religion, human rights, religious freedom, religion and world affairs, and global ethics.
Latishia James-Portis is a ministry and spirituality coach, program director for Move to End Violence and a member of the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board. Contact through Move to End Violence.
Cheryl Fields-Smith is an educational theory and practice professor at the University of Georgia. Fields-Smith studies homeschooling among Black families.
Anthony Michael Kreis is a law professor at Georgia State University. His areas of expertise include employment discrimination, anti-discrimination and the law’s treatment of LGBTQ people.
Lydia Medwin is the director of congregational engagement and outreach of The Temple in Atlanta. Medwin is one of the authors of a March 2021 opinion piece called “Lawmakers shouldn’t pursue harmful curbs on voting.”
Aunna Dennis is executive director of the Georgia chapter of Common Cause, which is an organization advocating for access to voting. David Vance is the media contact.