The Georgia Life Alliance advocates for the vulnerable, the abandoned, and the defenseless: the baby still in her mother’s womb, the orphaned child desperate for a safe and loving home, and the woman who finds herself in a desperate situation. We will work tirelessly to bring attention and healing to the struggles of the unborn and other at-risk groups, endeavoring to help secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Georgians.
Joshua has worked tirelessly to change hearts and minds on the sanctity of human life in politics, on high school and college campuses, and in communities across America.
After working as an Aide for Senator Renee Unterman and at the Georgia Department of Human Services, Joshua served as the Director of Education & Legislation at Georgia Right to Life for several years and was a national pro-life speaker before transitioning to work in elections as a strategist for pro-life candidates such as Mike Braun (R-IN), Rob Woodall (R-GA7), Tim Echols (GAPSC), and more.
Joshua received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University and has published peer-reviewed academic research in the field of behavioral psychology.
Joshua is blissfully married to Shaina and they are the proud parents of Esther, Caleb, and Eliana. The Edmonds family are members of Victory Hamilton Mill and they reside in Auburn, Georgia, where Joshua also serves as the Chairman of the City Panning & Zoning Commission.
Bryan Tyson focuses on civil litigation, appellate litigation, election law, and government. He primarily represents governments, candidates, and companies in election and campaign finance matters.
Previously, Mr. Tyson served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Public Defender Council, a role that has been described as the managing partner of the largest criminal defense firm in the state. Before serving at GPDC, Bryan was an associate at a litigation boutique, where he focused on civil and appellate litigation in state and federal court. He has represented clients before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to admission to the bar, he worked in the Georgia General Assembly, most recently with the office of the minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives. Following his work in the Georgia General Assembly, Mr. Tyson served as a policy aide to former Third District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland in Washington, D.C.
Bryan and his wife, Shelley, have actively supported Cobb Pregnancy Services where Shelly volunteered as a counselor. They make their home in the Atlanta area where they serve at their church, are involved in volunteer work, and are the parents of two daughters.
Lance is the founding partner of The Cooper Firm, a law firm located in Cobb County.
Lance and his wife Sonja have been active in the pro-life movement for over 25 years. They have been long time supporters of Cobb Pregnancy Services (the crisis pregnancy center in Cobb County, an Atlanta suburb). He and Sonja have both served as Board Members for Cobb Pregnancy Services. Lance and Sonja have also supported many pro-family organizations, including Focus on the Family.
Lance and Sonja live in Powder Springs, Georgia where they attend Midway Presbyterian Church. Lance and Sonja have five children.
Susan was the former legislative director of Ohio Right to Life. Thereafter, she worked as the associate legislative director for NRLC and served as the spokesman for National Right to Life. She currently serves as an at large director on the NRLC Board. Susan lives in Rome, Georgia with her husband, Dr. Louis Lataif, and their seven children.
Erick Erickson is the Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com the most widely read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Prior to leading RedState, Erickson practiced law for six year and oversaw a number of political campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. He is also a former city councilman from Macon, Georgia.
In addition to running RedState, Erickson is a Fox News contributor after spending three years at CNN and hosts an eponymous radio show on the nation’s most listened to talk radio station, WSB of Atlanta, GA. He is an occasional guest host for Rush Limbaugh and Herman Cain. Erickson earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, majoring in History and Political Science. He earned his juris doctorate at Mercer¹s Walter F. George School of Law. Erickson and his family reside in Macon, Georgia.
Zoller is a force in the talk radio world today. She is a 1979 Graduate of The University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism from the prestigious Grady School of Journalism. She is a Christian, wife, mother and a stepmother.
Martha currently co-hosts Georgia’s Morning News with Zoller and Bryant on Fox News WGAU and syndicated around Georgia. Martha has been named to James Magazine’s list of Most Influential Georgians and in 2005 Georgia Trend magazine named Martha as one of Georgia’s most influential members of the media. Martha was a long time member of The Georgia Gang and appears regularly on Cable and broadcast news programs.
In 2012, Martha ran for Congress in the newly created 9th district of Georgia as a conservative, Pro-Life Republican.
Emily is an attorney from Rome, Georgia. She and her husband, Patrick Matson, work together in their law firm of Matson & Matson, P.C.
Emily has been a longtime believer and supporter of the pro-life movement, beginning in her childhood as she watched her mom serve as a counselor at the local crisis pregnancy center and then as her family went through the private adoption process regarding her younger brother. Emily has worked for pro-life candidates and political organizations, including Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund), has coordinated voter drives aimed at the Christian voter, and served for years on the steering committee of the Rome Crisis Pregnancy Center Prayer Breakfast. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of TeenPact Leadership School and is an Allied Attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.
The Matsons both graduated from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During law school, Emily was a Blackstone Fellow, interned with Home School Legal Defense and did an externship with the American Center for Law and Justice.
As an attorney, Emily has finalized a number of private adoptions and specializes in the legitimation of children born to unmarried fathers. In addition, she conducts estate planning with an end-of-life planning component involving medical decisions and the appointment of medical decision-makers.
Emily and Patrick live in Rome, Georgia with their three children, Beau (5), Lily (3) and Jack, born November 2015.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 21, 2019Contact: Joshua [email protected] ATLANTA – Georgia Life Alliance Committee (GLAC) has issued an official pro-life certification to Jim Quinn ahead of the critical December 3rd Special Election Runoff. “With the unprecedented...
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