The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson Applaud the Passage of House Bill 479

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ATLANTA (March 10, 2021) | In response to the Georgia House adopting House Bill 479, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Senator Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) issues the following statement: “The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is on record in supporting House Bill 479, legislation that would end the practice of citizen’s arrest in Georgia. I am proud the House …

Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus calls on business community to oppose voting reform bills

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Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus is joining civic groups trying to engage the private sector in pushing back against voter reform bills moving through the state legislatures. “Our whole message to the business community leaders is we cannot afford for them to be silent,” said Rep. Derrick Jackson, D-Tyrone, vice-chair of the Legislative Black Caucus. They say as the largest legislative …

Rep. Gilliard Launches Nationwide Effort to Repeal Citizen’s Arrest Laws

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ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) today announced that he will launch a nationwide effort to repeal citizen’s arrest laws in other U.S. states. “In light of the tragic murder of Amhaud Arbery and the outdated and antiquated laws of yesteryear, it is time that we move the nation forward,” said Rep. Gilliard. “We must allow the professionals, …

Rep. Sandra G. Scott, Clayton County Delegation, Commissioner Sonna Gregory to Host a White Flag Memorial Ceremony Honoring Clayton County Citizens Lost Due to COVID-19

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ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra G. Scott (D-Rex), along with other members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation and Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Gregory, will host a white flag memorial ceremony to honor Clayton County citizens lost due to COVID-19 on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Historic Clayton County Courthouse in Jonesboro.

Georgia Senate Passes Anti-“Revenge Porn” Bill

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ATLANTA (March 10, 2020) | On Friday, March 5, 2021, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 78, sponsored by Sen. Harold Jones II (D – Augusta). SB 78 would make it a felony to distribute sexually explicit content on a pornographic website with the intent of harassing or causing financial harm to the victim.

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson Applaud the Passage of Senate Bill 90

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ATLANTA (March 10, 2021) | In response to the Georgia Senate adopting Senate Bill 90, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Senator Tonya Anderson issues the following statement: “As Chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and a sponsor of Senate Bill 90, legislation to establish a Georgia Commission on African American History and Culture, I thank my colleagues in the …

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson Oppose the Passage of Senate Bill 241

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ATLANTA (March 10, 2021) | In response to the Georgia Senate adopting Senate Bill 241, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) Chairwoman Senator Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) issued the following statement: “The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is on record in opposing Senate Bill 241, which is nothing more than a kneejerk reaction to the 2020 election. At a time when …

Dentist Recognized By Georgia Senate As Woman Making History

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ATLANTA, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the first day of Women’s History Month, Dr. Louvenia A. Rainge was recognized by the Georgia Senate as the 152nd president of the Georgia Dental Association (GDA).  Dr. Rainge, a general dentist from Augusta, is the GDA’s first female African American president. She is known throughout the state for her long-standing commitment to the dental profession, passion for service, and …

TONYA ANDERSON: Proposed election legislation is ‘textbook voter suppression’

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After the close of week eight of the Legislative session, I would like to update you on all the work we have accomplished during the past eight legislative days. These past two weeks were busy, passing numerous bills and holding lengthy committee meetings. As always, the work I do in the Senate is to represent the interests of my constituents, …

Savannah faith leaders continue spreading message of getting vaccinated in underserved communities

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Faith leaders in Savannah are still spreading the message in underserved communities about getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Faith leaders at St. Paul CME Church in Savannah say since the end of February they’ve had at least 150 church members get registered to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. They’ve been working to turn hesitation …