By State Representative Mesha Mainor (D-Atlanta) (885 words) Two years ago, during the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, I walked into Georgia’s magnificent State Capitol for legislative orientation. My first legislative session began immediately following the January 6 riots at the U.S Capitol. It was an unprecedented time to start a career in politics and just as challenging if you …
ATLANTA (November 17, 2022) | In response to the passing of the Georgia General Assembly Speaker of the House David Ralston, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) issues the following statement:
ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) will serve as a guest speaker for Emory University School of Medicine’s virtual telehealth advocacy event TODAY, Friday, October 14, 2022, from 10 – 11 a.m. via Zoom. To participate in this virtual event, please click here.
ATLANTA – State Representative Erica Thomas (D-Austell) commends the preliminary results of a local cityhood ballot referendum that is poised to create the new city of Mableton in South Cobb. According to the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office website, a majority of area residents voted ‘yes’ to establish the city of Mableton.
ATLANTA (November 3, 2022) | Today, Senator Emanuel Jones (D – Decatur) will hold a virtual Press Conference to discuss recent events at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary.
ATLANTA (November 2, 2022) On Friday, November 4, 2022, Sen. Donzella James (D – Atlanta) and Rep. Roger Bruce (D – Atlanta) will hold a ceremony to dedicate a road sign to the late Mayor of Atlanta, Maynard Jackson in the Senate Chamber at the Georgia State Capitol.
ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Savannah) was recently selected by the Savannah Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Association to serve as one of the grand marshals for the 43rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on January 16, 2023.
ATLANTA – State Representative Regina Lewis-Ward (D-McDonough) recently hosted the inaugural Black Farmers Ball to celebrate the achievements of Black farmers on Friday, October 28, 2022. The event’s theme, “Saving Our Land: Equity Matters,” sought to highlight the need for equitable agricultural policies in Georgia.
ATLANTA – State Representative Rhonda Taylor (D-Conyers) commends the Stonecrest City Council for unanimously approving a local resolution to support women’s reproductive rights during its council meeting earlier this week. Rep. Taylor serves on the Georgia House Democratic Caucus Subcommittee on Women’s Reproductive Rights and requested that this city council create and adopt this local resolution.
ATLANTA – State Representative Mandisha A. Thomas (D-South Fulton) will host the “Collard Green and Sweet Potatoes: Urban Farmer’s Market” to celebrate Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Impact Church in East Point.