Rep. Park Cannon, Local Leaders Call for Federal Investment in Clean Energy, Jobs to Grow State Economy, Curb Climate Change

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ATLANTA – State Representative Park Cannon (D-Atlanta), along with Atlanta Councilmember-elect Liliana Bakhtiari, Sarah Riggs Amico, executive chairperson of Jack Cooper, and Dan Rosenfelt, founder of Electric Owl Studios, recently held a press conference to urge the U.S. Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure in mid-November, and the U.S. …

REP. CARL GILLIARD named Georgia Legislative Black Caucus’ 2021 Legislator of the Year

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November 5, 2021 – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) was recently named by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) as its 2021 Legislator of the Year. “It is an honor to receive this kind of recognition from the country’s largest legislative Black caucus,” said Rep. Gilliard. “The GLBC is a driving force to championing legislation that benefits and protects …

Reps. Dar’shun Kendrick, Doreen Carter, Billy Mitchell to participate in “Vaxx & Vote” Caravan event

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA–State Representatives Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia), Doreen Carter (D-Lithonia) and Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain) will participate in the NAACP “Vaxx & Vote” caravan event on Saturday, Oct. 30, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Participants may meet in the in the parking lot outside of Big Lots (2738 Candler Rd.), Decatur.

(OPINION) Metro Atlanta must make strides to help marginalized, unbanked population

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Metro Atlanta is tremendously divided in terms of wealth. There is, and always has been, a stark difference between the “haves” and “have nots.” In fact, Atlanta is the number one city for income inequality in America. It is extremely difficult for low-income individuals in the area to break their cycle of poverty and increase their savings, as evidenced by …

Augusta residents learn to map communities’ invisible boundaries for legislative redistricting process

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Traci George, Augusta-area coordinator for The People’s Agenda, has been making maps of her community – what is there, and what is not. One of her daughters loves to read, but there is no library near the Augusta Mall, where she lives. Her son enjoys playing tennis, but there are no tennis courts, her younger daughter likes digging in the …

Georgia state rep. nominated as ambassador to Dominican Republic

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ATLANTA — The “dean” of the Georgia House may soon be taking up a new post, after he was nominated by President Joe Biden to be the new ambassador to the Dominican Republic. State Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Columbus Democrat, was announced Wednesday as the nominee.  The state representative would be taking on his new job after nearly half a century of service in …