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 …

Rep. Sandra Scott Introduces Ethical Policing Act

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ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) recently introduced House Bill 35, or the Ethical Policing Act, to provide additional procedures and requirements for law enforcement officers and agencies in order to ensure “ethical policing” in Georgia.

Rep. Donna McLeod Introduces Legislation to Address Medicaid, Education, Juvenile Laws

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ATLANTA – State Representative Donna McLeod (D-Lawrenceville) recently introduced three legislative measures which seek to expand Medicaid, study the state’s education funding formula, as well as improve Georgia juvenile laws. “This legislative session, I have focused my efforts on basic issues that affect many Georgians, especially my constituents in Gwinnett County,” said Rep. McLeod. “This legislation would support residents in …

Rep. Shelly Hutchinson Introduces Legislation to Update Mental Disorders, Autism in Georgia Law

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ATLANTA – State Representative Shelly Hutchinson (D-Snellville) recently introduced House Bill 514, legislation that would modernize how Georgia law references and defines mental disorders, as well as Autism. “I am introducing House Bill 514 to update state law to keep in-step with how mental health experts define these complex health issues,” said Rep. Hutchinson. “Currently, Georgia code refers to an …

Georgia senator: ‘Recognize the hurt’ of Black Savannahians and rename Talmadge Bride

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This is an op-ed by Georgia Sen. Lester Jackson (D-Savannah). The time has come for us to rename the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah. It is also time for us to put aside our old thoughts and embrace the future with honor and remembrance of our roads, highways, and bridges.  To that end, I recently introduced Senate Resolution 126, legislation that would rename the …