Georgia Legislative Black Caucus to host annual Heritage Dinner

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The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) will host its annual Heritage Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The theme for this year’s dinner and awards ceremony is “GLBC: Building on The Past, Standing Strong in The Present, Elevating Georgia 2020 and Beyond.” At the dinner, the GLBC will honor past legislators …

The Local Take: Georgia Black Caucus Legislative Agenda, Heritage Dinner February 27

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The Local Take talks with House Representative Camia Hopson from Albany, Georgia, about this year’s legislative session and the Georgia Black Caucus Heritage Dinner. The dinner is taking place on February 27th at the Georgia World Congress Center. Representative Hopson also mentions that the caucus awards unsung heroes doing work in the community at the annual dinner. 

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus announced its 2020 legislative priorities

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ATLANTA (CBS46)—In honor of Black History Month, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) announced its 2020 legislative priorities. One of the legislative priorities for 2020 is the expansion of affordable healthcare, according to GLBC member Rep. Patty Bentley (D-Butler). “We believe Georgia should catch up with other states across the nation and expand Medicaid, insuring hundreds of thousands more of …

Black Caucus to Hold Census Townhall Tonight

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The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and the South Fulton Delegation will host “Count Us in 2020: Census Caravan – Town Hall” tonight at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Enon Church at 3550 Enon Road. Information on Census 2020 initiatives will be shared. Attendees can also learn more about job opportunities with the Census Bureau. Event partners …

Democratic senator wants Georgia to apologize for slavery, Jim Crow

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A Democratic state senator is renewing a call for Georgia to apologize for its role in the history of slavery and Jim Crow segregation practices. State Sen. Donzella James, an Atlanta Democrat, filed a resolution this week that would have the state formally acknowledge “with profound regret” slavery and Jim Crow. James, who is 71, said she remembers growing up in Atlanta …

Georgia Democratic leaders oppose Gov. Kemp’s health care plan

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Democratic leaders in Georgia are opposing Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to seek work requirements as part of a partial expansion of Medicaid in the state. “Health care is a right that should be afforded to all Georgians,” state Rep. Karen Bennett, D-Stone Mountain, said in a statement. “We, at the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, cannot in good conscience support policy …

GLBC opposes Gov. Kemp’s health care waiver proposal

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(D-Stone Mountain), chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC), said the GLBC stands against the health care waiver proposals by Gov. Brian Kemp. Rep. Bennett, along with leaders of the House Democratic Caucus, Senate Democratic Caucus and a representative for the Latino and Asian American Pacific Islander caucuses, held a press conference on Dec. 3 to voice their opposition …