Rep. Hutchinson Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Confederate and Pro-Slavery Memorabilia and Symbols from Public Property

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ATLANTA – State Representative Shelly Hutchinson (D-Snellville) recently introduced House bills 1211 and 1212, legislation which would prohibit confederate and certain slavery-related memorabilia and symbols from public or state property in Georgia. “I cannot stand idly by as our state continues to glorify those who fought and died to protect slavery in our country,” said Rep. Hutchinson. “Confederate monuments and …

Rep. Viola Davis Announces Passage of DeKalb County Ethics Legislation

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ATLANTA – State Representative Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain) today announced that the Georgia House of Representatives gave final passage to House Bill 1243 on the last day of the 2020 legislative session on Friday, June 26. Rep. Davis, who was appointed chair of the DeKalb County House Ethics Committee, sponsored HB 1243, which would update codes for the DeKalb County …

Rep. Viola Davis Announces Inaugural Community Activist Day at the Capitol Awardees

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ATLANTA – State Representative Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain) today announced that State Representative “Able” Mable Thomas, the late Kenneth Saunders III and Josie Dean are the inaugural awardees for the 2020 Community Activist Day at the Capitol. Rep. Davis recently introduced House Resolution 1609 during the 2020 legislative session to establish April 3, 2020, as Community Activist Day at the …

Rep. Scott Issues Statement on U.S. Congressman John Lewis’ Public Service

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ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) today issued the following statement to thank the late U.S. Congressman John Lewis for his public service and example to others on behalf of the citizens of House District 76: “‘When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up; you have to say something, you …

Rep. Smyre Gives Remarks as U.S. Congressman John Lewis Lies in State at State Capitol

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ATLANTA – State Representative Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus), Dean of the Georgia House of Representatives, today delivered the following remarks during the lie in state ceremony for U.S. Congressman John Lewis at the Georgia State Capitol: “Governor Brian Kemp; Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain), chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus; constitutional officers and members of …

Rep. J. Craig Gordon to Serve as Escort for U.S. Congressman John Lewis’ Funeral, Pre-Files Legislation to Rename Talmadge Bridge

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ATLANTA – State Representative J. Craig Gordon (D-Savannah), along with 16 other members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, will serve as escorts during the funeral for U.S. Congressman John Lewis tomorrow, Thursday, July 30 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Additionally, Rep. Gordon today announced that he, along with State Senator Lester Jackson (D-Savannah), will pre-file legislation to …

Rep. Schofield Issues Farewell Statement to U.S. Congressman John Lewis

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ATLANTA – State Representative Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta) today issued the following farewell statement to recognize and thank the late U.S. Congressman John Lewis for his life of sacrifice, servanthood, public service and leadership on behalf of citizens in House District 60: “At this moment in our nation, let us draw strength from the words of Congressman Lewis, ‘You cannot be …

Rep. Douglas Commends 2020 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholar from House District 78

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ATLANTA – State Representative Demetrius Douglas (D–Stockbridge) commends Arriel Barganier, a recent graduate from Lovejoy High School in Hampton, for being selected as a 2020 Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholar. “I want to congratulate and commend Miss Barganier for setting an incredible example to rising seniors at Lovejoy,” said Rep. Douglas. “The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is highly …

Rep. Jasmine Clark to Host Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Voting, 2020 U.S. Census, COVID-19, Education

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ATLANTA – State Representative Jasmine Clark (D-Lilburn) will host a virtual town hall meeting on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. To participate in the town hall meeting, please contact jasmine.clark@house.ga.gov. During the town hall meeting, Rep. Clark will be joined by Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux, who is a professor at Georgia State University, and they will discuss voting, the …