Black Caucus to Hold Census Townhall Tonight

In News, The City of South Fulton Observer by Maya

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

In News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Maya

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

In News, The Center Square by Maya

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

In Health Care, News, On Common Ground News by Maya

(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 …