Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement Urging Gov. Kemp to Veto House Bill 838

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ATLANTA – State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain), chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC), today issued the following statement on House Bill 838, which has been sent to Governor Brian Kemp for consideration: “As a caucus, we sent a letter to Governor Brian Kemp requesting that he veto House Bill 838, recognizing it offers no tangible benefit to …

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement on Voting Challenges Across State

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ATLANTA – State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain), chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC), today issued the following statement in response to various challenges Georgia voters have faced as they cast ballots for the state, presidential and general primary election: “For months the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus voiced its concern about the execution of statewide elections via absentee …

UPDATE: Georgia surpasses 30,000 coronavirus cases

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ATLANTA — Georgia has passed 30,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,300 related deaths. As of noon Wednesday, the state reported 30,562 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,305 related deaths. According to the Department of Public Health’s coronavirus daily status report, the 30,562 cases are up by more than 700 cases since Tuesday evening when the number was 29,839 cases and 1,294 deaths. A model — …

Savannahian Among Georgia Black Caucus 2020 Honorees

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Mr. John Finney, Savannah native and the former Executive Director of The Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham County, received the “Keeper of The Promise Award” at the 2020 Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Annual Heritage Dinner on February 27, 2020. Mr. Finney served two years active duty in the United States Army, with one year overseas duty in Okinawa, and four …

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 …