Georgia Legislative Black Caucus issues coronavirus recommendations

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Representatives from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus want to make sure they have input on how the state reacts to the coronavirus pandemic. The group is issuing a list of recommendations to the task force created by Governor Brian Kemp. “We’re not surprised that we’ve been somewhat of a whipping post as it relates to mortality,” said State Representative J. …

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 …

The Congressional Black Caucus Statement on Senate Passage of “CORONA 3” Emergency Bill

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The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) released the following statement after the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES Act, passed the Senate:  “When America catches a cold, Black America catches pneumonia. So as America continues to deal with the impact of the coronavirus health crisis, the CBC is fighting for bold solutions to support the needs of Black …

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 …