Local Democratic lawmakers fight Ga. voting legislation

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Georgia lawmakers continue to debate new voting rules in the Peach State. On Tuesday night, local Democratic lawmakers held a virtual town hall meeting to talk about House Bill 531, which would shorten the early voting period, limit the number of absentee ballots and require you to send in a photo ID when you request an …

Sen. Kim Jackson Introduces Senate Bill 197

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ATLANTA (March 2, 2021) | Sen. Kim Jackson (D – Stone Mountain) introduced Senate Bill 197 to update Georgia’s stalking statue to ensure that victims of stalking who live with their stalker can receive protection. On Tuesday, March 2, SB 197 passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary. “Currently, O.C.G.A. § 16-5-90 fails to recognize that stalking usually …

Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson, Along with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, on the Passage of House Bill 531

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ATLANTA (March 2, 2021) | In response to the passage of House Bill 531 yesterday, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) Chairwoman Sen. Tonya P. Anderson issues the following statement: “The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is disappointed, but not surprised that 97 members of the Georgia House of Representatives voted in favor of House Bill 531.

Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson and Georgia Legislative Black Caucus on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

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ATLANTA (March 2, 2021) | In response to the passing of civil rights leader Vernon Jordan, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) Chairwoman Sen. Tonya P. Anderson issues the following statement: “The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus is saddened about the passing of Vernon Jordan. We send our condolences and prayers to his family, friends, and all who were inspired by …

Rep. Sandra Scott Introduces Legislation to Urge Congress to Enact John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) recently introduced House Resolution 210 to urge the U.S. Congress to enact the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. “The time is now for Congress to enact the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” said Rep. Scott. “Voter suppression is real in Georgia and across the U.S. It is imperative for Congress to …

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Sen. Tonya Anderson and Allies Rally in Opposition to SB 241 and HB 531

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ATLANTA (March 1, 2021) | The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Senator Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) stood with other members of the Caucus, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other allies in opposition to Senate Bill 241 and House Bill 531, an omnibus elections reform bill.

Rep. Gilliard Issues Statement On The Anniversary Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Death

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State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) issued the following statement ahead of the first anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery’s death, which was Tuesday, February 23, 2021: “On February 23, 2020, Ahmad was killed while jogging in a Georgia suburb, and this week marks the one year anniversary since his death. Thousands of citizens, Black and white, have marched across the nation …