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 Capitol to recognize individuals with spirit, vision, values, leadership and transformational activism who create a better tomorrow for future generations.
“Community Activist Day at the Capitol recognizes activists that work to fight the status quo and challenge injustice to balance the scales of justice,” said Rep. Davis. “Activists have a long history of changing the world through reform, building coalitions to tap into the power of collaboration and collective strength to demand righteousness and change. Through an active action plan that is purposeful, organized and sustained over a period of time to create a social movement, activists are inspirational leaders and role models who possess a mix of unflagging effort, effective action and tangible achievement and set a standard for other activists to duplicate within communities.”
Rep. Davis created Community Activist Day at the Capitol to acknowledge local activists and their actions that create a positive and much improved future. She also introduced individual House resolutions to honor the awardees. Due to the threat of COVID-19 in Georgia and the suspension of the 2020 legislative session, the ceremony and acknowledgement of the first three awardees was cancelled.Continue Reading