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Mar. 24 – Stop HR 644: putting Confederate History Month back on Office State Calendar

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March 24, 2017 – The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) held a press conference today to voice its strong opposition to HR 644 – a resolution filed last week in the House by a small group of Republicans – that seeks to put Confederate Memorial Day back onto the official State Calendar, and to recognize […]

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Mar. 22 – GLBC’s Dar’shun Kendrick co-founder of Georgia Future Caucus

March 22, 2017 – State Representative Michael Caldwell (R-Woodstock) and State Representative Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) have announced the creation of the Georgia Future Caucus, a bipartisan group of legislators under the age of 40. The Future Caucus will be co-chaired by Reps. Caldwell and Kendrick and will focus on passing bipartisan legislation on issues affecting […]

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Mar. 21 – Rep. Calvin Smyre appointed to GWCCA Overview Committee

March 21, 2017 –  GLBC member State Representative Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus), has been appointed  to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) Overview Committee by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge). “I am honored by my appointment to the GWCCA Overview Committee, and I’m grateful to Speaker Ralston for allowing me to serve in this […]

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Feb. 22 – Rep. Thomas Hosts Haitian Day at the Capitol

Feb. 22, 2017 – State Representative Erica Thomas (D-Austell) hosted Haitian Day at the Capitol on Weds., Feb. 22, 2017. In celebration of Haitian Day, Rep. Thomas presented House Resolution 264 during a morning order in the House chamber recognizing May 2017 as Haitian Month in Georgia. “Haitians have played a large role in the […]

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Feb. 1 – Rep. Doreen Carter encourages citizens to ‘Go Red for Women’

Feb. 1, 2017 – State Representative Doreen Carter (D-Lithonia) is encouraging citizens to “Go Red for Women” by wearing red on February 5, 2016. “Go Red for Women” Day is celebrated by the American Heart Association and is designed increase women’s awareness and research about cardiovascular health. “Heart disease and strokes causes 1 in 3 […]

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Feb. 1 – Rep. Al Williams named Vice Chairman of Transportation Subcommittee on Ports & Local Government

Feb. 1, 2017 – State Representative Al Williams (D- Midway) was recently named Vice Chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Ports and Local Government by State Representative Kevin Tanner, Chairman of the Transportation Committee. “I am very honored that Chairman Tanner thought enough of my work in transportation to name me vice chairman in […]

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