SEPTEMBER 14, 2020


Remaining Vigilant and Focused
We are less than 50 days away from the general election scheduled for November 3, 2020. If you have not done so, please register to vote. October 5 is the final date to register for the upcoming presidential election.

As well, make sure to complete and submit a 2020 Census form. Currently, our response rate is second-worst in the nation. Remaining silent on the census prevents our schools, hospitals, cities, and communities from getting the federal funding it deserves.

Last, we are glad to announce our Second Annual Legislative Conference to be held virtually from October 7-9. It is an opportunity to hear from elected officials, thought leaders, activists, and academics about issues impacting our community. More importantly, it provides rich content to develop a 2021 legislative agenda that reflects your concerns. Click on the image below to register.

As Chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC), I am proud to represent the 65 members who serve in the Georgia General Assembly. Established in 1975, the GLBC has sought to protect the general welfare of African Americans, other people of color, and disadvantaged citizens of Georgia in matters of health and welfare, education, social and criminal justice, employment, and economic empowerment.

For more information about our organization, the members, legislative priorities, and other resources, I ask that you visit our website.

Yours in Service,

State Representative Dr. Karen Bennett (HD-94)

Unofficial Georgia Senate panel studying systemic inequality
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New election rule sets standards for Georgia absentee ballot counting
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New Ga. law will add protections for surprise medical billing
WTOC-11 (Savannah)

Georgia secretary of state faces backlash over double-voting claims
The Albany Herald

House panel details 'serious' concerns around Florida, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin elections
The Hill
GLBC Members in the News
Near birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., a predominantly Black nursing home tries to heal after outbreak
The Washington Post

Rep. Mickey Stephens Encourages Residents in House District 165 to Participate in 2020 U.S. Census
House Media Services

Rep. Beverly Touts Work of Georgia House Democratic Caucus’ Subcommittee on COVID-19, Condemns Spread of Misinformation
House Media Services

Rep. Al Williams Encourages Residents in Liberty County to Participate in 2020 U.S. Census
House Media Services

Sen. Gloria Butler to Host First Meeting of the Senate Study Committee on Surgical Smoke Evacuation Systems
Georgia Senate Press Office
GLBC Twitter Account
GLBC Facebook Page

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