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AUGUST 31, 2020

WORKING TO REPRESENT ALL OF GEORGIA


Remaining Vigilant and Focused
We continue to educate and advocate for all Georgians during this pandemic. Last week the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus hosted a town hall on the economic challenges our state is facing. It was an excellent conversation offering vital information about how the state should be assisting families experiencing financial insecurity and what resources are available.

We continue to fight for families, but our focus is also on ensuring Georgians fill out the census, register to vote, and submit their absentee ballot requests in a timely manner. The Secretary of State has launched a website to apply for an absentee ballot online. Let's make sure our voice is heard on November 3rd. 


The GLBC
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)
If you missed our town hall last week about the economic crisis in Georgia, please click on the YouTube image. We were glad to have such a well informed and substantive panel to include:
 
State Representative Dar'Shun Kendrick
Public Service Commission Chairman Chuck Eaton
United Way of Greater Atlanta CEO Milton Little
Partnership for Southern Equity CEO Nathaniel Smith
LEGISLATIVE NEWS
Georgia launches absentee ballot request website
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia House Dems call for 60-day stay on evictions, more Labor staffers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Census undercount: Atlanta, state poised to risk federal money, influence
Saporta Report

Federal Legislation of Note
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020
The Justice in Policing Act is the first-ever bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives.

 
Democratic and Republican 
National Conventions

Hits and misses from final night of the Democratic National Convention
CNN

Hits and misses from the final night of the Republican National Convention
CNN
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