Archive for August, 2010

Senator Fort and Grady Coalition to Host Candlelight Vigil for Former Grady Dialysis Patients

WHAT:           State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) will join the Grady Coalition for a candlelight vigil at Grady Hospital tonight.  August 31 marks the last day Grady Hospital will provide treatment for 40 patients.  Vigil participants will light candles in memory of those who have passed, and for the future fatalities that will occur due to the closure of the clinic.

WHO:             State Senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta)

                        Grady Coalition

WHEN:           Tuesday, Augusts 31

                        8:30 p.m.


WHERE:        Grady Hospital

                        80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE

                       Atlanta, Georgia 30303



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Sen. Vincent Fort represents the 39th Senate District which includes a portion of Fulton County.  He may be reached at his office at the Capitol at 404.656.5091, by cell phone at 404.287.7116.

On the Clock: Americans Work More Every Year to Balance Government Spending

Sen. Chip Pearson

By Chip Pearson
DAWSONVILLE (August 27, 2010) – When our country’s financial deficit reaches into the trillions, it’s hard to put such excessive government spending into perspective.  Here’s one way to look at it: in order to cover your share of the government’s spending, you would have to work an average of 231 days out of the year.  That day fell on August 19 this year, which the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation calls Cost of Government Day (COGD).  This represents how long it takes the average American worker to earn enough income to cover their share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed by government at the federal, state and local levels.* 


DeKalb Lawmakers launch Committee to help Local School Board

ATLANTA (August 26, 2010) – State Senate and House members are forming a legislative review committee in response to the DeKalb County school board’s changing leadership and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ (SACS) questions regarding the board’s practices.  Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) and Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) will co-chair the DeKalb School Board Legislative Review Committee and will hold their first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 341 of the State Capitol. 


Senator Fort and the Grady Coalition of Concerned Citizens to Hold Rally at Grady Hospital

WHAT:           Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and the Grady Coalition of Concerned Citizens will host a rally at Grady Hospital to protest the end of dialysis treatment for 40 patients.  These individuals will be forced to find alternative treatment facilities after Aug. 31. This rally marks the second day of events regarding the end of services to the patients.  


Sen. Buckner to host Women’s Equality Day at the State Capitol