Archive for October, 2015

Sen. Fort to Hold Emergency Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Theft of $600,000 from Children of Atlanta Public Schools and Millions at Stake if State Takes Over Public Schools

ATLANTA (Oct. 30, 2015) Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) will hold an Emergency Town Hall Meeting on November 5th, 2015 to discuss the theft of $600,000 from the Atlanta Latin Charter School and how a possible state school takeover of public schools will put profits of private corporations over the education of our children. (more…)

Senator Tommie Williams Receives 2015 ACCG Legislative Service Award

ATLANTA (Oct. 30, 2015) | ACCG, Georgia’s county association, recently honored Sen. Tommie Williams (R – Lyons) with the 2015 Legislative Service Award. Sen. Williams serves the residents of Appling, Jeff Davis, Long, Montgomery, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, and Wheeler counties and portions of Liberty and Tattnall counties. He is the Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Appropriations, Natural Resources and Environment, and Reapportionment and Redistricting Committees. ACCG presented the award at its District Meeting in Laurens County. (more…)

Sen. John Albers Meets with Apple, Google Executives

102815_Albers_Silicon ValleyATLANTA (October 28, 2015) | Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) led delegation members to Silicon Valley to meet with Apple and Google executives on Monday to discuss digital education opportunities in Georgia following the passage of Senate Bill 89 earlier this year. (more…)

Sen. Valencia Seay Holds Commemorative Ceremony Honoring Georgia’s Vietnam War Veterans

102815_Seay_Vietnam Vet CeremonyATLANTA (October 28, 2015) | State Senator Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) recently held a commemorative ceremony to honor Georgia’s Vietnam War veterans residing in Senate District 34 at Lakewin Christian Center International. Distinguished service members were awarded the Vietnam Certificate of Honor, a program created by The Georgia Department of Veterans Service in partnership with the Office of Governor Nathan Deal in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. (more…)

Sen. Vincent Fort to Join Peoplestown Residents at City Hall for All Night Sleep In Protest

ATLANTA (October 22, 2015)  |  Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) will attend an all night sleep in protest to support the Atlanta neighborhood of Peoplestown, TODAY, October 22, 2015 beginning at 6:30 p.m., encouraging City Hall to find a suitable solution for residents that doesn’t displace them or destroy their homes. Although city officials have agreed to abandon plans to demolish 93-year-old Ms. Mattie Jackson’s home, other residents still face similar challenges with no plans to leave the community they helped create. (more…)