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Sen. Emanuel Jones Visits China to Discuss Partnership on Regional Healthcare

ATLANTA (June 17, 2015) |  Last month, Sen. Emanuel Jones (D- Decatur), President of Gusi Peace Prize International,  traveled to Hong Kong and mainland China.  Sen. Jones was joined by Ambassador Barry Gusi, Chairman of Gusi Peace Prize International, as they visited various sites and universities to discuss opportunities for improving regional healthcare in both the United States and China. (more…)

State Senate Passes Legislation Defining Class B Felonies Pertaining to School Children

ATLANTA (March 13, 2014) |  Sen. Emanuel Jones (D- Decatur), Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council,  led the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 141 through the State Senate. SB 141 provides that a violation of the Georgia criminal statute relating to carrying weapons within school safety zones by a juvenile will only be considered a Class B designated felony if the act involves a firearm or any weapon together with an assault. (more…)

Sen. Emanuel Jones to Receive Atlanta Business League’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award

ATLANTA (April 3, 2014) | Sen. Emanuel Jones (D- Decatur), Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council, has been named the Atlanta Business League’s 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.  He has been recognized as an outstanding minority business owner who is a proven leader, evidenced by his savvy business tactics, tenacity to succeed, financial success and commitment to community service. (more…)

Sen. Emanuel Applauds Decision to Keep Smith-Barns Elementary Intact

ATLANTA (Feb. 14, 2014) |  Sen. Emanuel Jones (D- Decatur), Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council,  is pleased to announce that the Superintendent of the Henry County Board of Education has withdrawn his proposal to close Smith-Barnes Elementary. (more…)

Georgia Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

ATLANTA (August 29, 2013) – Senator Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur), Chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. Advisory Council, recently joined State and local leaders on the top of Stone Mountain today to mark the anniversary of the historic March on Washington, and to Let Freedom Ring from Stone Mountain, as mentioned in Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago yesterday. (more…)