ATLANTA (February 22, 2013) –Senator Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) held a press conference today with Organizing for Action and Senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) to mobilize efforts for legislation to prevent gun violence. Continue reading “Sen. Jackson and Organizing for Action Stand in Solidarity with President Obama’s Plan on Gun Violence Prevention”
ATLANTA (February 15, 2013) – Sen. Lester Jackson had the distinguished privilege of meeting President Barack Obama during his visit to Decatur’s College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center on Thursday February 14. Continue reading “President Barack Obama Greets Sen. Lester Jackson during Georgia Visit”
Sen. Jackson Calls on State to Release Federal Foreclosure Assistance Funds
ATLANTA (February 14, 2013) – Senator Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) attended the Senate Select Committee Hearing on Housing and Foreclosures last night to discuss HomeSafe Georgia, a federal program that provides “bridge” mortgage assistance in the form of grants to homeowners who are currently unemployed or substantially underemployed.
ATLANTA (January 30, 2013) – Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Sen. Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) co-signed a letter with 324 other state legislators from 40 states urging President Barack Obama to prioritize climate change in his second term. Continue reading “Georgia Lawmakers Join National Call on President Obama to Prioritize Climate Change”
ATLANTA (February 27, 2012) – The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) today unveiled a legislative package designed to remove the disparity of those who pay into the HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Grant and Zell Miller Scholarship programs and those who receive those educational grants.