Closing 2016 with a December Recap!

Hello everyone!

December closed off a year that brought numerous surprises and reminders of support. We’re glad to have been able to end the year how we wanted to remember it – by engaging with you, our neighbors, our colleagues, our allies, and our loved ones.

As the year came to a close, we kept up our momentum by meeting with our neighbors, important stakeholders, and fellow legislators. We began the month in New Orleans at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference, where we were proud …

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Reflecting on November

For the past several months, I’ve had the privilege of working with some truly incredible individuals, who continue to convince me of our limitless potential for compassion, community, and perseverance. Many results of the November 8th, 2016 election may dishearten us, but we shouldn’t forget the many victories we achieved along the way, or the victories we will achieve in the future!

And there are so many victories to remember! There are now more women of color than ever serving in the United States congress. In Minneapolis, Ilhan Omar …

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October Recap!

Hello everyone!

Election seasons are always energetic times, but this October was truly memorable. With so much at stake on this year’s ballot – from state education initiatives to the highest office in the country – we saw a tremendous outpouring of strength and support from communities, activists, and representatives at all levels. Between marching in the streets at Atlanta Pride, getting out the vote with our registration drives, and discussing national health issues in Washington, D.C., we were constantly reminded of how many passionate, committed, and creative …

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September Reflection

Hello to all!

As we wrap up the month, there’s still plenty of time to look back at all we did in September, and to consider what it means for us going forward.

September began with a bang as we paraded through the streets during the Atlanta Black Pride Weekend! Thanks again to all of our friends and partners who joined us on the float, at Piedmont Park, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Phillips Rush Center for our fundraiser.

We stayed busy both during and after …

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Looking Back on August

Hello everyone!

We’re already well on our way through September, but it’s still good to look back on months passed to reflect on the work we did, and take what we learned to apply to all of our ongoing and future projects!

August began right on the heels of the DNC, and with Voting Day in November getting ever-closer, it was more than fitting to start focusing our efforts on voter registration! We set up an Election Day Facebook page to share ours and others’ efforts to get as …

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July Update!

WOW! July was an incredible month. In addition to all the fantastic work we were doing at home in District 58, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel across the country to meet more passionate, intelligent, hardworking people who have dedicated themselves to pushing a progressive agenda for America.

Firstly, on July 27th, I had the incredible chance to speak onstage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention! I can’t describe how thrilling it was to address all of the delegates, representatives, and supporters in the crowd – especially …

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Reflecting on June

The month of June brought us many things to be thankful for. I had a wonderful 25th birthday, and would like to thank everyone who gave me their best wishes. I’m looking forward to serving you for the next few birthdays!

However, June also brought a tragic reminder that the fight for LGBT rights is far from over. In response to the tragic loss of life in Orlando, Florida, I joined with other House Democrats in offering our condolences to the friends and families of the victims. Read the …

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Remembering the Month of May

Hello friends!

As it heats up in Atlanta, we’re always fond of reminiscing about the spring months, and May in particular was a month to be remembered.

From May 11-15, I attended the Young Elected Officials National Convening in Chicago, IL. It was a wonderful event that brought over 100 young representatives from across the country together with national and Chicago-based policy experts. We attended policy sessions, skills training workshops, and heard many wonderful speakers talk on issues concerning women in politics, gun safety, organizing, youth power, gerrymandering, …

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RELEASE: House Democrats Comment on Recent Mass Shooting in Orlando

ATLANTA, GA – Members of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus comment on the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida:

“I am heartbroken, angry, and determined to fight against any senseless acts of violence and hate, especially when it targets a strong and loving community. This is not what we stand for, not in Georgia, and not in this country, and we are better than this,” said Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates). “Terrorism, gun violence, and homophobia have no place in our society. Our thoughts and prayers …

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Wrapping up the month of April

Hello, friends! This past month, we got to spend several weekends doing what we love most: getting out into the community and having conversations with our neighbors!

On April 13th, we punctuated the middle of the week with “Pizza with Park,” dining in at Cabbage Pie to feast on some fine pizza and meet more members of our community.

On April 25th, we broke from the Monday rush for “Policy with Park” and met at the Metropolitan Library …

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