NEWS Release

Georgia Senate Democrats Pick Up Seat, Hold Leadership Elections

‘We will continue our fierce determination to build bonds in communities’

ATLANTA- November 11, 2016 – The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus met Thursday to welcome its newest member, determine its leadership team for 2016 -2018, and plan for the 2017 legislative session.

Senator-elect Tonya Anderson (D-43) joined the caucus Thursday. Anderson defeated incumbent Republican JaNice VanNess, giving Democrats an additional vote in the Georgia Senate.… Read more

2016 Legislative Summary

The Georgia General Assembly adjourned its 2015-2016 session on March 24, 2016. Legislation passed will have an effect, both for the good and for the bad, on all of Georgia’s families, schools, and businesses.
“Religious Freedom”
This year’s session was largely dominated by the debate over numerous pieces of legislation advertised as protecting religious liberty. These proposals included the innocuous Pastor Protection Act, which mostly sought to codify rights already protected by the First Amendment.… Read more