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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.

GA Senate Democrats Release Plan to Address Failing Schools

This week the Georgia Senate Democrats unveiled their counter to the Governor's School Takeover initiative. We unveiled SB 124, the "Unlocking the Promise" Community Schools Act. This legislation would create a grant program to establish UP Community Schools that would serve as comprehensive service delivery centers that offer academic, health care, and community involvement programs in addition to existing classroom instruction.

The text of the bill can be found here:

Senator Vincent Fort Hosts Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Reform Legislation

Join Georgia Senate Democratic Whip Vincent Fort for a Public Hearing on Law Enforcement Reform Legislation where he will discuss the "All Lives Matter" Legislative Package

When: January 22nd 2015, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Georgia State Capitol Room 450, Atlanta, GA 30334

Legislation to be Discussed:

  • No Knock Warrants
  • Police Body Cameras
  • Grand Jury Reform
  • Repealing Stand your Ground
  • Hate Crimes