Breakfast and other announcements!

The monthly breakfast meeting has changed locations This Saturday we will be at the IHOP on Scenic Hwy between Lawrenceville and Snellville.

Elected officials, including Sen. Curt Thompson, Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick, will provide an update heading into the legislative session in January.

We will also be discussing volunteer opportunities for upcoming elections.


WHEN: Saturday, Dec 10, 8:30am-10:00am
WHERE: IHOP ( MAP )
1143 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville.

Tell Congress Its Time to Act!

Republicans in congress have decided they would prefer to protect 345,000 millionaires from a 3.5% tax increase than support a middle class tax cut for 116,000,000 (YES,116 millions) workers.

As if that isn’t bad enough, their plan to fund the middle class tax cut is by taking money away from TANF and SNAP. A horrible idea in this economic climate. Click on the image below to see what the impact of the tax break would be for you and your family.

Democrats Mourn Passing of Former Leader

Brown remembered as quiet force, statesman

Atlanta, Ga. – December 08, 2011 – Georgia Democrats are mourning the loss of former Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown. Full details of Brown’s death are not yet available, but Democrats across the state remember him as a quiet force, an eloquent speaker and a long game strategist.
“Robert’s impact on Democratic politics and our caucus will live on for many years. He had a keen ability to read people and know when to be forceful and when to be patient,” said current Leader Steve Henson. Henson succeeded Brown this year when Brown left the State Senate to run for mayor in Macon, Georgia.
Brown was first elected to the State Senate in 1991 during a special election. He served as Floor Leader under Gov. Zell Miller and also served as chairman of the Insurance and Labor Committees. Brown became Leader of his caucus in 2005. He served with distinction and was willing to take on the causes many feared. He was a champion of civil rights and worked to remove the Confederate symbols from the Georgia state flag. Earlier in his political career, he served as a member of the Bibb County School Board. Brown made his living in commercial and residential real estate sales and management.
Brown was first elected to the State Senate in 1991 during a special election. He served as Floor Leader under Gov. Zell Miller and also served as chairman of the Insurance and Labor Committees. Brown became Leader of his caucus in 2005. He served with distinction and was willing to take on the causes many feared. He was a champion of civil rights and worked to remove the Confederate symbols from the Georgia state flag. Earlier in his political career, he served as a member of the Bibb County School Board. Brown made his living in commercial and residential real estate sales and management.
“Robert was a statesman and a gentleman. Because of his quiet nature he was well suited to take on the toughest causes, His constituents were never far from his mind and as Leader understood he spoke for many,” said Sen. Vincent Fort, Democratic Whip. “He was my friend and his absence will be a void in my life.”
Leading any caucus, with its divergent opinions, can be difficult. Brown’s ability to help find common ground was his trademark.
“Robert could view politics and political strategy several moves out – it was his trademark skill. His demeanor ensured every voice was heard and then brilliantly bring our members to a point of clarity and focus. It was my great pleasure to work along side him,” said Sen. Doug Stoner, Caucus Chairman.
“We are struggling with this loss. Right now, there are many questions and few answers, but the Democratic Caucus stands ready to support Robert’s family through this very difficult time. We are comforted that Robert is at peace and his memory and work will live on,” Henson said.
No funeral arrangements have been made at this time Senate Democrats will plan a tribute to Brown during the 2012 Georgia General Assembly, which begins in January 9, 2012.

 

December 2011 Breakfast

We have a new location for our monthly breakfast meeting starting THIS MONTH.  Please join us

Saturday December 10, 2011

8:30am-10am

IHOP Restaurant
1143 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia