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Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2021 #1

Sally’s Senate Snapshot #1 Finding Normal in the Sea of Anomaly As I arrived at the Capitol Monday morning for the start of the 156th Georgia General Assembly, I felt a little like Nemo trying to find his way through the sea anemone. I admit I was scared. It’s not the first time I felt […]

Hope Means Hanging On

During the last month, I’ve made it a practice to sincerely look into the eyes of grocery store cashiers to ask them how they are holding up. Several times, they’ve smiled and mentioned their excitement about the vaccine (the liquor store owner smiled and said business is good)! There’s a general feeling of hope in […]

Will Georgia Overturn our Election?

Fever Dreams Lately, I’ve been waking up wondering if what is happening around us is really real. A virus that sneaks around spreading itself without symptoms, mixed with conspiracy theories of massive election manipulation make me keep hoping that one day, I will wake up and everything will be normal again. This all just feels […]

Election results and Runoff Information

It’s Time to Make the Catch The day the election was called for Biden, my daughter texted me an audio recording of cheers spontaneously erupting from the balconies of midtown apartments. A wave of joy moved through the city, followed by a collective sigh of relief. People described how four years of stress suddenly left […]

If we win, what next?

If you are like me, you are feeling extremely anxious right now. Will voters be safe Tuesday? Are we going to win? When will we know? If we do win, how are Trump and his followers going to react? As we fasten our seat belts for this wild ride, remember that we are all in […]

The Medicaid Expansion That Wasn’t

Kemp Doesn’t Care Last week, Governor Kemp stood before the steps in Georgia’s capitol, with Trump’s CMS appointee Seema Verma by his side, to announce the federal government’s approval of his Medicaid Waiver Plan. The Governor’s slickly worded presentation almost had me believing that he could cure Georgia of its 1.4 million uninsured. He spun […]

Our Future Has Yet to be Written

Right Now It’s Bad. For most of my life, I’ve heard the Republican Party spin doomsday scenarios should Democrats gain political control. They’ve claimed the economy would suffer due to higher taxes and big government. Affordable Care Act death panels would hand out death sentences to those unworthy of healthcare.  Al Qaeda would gain influence […]

Some Voices More Welcome than Others?

I firmly believe that we must have a diversity of voices to ensure a thriving democracy. It follows that to protect our country from tyranny, we must make voting easily accessible to everyone. Two years ago on election night, my campaign volunteers retrieved vote counts directly from all 48 precincts throughout the district. When totaled, […]

2020’s Last Stand

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair.  Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.” –John Lewis, 1940 – 2020 2020’s Last Stand When the pandemic started last March, we dealt with uncertainty by […]

Do not wait until the last day to vote!

As the most important election of our lifetime approaches, it is critical to get this message out: “Do not wait until the last day to vote!” Request an absentee ballot now, or make a plan to vote early in-person. I want to get this word out to 20,000 Democrats in Senate 40, but the $10,000 […]