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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 […]

Vote by Dropbox – Request your Ballot ASAP!

Vote by Drop Box You don’t need to use the United States Post Office to cast your vote. Nor do you need to vote In-Person using one of Georgia’s expensive new touchscreen machines. As Karen Mixon, 1st Vice Chair of the DeKalb Democrats says, “Drop Boxes are one of the most powerful weapons to fight […]

Stop the Evictions

Labor Commissioner Mark Butler Spurns Legislators This week, Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Commissioner Mark Butler cancelled his call with the Senate Democratic Caucus, saying: “Due to threats to protest at the Commissioner’s personal residence by members of the Democratic Caucus and the recent protests that almost started a riot at a GDOL location, we […]

Hope Isn’t Cancelled

Hope Isn’t Cancelled Georgia’s Governor is running our state like an authoritarian dictatorship, and it’s not sitting well with local leaders. In a recent AJC “Power Poll”, respondents made it clear that local elected leaders should be able to protect their communities with public health ordinances that are more strict than the Governor’s orders. As […]

I Cannot Be Quiet

I cannot be quiet and do my job. Many of you helped me get elected, and the “Senator” you put in front of my name now amplifies my voice. A couple weeks ago I told you about Georgians who have not yet received their unemployment benefits and are struggling to survive. Their pleas have still […]

Mask Madness

Mask Madness, Civil Disobedience and John Lewis Several weeks ago, I received a few dozen emails warning me that “Mandated medical interventions have no place in a free society.” Yet requiring masks is one of the only tools we have left to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19. My grandmother, “Nana,” wrote in her memoir […]

It’s getting dire

Silence is a Strategy The worse the news gets about Georgia’s COVID spread, the more silent the Governor’s office gets. And that’s no accident. Silence is being used as a strategic tool. The data I’ve studied says that COVID hospitalizations are rising quickly. Within a week or two, things could be really bad.  As I’ve often […]

Our Unemployment System is Broken

Bringing It Home Back in May, we celebrated our collective efforts at “flattening the curve,” but the virus is spiking again. And today, as we celebrate the 4th of July without parades, it has hit me especially hard that the COVID-19 virus is not going away anytime soon. Its path of destruction has brought about not […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot 2020 #12 – It’s Over!

Sally’s Senate Snapshot #12 – It’s Over! Last week was bad, but this week was worse. At times I felt like I was observing the pit of humanity. At other times I felt like I was in the middle of a war, with bad bills circumventing the process overnight. All this was played out against […]