Archive for October, 2014

Medical Cannabis Study Committee to Hold Next Meeting

ATLANTA – The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Georgia Regents University in Augusta. (more…)

Rep. Waites Helps Increase Accessibility for People with Disabilities

ATLANTA— State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) announced today that there is now increased accessibility for persons with disabilities at the State Capitol and Coverdell Legislative Office Building (CLOB). During the 2014 Legislative session, Rep. Waites sponsored House Bill 700 to provide increased accessibility for persons with disabilities at the State Capitol and CLOB buildings. (more…)

Rep. Allen Peake and Rep. Micah Gravley Announce the Premiere of “Growing Hope” Documentary

ATLANTA— State Representatives Allen Peake (R-Macon) and Micah Gravely (R-Douglasville) today announced the premiere of the Growing Hope film, a documentary that follows the life of HB 885 and focuses on decisions parents in Georgia are making to receive treatment for their children. The film will debut on Thursday, November, 6 in Dallas, Georgia. (more…)

Rep. Karen Bennett Hosts Pink Sash Parade for Cancer Survivors

ATLANTA – State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain) recently hosted the Emma B. Allen Pink Sash Parade to honor survivors of breast and prostate cancer.
“I cannot think of a better way to raise community awareness and, at the same time, recognize the courageous survivors who beat this disease,” said Rep. Bennett. (more…)

Rep. Waites Participates in Harvard Kennedy School Leadership Training

ATLANTA— State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) recently participated in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She was one of three fellows for the June 2014 class where she completed a three week program designed to improve skills and further the leadership potential of accomplished individuals from across the United States. (more…)