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House Study Committee on Heat-Related Injuries to Meet in South Fulton
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House Study Committee on Heat-Related Injuries to Meet in South Fulton

In March 2019, House Resolution 259 passed creating the Johnny Tolbert III House Study Committee on Heat-Related Injuries, Cardiac Injuries, and Other Sports-Related Injuries. The committee will meet on August 26 at Welcome All Park where Tolbert, age 12, died from a heat stroke during football practice. The committee is comprised of: Rep. Kasey Carpenter (D-4), Chairman; Rep. William Boddie (D-62), Vice Chair; Rep. Demetrius Douglas (D-78); Rep. Clay Pirkle (D-155); Rep.  Deborah Silcox (D-52). Committee members will hear from members of the medical community, Tony Phillips, director of South Fulton’s Parks and Recreation Department and Carl Green, Westlake High School's athletic director. The meeting takes place on the heels of the recent death of Imani Bell, the m...
Rep. Bazemore Leads Advocacy Training at National Conference
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Rep. Bazemore Leads Advocacy Training at National Conference

Earlier this month, State Representative Debra Bazemore (D-South Fulton) attended the 2019 Public Leadership Institute’s (PLI) State Strategy Forum National Conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day conference invites about 120 state legislators from over 40 different states to tackle key issues of equity and justice and to explore ways to improve the economic and social conditions of Americans. During the conference, state legislators participated in and led several policy and leadership sessions. Rep. Bazemore presented “Skills Session: Preparing to Win Advocacy Training." Other sessions covered making healthy families a priority, fair share economics, protecting the earth for the next generation, protecting abortion rights, policies that support working families and more. ...

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