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Representative LaDawn "LBJ" Blackett Jones Measures Progress Report on House Bills Affecting Fulton County

House of Representative for District 62 and freshman delegate LaDawn "LBJ" Blackett Jones measures progress on current issues affecting Fulton County

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From the Office of Representative LaDawn “LBJ” Blackett Jones

For immediate release

March 4, 2013

 

HOUSE BILLS PROGRESS REPORT

 

Representative Jones measures progress on house bills

As well documented in recent interviews and town hall meetings in debates about Georgia state legislation, Representative LaDawn “LBJ” Blackett Jones has demonstrated an urgency to block House Bills 170, 171 and 172 in order to maintain the strength of the constituents in her district. Representative Jones feels that the passing of these bills will significantly injure the rights of the constituents in her district.

In monitoring the progress of these bills, Representative LaDawn “LBJ” Blackett Jones has advocated for constituent support to contact the representatives proposing the bill asking them to consider other alternatives concerning the Homestead exemption, changing workers’ status in the Fulton County government and stopping the re-districting of representatives. Her hope is to have the issues stifled and perhaps tabled until a better compromise can be reached.

Freshman delegate LaDawn “LBJ” Blackett Jones has been actively engaged and very vocal in her disagreement with the proposed bills in recent speaking engagements and is hoping that her efforts will result in the bills faltering in the House of Representatives. “ It is important that we recognize the long term affects that these bills will have not only for one another but on our future” Representative Jones said. “These bills will severely prohibit progress for our future leaders and will lead to a weaker Fulton County moving forward.” 

Representative Jones also plans to attend Pastors’ Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 5th at 10a to continue spreading the message about the bills, her proposals for ensuring the betterment of those in her district and other keynote objectives she looks to address in her time in office.

Representative Jones invites members to a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening at 7:00p at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, 534 Fairburn Road, Atlanta, Ga 30331.

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Rodney Littles March 06, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Having been present during the House Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee hearing on these bills I am proud of the way our State Representative handled herself and fought for our interests. She was direct but respectful, prepared and determined to make the point that these bills were designed for only one purpose. To punish the voters in South Fulton so we will give in and let the Republicans split Off North Fulton to recreate Milton County. Milton was saved from fiscal disaster years ago by bringing it into a larger Fulton County. Is it racism because Fulton County is currently run by a African American administration? Seems like this is a political lynching of the Jim Crow era.
Tom March 06, 2013 at 05:58 PM
The proposed maps were drawn by Joint Committee at the Capitol, and not by Lynne Riley or legislators. They may look awkward, but each of the districts MUST have the same number of constituents--(IE: One man-One vote). In order to accomplish this, in order to take advantage of varying population densities the lines have odd shapes This is especially in S. Fulton. Also, 5 of the current county commissioners live within 5 miles of each other. Imagine how contorted the lines would be so that they would not overlap??? (This also explains why redistricting is sorely needed. District 3 (N. Fulton) has just under HALF of the county's population, but only has ONE Commissioner. It has been this way for DECADES, and the result from that representative disparity is obvious to anybody that lives in N. Fulton.
Tom March 06, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Also please treat white people as = to one person also! Even though there were many raciist anit-white comments were made at these hearings.
Tom March 06, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Lopsided Representation In cases where every seat is an at-large seat, it is not uncommon for many of those elected to the board or council to come from the same general area. The problems they are more likely to see are the ones closer to their own homes, so for someone living in another area, it can feel as if there is little representation. The same is true for racial or other demographic qualities of a board or council. If one area of the city is better organized to vote than the others, more of the winning candidates will come from that area, and that can mean less diversity on the council. At-large unfair: Check out Fayette County!
Tom March 06, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Diversity includes white people too!

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