GA House District 48
GA House District 48
Below is a list of resources detailing symptoms, preventative measures, and other crucial information regarding the current situation and how we can all help flatten the curve.
To view updates and to learn more about COVID-19:
Georgia COVID-19 Hotline: (844) 442-2681
For any further questions or concerns, please contact my office at (404) 656-0202.
My extensive experience in healthcare is what I am relying on during this challenging time. Everyone must stay informed and do their part to keep loved ones and others healthy amid a global pandemic. I am supporting efforts related to widespread testing, easy access to COVID-19 treatment, and the enforcement of regulations intended to protect seniors, immunocompromised individuals and everyone from exposure. By expanding our healthcare system and expecting the government to be transparent during this crisis, we can help provide healthcare services for those that need it the most.
The outbreak has changed the way we go about our daily lives and has highlighted the importance of expanding Medicaid and fully funding community health departments. Governor Kemp’s Medicaid Waiver programis a problematic program thatleaves one billion dollars of federal funding on the table for a full Medicaid expansion program at a time when Georgia needs every funding source possible. Georgians pay into the fund every year, only for the money to be directed to other states, such as Kentucky and Indiana, with expanded Medicaid programs.
Our funding model reallocates a tax credit to fully expand Medicaid to every Georgian under 138 percent of the poverty line. For every dollar the state spends on closing the coverage gap, Georgia receives up to $9 in federal funding. During a time of financial crisis, I recognize that this not only saves Georgia money, but it also ensures that more Georgians are covered during this public health disaster.
EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL
I am committed to dismantling the systems that perpetuate the disproportionate criminalization and incarceration of black people. Furthermore, I recognize the injustices that have been forced upon the black community for over 400 years and will continue to invest heavily in the education, health, and safety of black people.
Investing resources in schools serving low-income neighborhoods and ending the school-to-prison pipeline.
Enforcing thorough and independent investigations for every time an individual is killed by law enforcement and holding law enforcement officials to a higher set of legal and ethical standards, including district attorneys.
repealing laws such as “Citizens Arrest” and “Stand Your Ground” that have been abused in the state of Georgia
Ending cash bail and the release of individuals incarcerated for non-violent drug offences.
I voted in favor of the “Hate Crimes Bill” (HB426), which imposes additional penalties for crimes motivated by the victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or disability and creates a database to track these offenses for a better understanding of the scope and identifying ways to eliminate them.
I will continue to support changes to the criminal justice system that promote equality. For more resources, visit the following: