Georgia Voting Rights – From The Front Lines Sen. Sally Harrell
Is Georgia suppressing the voting rights of its citizens? Do the new Georgia voting laws racist in nature and do they unfairly target blacks and people of color? We will explore the truth on these issues in-depth with Georgia State Senator Sally Harrell who represents Georgia’s District 40 and Dekalb County in the heart of this controversy.
Sally Harrell is a native born Hoosier currently serving her second term in the Georgia State Senate, where as a member of the Senate Ethics Committee, she recently fought against some of the most egregious challenges to voter rights since the Jim Crow era. In addition to this work, Harrell serves on the Higher Education Committee and the Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment. Prior to serving in the Senate, Harrell served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1999 – 2005, where she was the first woman to become a new mother while serving in the legislature.
Sen. Harrell completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Her background includes program development and policy analysis in the area of child welfare, specifically maternal and child health. She and her husband Jay have two children who are currently attending college. When not campaigning and politicking, you can find Sally and Jay at the local rock climbing gym, or outside on real rock whenever they get the chance!
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Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Myers is an accomplished actor, jazz musician, filmmaker, writer, educator, and speaker. As a bi-racial man who is both black and white, Bill leverages his background, talents, and voice through creativity, compassion, and connection as activism for social justice to focus on uniting the divide and compelling change.
In a civic leadership capacity, he has served as President of the African American Jazz Caucus in NYC, member of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Committee, and served as President of the Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club. In addition to his Emmy Award, Bill has received many awards and notable commissions for his work including being commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an original work for Dr. Martin Luther King Day entitled “The Music, Martin & Me.”
Bill Myers seeks to encourage, enlighten, and empower others through the power of entertainment to affect social justice.
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