Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pastor Protection Bill Advances in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - We got back to work for the fifth week of session on Monday, February 8, and by Thursday, February 11, we reached the half-way mark of the 2016 legislative session, legislative day 20. With only 20 working days to complete our business, and “cross-over day,” legislative day 30, looming, we quickly got to work.  Committees were in full-swing, and many pieces of legislation started making their way over from the Senate to be heard in House committees. This week the House saw bipartisan support and passage of several important bills that will affect all Georgians.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mayor Davis Strategic Investments

Augustans want their Mayor to have an ambitious agenda to do the hard work and make an impact on Augusta that is lasting and transformative.  They aren’t expecting it to happen overnight, but they are expecting me to make decisions to invest in Augusta’s future, in their future, in their children’s future

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Conjoined Twins Born in Augusta Died

AUGUSTA, GA (11/12) (PR) — The conjoined twins receiving treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Georgia died last night due to multiple complex medical complications. The boys—who shared a heart and liver—were delivered by C-section on Monday at the Georgia Regents Medical Center and remained in critical condition in the NICU in the adjoining children’s hospital for two days.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Referendum on SPLOST 7

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Information about the referendum vote (Yes - No) on November 3 to extend local sales tax in Richmond County will be provided October 24, from 1 to 3 PM at the Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair St. 30901. The forum is organized by the League of Women Voters local chapter.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Georgia Latino Film Festival Announces 2014 Award Winners

ATLANTA, GA (PR) - The Georgia Latino Film Festival  announced today 2014’s awardees of the film, fiction, documentaries and shorts categories. The Award for Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Script honors goes to Argentina's submission "GATO NEGRO".

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Movers and Shakers at Presente

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce new leadership at Oscar Chacon and Favianna Rodriguez will be taking over as interim co-directors, and they will be working closely with Matt Nelson,'s new Managing Director. This powerful team of groundbreaking leaders for Latin@ equality bring several decades of combined experience working to advance the rights of Latin@s. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Immigration Agents in Fulton County Jails

ATLANTA, GA (PR) – The Georgia Not1More Deportation Coalition, a statewide coalition of immigrant rights advocates and organizers, today released the details of a proposed agreement between Fulton County and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to place immigration agents in Fulton County jails. The proposal is an expansion of ICE’s “Priority Enforcement Program,” also known as PEP.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Saturday Mammograms

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - Finding the time for a mammogram can be challenging for busy women. However, a weekend mammogram might be your answer. October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Breast Health Center at Georgia Regents Medical Center is offering patients a chance to schedule a mammogram for any Saturday in October between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. by calling 706-721-9729 (XRAY).

Modern Pirates Attack Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is in the middle of a debt crisis that is destroying its economy, and this crisis didn’t just appear from nowhere. Huge investment banks and hedge fund vultures saw a big opportunity to profit from abusive lending to Puerto Rico, and pushed its government institutions to take on more debt that they would never be able to repay. Now, they want Puerto Rico’s people to foot the bill and guarantee their profits. It’s predatory lending at its worst, and on an international scale.

Friday, September 18, 2015

National Voter Registration Day

The Richmond County Board of Elections would like to remind the public that Tuesday, September 22, 2015 is National Voter Registration Day and encourages all citizens to take this opportunity to register to vote or to update their voter registration information, if needed.

Refugees Shouldn’t Be in Detention Centers

WASHINGTON, DC (PR) – The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights today released its annual report to the President and Congress examining the civil rights and due process conditions at immigration detention facilities, as well as the conditions of family detainees. In the Statutory Enforcement Report: The State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities, the Commission found that some detention centers and contracted facilities are not fully complying with detention standards regarding medical care, legal information and other basic standards of treatment. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Information About Assisted “Suicide”

There is legislation being considered in several states
regarding the legality of assisted suicide.

AUGUSTA, GA (PR) - The Central Savannah River Area Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is scheduled to meet on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 3 pm at the Columbia County Library at 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd, Evans, GA. The meeting room is on the basement floor, and it is accessible by wheelchair. Admission is free and open to the public.