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Senior Safety Event

MAY 11, 2017

Keep Yourself and Your Property Safe

Learn techniques and tips you can use to create a safe environment in and around the perimeter of your home. This event will also explore the types of crimes criminals often engage in when targeting seniors. You will learn how to spot and protect yourself against the following: Telemarketing fraud, Sweepstakes scams, Financial fraud, Internet scams, Elder abuse and Property break-ins.

Protect Yourself and Your Home from Fire

Learn how to identify the fire hazards in your home. This event will teach you how to establish an escape plan you can deploy in the event there is a fire in your home. You will also learn how to prepare your home for the four seasons.  In addition, you will learn about the types of fire safety equipment you should have in your home, and how to maintain it.

Join us from 10:00am-12:00 pm
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, or to RSVP call:


Event Location: Bethesda Senior Center 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Presentation by a representative of the Gwinnett Co. Police Dept.
Presentation by a representative of the Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services
Question and Answer Session
Update from Representative  Dewey McClain


State Senate Races

Did you know that Jon Ossoff is not the only Democratic candidate with a runoff election this spring? It’s true.

Let me introduce you to my friend Christine Triebsch who is running for GA State Senate District 32. That is her pictured with me above at the Democratic Party of Georgia State Dinner last week. Ms. Triebsch beat out 7 other candidates to get the most votes but she did not break the 50% mark. She will have a runoff on MAY 16, 2017.

She ran a great campaign on a shoestring and now she needs your help to win the runoff. I urge you to visit her web page at and volunteer or donate some money. Ms. Triebsch has a great chance of winning and if she does, she will break the Republican super majority in the State Senate. And some folks still think State and Local races do not matter!

Runoff May 16, 2017


You are invited

Join us for a fundraising reception Honoring our ”Chief Steward” in the Georgia House of Representatives HD 100

Dewey McClain

State Representative McClain has served the state of Georgia and its people as a beloved member of the Atlanta Falcons, the President of the Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council, as an Atlanta city employee with the Parks and Recreation Department for 19 years, and as the esteemed Representative from the 100th District in the Georgia Statehouse.

State Representative McClain is a tireless champion for Georgia and its citizens.

WHERE: Bullpen Rib House 735 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta
WHEN: Friday April 21, 2017
TIME: 5:30-8 pm

Call (404) 472-0028 for more information

Please make checks payable to: “Friends of Dewey McClain”

P.O. Box 1621
Lilburn, GA 30048


Anti-Voting Bill Passes Georgia House

Anti-Voting Bill Passes Georgia House

The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy – but it’s been under attack across the country.

On February 23, 2017, House Bill 268 passed in the Georgia House and is on its way to the Senate. This is a dangerous bill that makes it harder for Georgians from all walks of life to vote. In addition to illegally restricting the types of identification that can be used to register to vote, H.B. 268 also discriminates against election protection and voter information volunteers, and increases the risk of voter intimidation and disenfranchisement.

In Georgia, we can’t stand for that. That’s why the Georgia House Democratic Caucus has announced five new bills this session to reverse the tide and increase access to the polls.

There’s the “Any Precinct Act,” the “Absentee Ballot Access Act,” the “Georgia Voters’ Bill of Rights,” the “Permanent Portable Registration Act,” and the “Timely Process Act.” Share information about these bills with your friends and neighbors.

These commonsense measures need your support, and we must sound the alarm about H.B. 268 as well. Here’s what you can do:

1. Call your state representative and let them know that you support our bills, and call your state senator to let them know you oppose H.B. 268. State your name, zip code, and a reason for your support. Here is a sample conversation:

“Hello. My name is Jane Smith and my zip code is 12345. I am calling to express my opposition to House Bill 268. We should be making it easier for people to head to the polls on Election Day, but this bill only makes it harder. I would also like to express my support for the ‘Any Precinct Act,’ which would make it far easier for me as a commuter to vote on Election Day.”

Find the contact information for your representation here.

2. Write a letter to the editor (LTE) for your local paper. These letters are a short, simple way to publicly endorse a bill. Learn how to write an LTE and see our examples here.

Voting should be simple, and these bills help streamline the process. Thank you for making your voice heard.

Minimum Wage

I am happy to report that I have introduced the $15 an hour minimum wage bill this week; House Bill 315.

This is good news for all working Georgians. Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 an hour but many of the state employers pay the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. In many instances workers earning these wages cannot afford the basic necessities of life and end up receiving food stamps so they can eat. This amounts to an indirect government subsidy of the firms which employ these people, is a burden on the workers and is not fair to the tax paying public.

I am always fighting for my constituents in District 100. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions. Here is my contact page from my website.

Always 100,

Rep Dewey McClain
Georgia House District 100