Category Archives: Dewey McClain

Florida School Shootinig

My heart is heavy as I try to make sense of what happened at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida on yesterday. None of us will ever be able to understand the reason why one person, would make the decision to go to a school, pull the fire alarm, and fire endless rounds of ammunition into unsuspecting students. As far as I am concerned, there is never any reason for the needless bloodshed of innocent lives.

The schools in our communities are the places we send our children to get an education. Our schools are supposed to be safe for all those who enter through their doors. The thought of being injured or murdered at the hands of someone who chooses to engage in gun violence is not something that many Americans believe could ever happen to them, or anyone that they love. It is clear that gun violence has become commonplace in our communities, and was on full display on Valentine’s Day, a day we all celebrate love, and many celebrated Ash Wednesday.

I remain hopeful that one day, and I am prayerful that day will come soon, that those of us who have been elected to serve, and the citizens that we serve will come together and say once and for all that we are tired of the gun violence plaguing our communities, and make the decision to do something about it to protect the lives of our children, and our neighbors. We cannot allow the murders of American citizens, and our children to continue to be commonplace, and par for the course. These things are not normal, and we should never accept these tragedies as a norm in our society.

Toys for Tots

Great Day with the Gwinnett County Democrats as we bring toys for Toys for Tots.  This is the season for giving.

Wishing you, your friends and family a safe, blessed and prosperous New Year.

Go Falcons Go!

Government Day at Lanier Elementary

I had a wonderful day at Lanier Elementary School on November 15.  Reading to the second graders is always a treat especially if the book is about Presidents.   They had just started  their government unit and I had the privilege of helping them to kick it off.

I read to all FOUR 2nd grade classes at the same time!

A Win-win!

Fight For $15

One of my Republican colleagues, Rep Clay Cox, has announced that he will introduce legislation next year to give employers a tax credit for providing health coverage to employees who are eligible for Medicaid.

I want to tell you that I will oppose this bill when it comes up for a vote.  I feel it is better if we increase the minimum wage to $15 so these workers can afford their company plans, instead of subsidizing businesses who don’t want to pay a living wage.  HB 315, which I introduced last year, does just that.

With Mr. Cox’s plan, we will still be subsidizing businesses who refuse to pay a decent wage in addition to their paying fewer taxes.  The state receives less revenue and everybody else has a choice to receive fewer services or accept a tax hike in some form or another.

This is lose-lose all the way around.  I encourage everybody to contact other legislators and ask them to support HB 315 which raises the minimum wage in Georgia.  Now, THAT is a win-win!

Senior Safety Night

I was honored to host the Senior Safety Event at the Bethesda Senior Center on May 11th. We had a fantastic time and gained valuable insight from two fantastic speakers from The Gwinnett County Police Department, and Gwinnett County Fire and Safety Services.

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:
678-861-3994

 

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

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

SPONSORED BY:
REP. DEWEY MCCLAIN
GA HOUSE DISTRICT 100

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