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Unveiling of Martin Luther King Statue

Gov. Nathan Deal will be joined by members of the King family, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Rep.  Calvin Smyre, Capitol Arts Standards Commission members and other dignitaries to unveil the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHO:

• Gov. Nathan Deal
• First Lady Sandra Deal
• King family members
• Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
• Rep. Calvin Smyre,
• Chairman of the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Statue Tribute Committee Capitol Arts NG:

WHEN:

Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

State Capitol Grounds
Intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Capitol Avenue

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:

For security purposes, only credentialed media will be permitted into the staging area at 9:30 a.m. All others are welcome to be seated with the general public.

LIVE STREAM:

Prior to the event, a livestream link will be made available for educators and the general public. A recording of the ceremony will be made available at the conclusion of the event.

PARKING:

See the map and information below regarding transportation and parking.

STREET CLOSURES:

There will be street closures on Capitol Avenue from Memorial Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and on Mitchell Street from Washington Street to Capitol Avenue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Westbound traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be detoured onto Jesse Hill Jr. Drive from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

MARTA:

Because parking will be limited, the general public is encouraged to ride MARTA to the Georgia State MARTA station. The station is a short walk on Piedmont Avenue to the unveiling location.

BUS PARKING:

The Georgia Building Authority lot located at 445 Capitol Ave. is available for bus parking.

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.

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

 

Herb Green Picnic

I had the pleasure of being the auctioneer at the annual Gwinnett Democratic Party’s Herb Green Picnic last Saturday.

The Herb Green Event is celebrated every year in honor and memory of Herb Green, who was a great Democrat!

We had good food, a good turnout and a good time was had by all!