• House minority leader updates retired teachers
By Linda Green

Stacey Abrams, Georgia House Minority Leader, addresses the Tri-County Retired Educators Association. Photo by Linda Green.

There are three things that must be done in order to get the attention of representatives in government.
“Show Up. Speak Up. Stand Up,” said House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams as she addressed retired educators on Nov. 1.
Abrams, who represents the citizens of the upcoming 89th (formerly the 84th) District, provided the Tri-County Retired Educators Association with the strategy for getting their concerns before the representative leadership. The strategy was given as she provided the educators with a preview of issues coming before legislators when the 2013 session begins in January; issues that may impact them individually and collectively.
“Politicians respond to money, peer pressure and attention,” she said.
Abrams is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African-American to lead the Georgia House of Representatives. Abrams has been named a rising orator in the state and one of 100 most influential Georgians.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., Nov. 7, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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