Congressman Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for Feb. 4, 2020
I’m holding a Restoration Resources Fair for ex-offenders, the previously incarcerated, returning citizens or those just caught up in the system on Thursday, February 20 from 10 am to 2 pm at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston – 495 North Indian Creek Drive.
More than 100 community partners will join us to assist our returning citizens find a job, receive healthcare and wellness screenings, mental health and spiritual guidance, hunger assistance, locate housing, conduct a criminal record review or record expungement and receive other critical support. MARTA is also providing transportation vouchers for eligible participants.
All four sheriff departments in District 4 will be on hand as well as our Accountability Courts. This event, which is building off previous resource fairs, is a community effort to help break the cycle of recidivism and poverty and help make those who have been previously incarcerated more productive citizens. If you or someone you care about has been previously incarcerated and needs support, please share this. For more, click HERE.
It was a busy January, so let’s get caught up.
I was honored to deliver an address at the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on January 20, 2020. It was a moving service worthy of Dr. King’s vision. For more, click HERE.
As tax time approaches, I reintroduced my bipartisan bill, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2020, with Republican Rep. Steve Chabot of Ohio. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation simplifies state income tax requirements for employees who spend 30 days or less working in states outside the state of their residence. For more, click HERE.
I’m also pleased to report that I delivered high marks for my work in 2019, which is reflected in my Democracy Reform Scorecard, Humane Society Scorecard, Social Justice Scorecard and Children’s Defense Fund Scorecard.
National Gun Violence Survivors Week, which runs February 1-8, has begun. To honor this solemn week, I introduced -- along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) -- the Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act, which includes and builds upon strong gun safety legislation in one bold, comprehensive bill that works to end the epidemic of gun violence in America. For more, click HERE.
I’m throwing my support behind House Democrats’ new framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment that would create an estimated 10 million jobs addressing some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer streets, to putting the U.S. on a path toward zero carbon pollution from the transportation sector and increasing resiliency. For more, click HERE.
I've also just announced the opening of this year’s Congressional Arts Competition for all high school students who reside or attend a school in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District. To participate, click HERE. CBC Scholarships are also open to qualified students. To learn more, click HERE.
Lastly, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System is opening a satellite location in Covington on Monday, Feb. 24. Located at 10155 Eagle Drive, the facility will provide primary, mental and telehealth services. To enroll for this location, call 404-321-6111, extension 202222.
As always, I appreciate your time and feedback. Please remember you can reach me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as e-mails, phone calls and letters. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent you in Congress.