No education for the needy

The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced Bill 610. This bill will effectively start a school voucher system to be used by children ages 5 to 17, and starts the de-funding process of public schools.

The bill will eliminate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) of 1965 which is the nation’s educational law and provides equal opportunity in education. It is a comprehensive program that covers programs for struggling learners, AP classes, ESL classes, classes for minorities such as Native Americans, Rural Education, Education for the Homeless, School Safety (Gun-Free schools), Monitoring and Compliance and Federal Accountability Programs.

The bill also abolishes the Nutritional Act of 2012 (No Hungry Kids Act) which provides nutritional standards in school breakfast and lunch. For some kids, this may be the only nutritious food they have in a day.

The bill has no wording whatsoever protecting special needs kids, no mention of IDEA and FAPE.

I can’t wait to get into the House and help pass these kind of bills into law. We don’t need these protections in the sixth and I say, let the rest of the country take care of themselves.

 

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Was Newt talking about me?

Newt Gingrich told Ballotpedia, “I do think Republicans have to pay attention, and I think it would be a big mistake to allow this district to go to Ossoff, partly because of the psychology nationally, and partly because once a relatively talented person gets in office, it’s really hard to get rid of them.”

I wish he’d call me a “relatively talented” person.

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This is what voter suppression looks like

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When you go to vote and you have to show your ID, thank me. As Secretary of State,

I implemented Georgia’s voter photo ID law, which helped to keep the poor and disenfranchised away from the polls – and helped keep Georgia red – even though the law didn’t prevent a single case of voter fraud. (According to a biased 2012 Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation.)

Now there’s a lawsuit to allow voters to register before the June 20 runoff. Georgia does not allow people to vote in the runoff who have not registered in time for the primary – even though the National Voter Registration Act requires states to allow anyone to vote in a federal election if they register at least 30 days before that election.

Call the Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, at 404-656-2881. Tell him that voter suppression should be maintained in the 6th district and that nobody new should be able to register!

 

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Trump Truth

As the President said, Jon Ossoff will “raise your taxes, allow open borders, and DESTROY your healthcare.” It’s amazing what a junior Democratic Senator in the Republican-controlled House will be able to do. I just hope I have that much power if I get elected!

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Let’s pass the new health care bill

I’ve just got to get to Congress and help Paul Ryan pass that health care bill! Let’s get rid of coverage for pre-existing conditions for millions (members of Congress excepted of course).

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I was a pioneer in voter suppression

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When I was secretary of state, I worked to purge voter rolls, forcing tens of thousands of Georgians to reregister, prove they were citizens and go through the whole process again. We were ordered to stop the purges by the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.

When the Trump administration pulled away from challenging a Texas voter ID law, I heralded the decision on Twitter, calling it “commonsense [sic].” Unfortunately, the appeals court ruled that the Texas law violates the Voting Rights Act.

As your representative in Congress, you can bet that I’ll continue to do everything in my power to ensure that fewer of “them” and more of “us” have the right to vote.

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Be still my heart!

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He said my opponent “is going to raise your taxes to the sky and destroy your healthcare.” I think the President’s budget and Congress are already doing that, but if the folks at my fundraiser want to blame my opponent, I’m all for it!

Read more here.

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