November 10, 2021

Fighting for Fair Maps

The House & Senate reconvened on November 3rd to vote on the maps proposed by the Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee. Today, we voted on the House maps, which passed 99-79, almost entirely on party lines. Georgia experienced significant growth in the past ten years, and House District 54 grew by almost 30%! As you can see from the new map, …

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November 1, 2021

Voting, Redistricting, & Buckhead City, Oh My!

Tomorrow is Election Day! If you have not early or absentee voted, you must vote at your assigned polling location. You can find your location at the Georgia My Voter Page, as well as a sample ballot. Don’t forget your photo ID! Polling places are open 7 am – 7 pm. If you are in line by 7 pm, you must …

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November 1, 2021

My Statement on Buckhead City

Ever since GOP Representative Todd Jones of Cumming dropped a bill in the Georgia House to incorporate the neighborhood of Buckhead as its own city, discussion of the merits and challenges of a new Buckhead City have popped up wherever I go. I have and will continue to express serious concerns about the ramifications of this legislation. First, I’d like …

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October 18, 2021

See Me in Person or Virtually!

It’s a busy week! I’ll be speaking at three different events – I hope you can join me, either virtually or in person! Join me, Sen. Jen Jordan, Sen. Sonya Halpern, Sen. Nan Orrock, Rep. Shea Roberts, Rep. Stacey Evans, Rep. Erick Allen, & Rep. Becky Evans as we discuss the upcoming special legislative session on redistricting. (The special session convenes on Wednesday, November 3rd, at 10 am.) This …

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October 2, 2021

North Atlanta Town Hall on Redistricting

Join Rep. Betsy Holland, Sen. Jen Jordan, Sen. Sonya Halpern, Sen. Nan Orrock, Rep. Shea Roberts, Rep. Stacey Evans, Rep. Erick Allen, & Rep. Becky Evans as they discuss the upcoming special legislative session on redistricting.This event will be live at 2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist Church (2715 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 – MASKS REQUIRED) and streamed over …

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September 10, 2021

Happy Fall, everyone!

As the weather starts to turn a little cooler, my mind is turning to two big political events on the horizon – the Atlanta municipal elections and the upcoming special legislative session to redraw Georgia’s districts. I’m looking forward to chatting about these and other community issues at my listening session this Sunday. I hope you’ll consider joining us. Meanwhile, …

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July 2, 2021

Happy July 4th!

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, I cannot help but reflect on what a difference a year makes. Last year, we were still largely isolated from family and friends, unable to to hug our loved ones or gather for celebrations. I plan to be watching fireworks with my family and some close friends on Sunday night. I hope you’re making plans …

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April 8, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 13

The 2021 legislative session ended with a bang on Sine Die as lawmakers in the House worked past midnight on March 31st to pass legislation. A round-up of a few of the good, bad and not-going-anywhere bills follows below. Georgia remained in the news as business leaders spoke out against the omnibus voter suppression law, SB 202, including leaders at Delta …

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March 26, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 12

As we hurtle towards the end of the legislative session, tensions are rising and days are getting longer. Last week, we met for days 36, 37 and 38 with two committee days to continue moving bills forward. Thursday was the most eventful day under the Gold Dome, when the House passed the omnibus voter suppression bill SB 202. Keep in mind, SB …

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March 24, 2021

SB 202, The Worst Anti-Voting Bill in Georgia

Dear constituents, I’m writing to express my very real concern about the implications of passing SB 202. If you have not been following, SB 202 began as a simple two page bill, requesting that absentee ballot applications be mailed to registered voters only. This bill passed the Senate, and then moved to the House Special Committee on Election Integrity, where the …

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