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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March 20, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 11

It’s difficult to put into words the emotions flowing from such a difficult week in our community. Like many of you, I’m still reeling from the mass shooting deaths of eight people on Tuesday night:  Soon Park, Hyun Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Yue, Delaina Yuan, Paul Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng. I’m grateful that law enforcement apprehended a suspect …

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March 12, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 10

Bleary-eyed legislators left the State Capitol around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, having passed almost 40 bills out of the House of Representatives. Monday was Crossover Day, the last day a bill could be passed from the House or Senate and move to the other chamber for consideration. With last Friday marking Day 31 of the legislative session, we’re more than 75% …

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March 6, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 9

Our week started on legislative day 25 with a heartbreaking defeat. After multiple protests and hours of debate on the floor, HB 531, the omnibus voter suppression bill, passed the House. It now moves to the Senate for consideration. This week felt hectic with three very full days of voting and two busy committee days. Why the sudden fast pace? Well, …

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