I plan to vote this Thursday at the Emory Early Voting Site at 1599 Clifton Road. Please make YOUR plan, too!
Monday - Friday (Oct. 17 - Nov. 4) 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays (Oct. 22 & 29)8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sundays (Oct. 23 & 30)noon - 5 p.m.
English-Spanish Advance Voting Locations Available October 17 - November 4
Berean Christian Church
2201 Young Road
Stone Mountain, Ga 30088
Dekalb Voter Registration & Elections Office **
4380 Memorial Drive Ste. 300
Decatur, Ga 30032
Bessie Branham Recreation Center
2051 Delano Drive Ne
Atlanta, Ga 30317
North Dekalb Senior Center
3393 Malone Dr
Chamblee, Ga 30341
Briarwood Recreation **
2235 Briarwood Way Ne
Atlanta, Ga 30329
Gallery At South Dekalb (S. Dekalb Mall) **
2801 Candler Rd
Decatur, Ga 30034
Stonecrest-Former Sam’s Club **
2994 Turner Hill Rd
Stonecrest, Ga 30038
County Line-Ellenwood Library
4331 River Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library **
5234 Lavista Road
Tucker, Ga 30084
Dunwoody Library **
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, Ga 30338
Wesley Chapel Library
2861 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, Ga 30034
1599 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Ga 30322
Wade Walker YMCA
5605 Rockbridge Rd SW
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
** These locations also contain drop boxes
(available during voting hours)
Additional Advance Voting Locations Only Available
October 29 - November 4
Beulah Missionary Baptist Church
2340 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, Ga. 30034
951 N Indian Creek
Clarkston, Ga. 30321
Mary Margaret will deliver a sign right to your yard when you sign up HERE. Yard signs are a fun and easy way to let your neighbors know you're on Team MMO!
There will be constitutional amendments and statewide referendums on the November 8th ballot. I intend to vote yes on all of them, and will be reporting further on ballot initiatives in the next newsletter. Here is further information for your consideration: https://ballotpedia.org/Georgia_2022_ballot_measures
AJC writer Carrie Teegarden's outstanding series Children in Crisis on Georgia's mental health system for children sheds light on what I have been working on for years. I am quoted in two articles in the series.
Please read and learn.
"Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, D-Decatur, who co-sponsored the wide-ranging mental health parity legislation that became state law this year, said that for 10 years she has urged Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to do that.“There’s no question that CHOA is the state’s premier children’s hospital,” Oliver said. “They’re going to save the life of your child who may have cancer or a nightmare of a congenital heart defect. And there’s no question that people all over Georgia will bring their very sick child to CHOA,” Oliver said. “But that does not mean that they’re serving children with intensive psychiatric needs. . . . I want them to do more, and there are many other people in Georgia that want them to do more for the children who are in crisis, based on mental illness.”
SUBCOMMITTEE MEETS OCTOBER 27
I continue to work on a daily basis on behavioral health issues. I'll be chairing the Behavioral Health Reform & Innovation Commission Workforce & System Development Subcommittee meeting on Thursday, October 27th at 1:00pm on workforce issues. We will meet in-person and the meeting will also be livestreamed - tune in through this website. I'm working on this everyday. https://www.house.ga.gov/Committees/en-US/BehavioralHealthReformandInnovationCommission.aspx
Thanks to Mason Woods Neighborhood Association for hosting another ice cream social! Jeff Rader, Michelle Long Spears and I enjoyed visiting with new and longtime residents. I particularly appreciated talking with the McAdams family about our mental health reform efforts.
Huge crowd for Bee Nguyen and Stacey Abrams on October 11th! We owe these amazing women our votes - and anything else we can do to help them win. Thank you Stacey and Bee!
PRIDE PARADE!!!! Senator Nan Orrock, Lavon Lacey and I are tagging along, celebrating with a zillion happy people!
OAKHURST PORCHFEST: GORGEOUS DAY FOR CAMPAIGNING ACROSS HD 82! Caroline Herring, Sam and Joe Crespino are stars! And Brookhaven City Councilman John Funny and I enjoyed the LAVISTA Park fall festival - all volunteers deserve big time thanks!
I enjoyed attending a WIN event at the home of Stephanie Blank. Great to see Cathy Bradshaw!
I LOVE the Atlanta Master Chorale! A much needed break from politics.
An autumn view from my North Georgia cabin porch.
You can search for and track bills, watch the House (or Senate) in Session, watch committee hearings, monitor legislation by committee, and find contact information —- all on the revamped General Assembly website. Here are quick links:
Make your views known. Write to the leaders: