END RACISM, NOT THE POLICE
Dear Friends,

In the days since George Floyd’s tragic and horrifying death, America has been rocked by an unprecedented rush of anger, frustration, anxiety and fear.

 

Even in the midst of this turmoil, we can look in the mirror and confidently remind ourselves that the United States of America remains the greatest nation in the world. But, like all great societies, we have dark sins swept under the rug. The ultimate evil of those sins is racism, and even as past generations made painfully slow but nonetheless hard-fought progress, it continues to plague our nation.

 

Racism can only be defeated by wholesale societal change – a groundswell amongst the people. It requires each of us to step up and be our own best selves. As the pendulum swings back to lawful demonstrations and we take a step back from the brink of anarchy, raw emotions are crystalizing into nascent political movements. One proposal has swept to the forefront of the conversation: the call to #AbolishThePolice. Major cities are taking steps to defund or even abolish local law enforcement agencies.  

 

Rational Americans understand that good people can fight racism and support local police at the same time. We know that most of America’s police are upstanding servants of the community. Incidents of unjust violence by police have decreased dramatically over the years.  Police officers around the country put their lives on the line to protect citizens on a daily basis – most recently showcased by their work on the frontlines against the coronavirus, which has cost over 100 officers their lives. No elected official from either party should accept the false choice of fighting racism or supporting the police.

Today, President Trump signed an executive order, which will take steps to make immediate and effective improvements to our policing system and precincts across the country. Thank you, President Trump, for your leadership in taking proactive steps to improve our law enforcement system. Click here to view and to read more on the President’s actions.

Click here to see my latest opinion piece in the Daily Caller.


JUNETEENTH

This upcoming Friday is Juneteenth, a day when we celebrate the end of slavery in America. Our Nation’s most important founding principle is that “that all men are created equal.” Yet, despite this fundamental truth, millions of men, women, and children were enslaved and treated as though they were less than human. When President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves in 1863, the country was divided by the Civil War and his order could not be fully enforced for another two years.

On June 19, 1865, Union forces landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and all slaves were now free. 155 years later, we celebrate this day as “Juneteenth” by looking back to learn from our history and honor the countless contributions of African Americans to our country’s progress.

 


MAKING MONEY WITH CHARLES PAYNE
Today, I joined my friend Charles Payne to discuss whether Congress should authorize more stimulus. While we are seeing the benefits and positive effects of the stimulus packages, Congress cannot substitute a free economy. Many blue states continue to restrict their economies rather than reopen.

 

Under President Trump’s leadership, America’s economy reached record highs and unemployment was at record lows. As our country continues to recover from this pandemic, we will return to those days in the months ahead. 


To watch my interview on Fox Business, click here.


PRIORITY COVID TESTING
On Monday, Governor Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) announced that first responders will receive priority for COVID-19 Testing. From the beginning, these brave men and women have been on the frontlines providing safety and security to Georgians and communities across the state.


The health and safety of our first responders is critical and it is essential they we ensure they are able to be tested quickly and efficiently. If you are a first responder looking to be tested for COVID-19, click here to find a testing site near you.

ALZHEIMER AWARENESS MONTH
It's Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time to show support for those struggling with the cognitive disease and those who provide selflessly support and care. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million people in America are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The sixth-leading cause of death and the only leading disease without a prevention, treatment, or cure, Alzheimer’s kills more Americans every year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

In the 10th Congressional District, we are blessed to have Tammy Kay Brunson as the District Ambassador for the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She has been faithful to share information with us regarding this disease while monitoring legislation that is making its way through Congress. Both Tammy’s father and my mother were among the many Americans who suffered from this debilitating disease, so we understand the pain of caregivers and their families. Thankfully, there are organizations, like the Alzheimer’s Association, that offer Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. If someone you know suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s, click here to find a support group near you or volunteers who are trained to help care for loved ones.



PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

Many of you have contacted us requesting updates about your passport applications. At the beginning of the pandemic, the passport agency, like many other federal agencies, came to a grinding halt, instead only processed emergency applications. This pause caused a backlog of applications.

 

Thankfully, I am happy to inform folks that as of June 11th, the National Passport Information Center has resumed operations and is processing passport applications. The Center estimates that it will have 1.7 million backlogged applications completed in about nine weeks.

 

For more information, click here or if you need assistance with a current application please contact us.

  

Sincerely,

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END RACISM, NOT THE POLICE
JUNETEENTH
MAKING MONEY WITH CHARLES PAYNE
PRIORITY COVID TESTING
ALZHEIMER AWARENESS MONTH
PASSPORT APPLICATIONS
 
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Today, I joined my friend Charles Payne to discuss whether Congress should authorize more stimulus. While we are seeing the benefits and positive effects of the stimulus packages, Congress cannot substitute a free economy. Many blue states continue to restrict their economies rather than reopen.

 

Under President Trump’s leadership, America’s economy reached record highs and unemployment was at record lows. As our country continues to recover from this pandemic, we will return to those days in the months ahead. 

 

To watch my interview on Fox Business, click

Today, I joined my friend Charles Payne to discuss whether Congress should authorize more stimulus. While we are seeing the benefits and positive effects of the stimulus packages, Congress cannot substitute a free economy. Many blue states continue to restrict their economies rather than reopen.

 

Under President Trump’s leadership, America’s economy reached record highs and unemployment was at record lows. As our country continues to recover from this pandemic, we will return to those days in the months ahead. 

 

To watch my interview on Fox Business, click

Today, I joined my friend Charles Payne to discuss whether Congress should authorize more stimulus. While we are seeing the benefits and positive effects of the stimulus packages, Congress cannot substitute a free economy. Many blue states continue to restrict their economies rather than reopen.

 

Under President Trump’s leadership, America’s economy reached record highs and unemployment was at record lows. As our country continues to recover from this pandemic, we will return to those days in the months ahead. 

 

To watch my interview on Fox Business, click

Today, I joined my friend Charles Payne to discuss whether Congress should authorize more stimulus. While we are seeing the benefits and positive effects of the stimulus packages, Congress cannot substitute a free economy. Many blue states continue to restrict their economies rather than reopen.

 

Under President Trump’s leadership, America’s economy reached record highs and unemployment was at record lows. As our country continues to recover from this pandemic, we will return to those days in the months ahead. 

 

To watch my interview on Fox Business, click

Today, I joined my friend Charles Payne to discuss whether Congress should authorize more stimulus. While we are seeing the benefits and positive effects of the stimulus packages, Congress cannot substitute a free economy. Many blue states continue to restrict their economies rather than reopen.

 

Under President Trump’s leadership, America’s economy reached record highs and unemployment was at record lows. As our country continues to recover from this pandemic, we will return to those days in the months ahead. 

 

To watch my interview on Fox Business, click