This past Georgia Legislative session was brutal for women, children and families.
We saw unemployment benefits cut, so those boys under the Gold Dome, could continue to give unemployment tax cuts to their business buddies. Moreover, Georgia families in desperate and immediate need, who apply for TANF funds, (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) now have to take a drug test; even though there is NO evidence that this group has high drug use, in fact recent studies prove otherwise. These bills, however awful, were not the worst of the worst. The continued dismantling of a woman’s right to control her body and her healthcare ranked near the top. HB954 authored by Representative Doug McKillip – “ Dweeby” to those who understand him – was a not about healthcare, or choice, it was a raw grab for power. He is being positioned for higher leadership. We cannot allow this to happen. He must be stopped. Now!
The good news is “Dweeby” Doug McKillip has strong primary opposition. Her name is Regina Quick. She is an Athens family law attorney and a Republican. A Democrat cannot win this seat. This seat was drawn for Republican Representative McKillip, as a “gift” for dumping the Democrats that elected him in his old district, then switching parties immediately after being elected. How despicable is that? He has betrayed the voters. He has betrayed women. He has betrayed the party that supported him and put him in office. How could anyone trust him? He is dishonest and dangerous.
We also need to give him a gift. A one way ticket back where he came from.
Please join me, and many others for a meet-and-greet for Ms. Quick. This is a great opportunity to meet Regina, and most importantly, if so inclined, make a donation to her campaign. Together we can send a strong bold message – Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
See you on Sunday.