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SenJohnAlbers-largerSenator John Albers represents the 56th Senate District, which includes portions of North Fulton county. 404-463-8055, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

22 July 2020

Keeping Sight of the American Dream

Written by Senator John Albers

Last month we celebrated Independence Day. Many of our normal celebrations were not held due -to the pandemic. However, we should never lose sight of this monumental time in history. The following is a letter I wrote to my sons, and I forward it to them every year as a constant reminder.

23 June 2020

Enhancing Digital Learning - The New Normal

Written by Senator John Albers

On April 1, Gov. Brian Kemp made the decision to close Georgia’s school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and move to online learning, based on feedback from educators and administrators. This shift was challenging for some and smoother for others. School systems have adapted by establishing learn-from-home protocols and future-proofing classrooms for years to come.

19 May 2020

June 2020 Update

Written by Senator John Albers

I have been working more than 20 hours per day to serve you. I am hosting weekly town hall conference calls, getting supplies to our hospitals and first responders, and coordinating with our cities, counties, schools, governor, task force, White House, federal counterparts, etc.

20 April 2020

2020 Legislative Session Update

Written by Senator John Albers

On March 16, elected representatives were called into a special legislative session to ratify Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive order to declare a public health state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, I sent updates to those on my email list, posted to my website and social media accounts, and hosted telephone town hall meetings to inform citizens of the important updates and resources available. Specific updates included best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health care access, the Small Business Administration, unemployment, federal stimulus, charities, schools, etc.

23 March 2020

Exciting Bills Being Proposed at the 2020 Legislative Session

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2020 Legislative Session includes several bills that address some of the most critical issues lawmakers hear about on a daily basis. This is an overview of a few pieces of legislation that I’m excited to sponsor.

19 February 2020

“All Politics Is Local”

Written by Senator John Albers

As a Georgia State Senator, I am often tasked with making decisions that affect citizens across our great state. However, as a resident and citizen, I understand that cities and local governments are often best attuned to the needs of their districts. That is why in order to impact meaningful change, it is critical that our localities have the authority and control to make decisions that will have a direct effect on their own communities. I am a strong advocate for local control, as I believe that the well-being of a community often results from a healthy partnership between state and local government, and that is exactly what I aim to work toward each legislative session.

22 January 2020

Water Wars

Written by Senator John Albers

Over the summer months, most of us probably took part in some of the many outdoor recreation opportunities that our state has to offer. Some of the most popular summer activities include boating on Lake Lanier, tubing down the Chattahoochee River, or fishing in one of the many tributaries and rivers that make up the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin.

23 December 2019

The 155th Georgia Assembly — Part II

Written by Senator John Albers

On Monday, January 13, legislators will reconvene for the second half of the 155th Georgia General Assembly. Legislation that did not receive final passage during the 2019 session could be taken up during the second half of the biennial. Some of the pending issues address surprise medical billing, transportation updates, marketplace fairness, and tax infrastructure assessments, among others.

19 November 2019

May 2020 Be a Year of Unity

Written by Senator John Albers

As we celebrate this holiday season, let’s focus on what brings us together and unites us rather than issues that divide us.

23 October 2019

Giving Thanks

Written by Senator John Albers

Expressions of thanks are everywhere in our society, from our prayers and holidays to our thank you letters and notes. But many of us don’t take the time to consider the things we are truly thankful for as often as we should. So, this month, I want to share some of the things I am thankful for and detail how service has an impact on each of our lives.

01 October 2019

Standing for Our Flag and Our National Anthem

Written by Senator John Albers

In a recent and very public decision, a major athletic apparel company decided to pull back the sale of a 1776 Betsy Ross Flag sneaker after its production was criticized by a former NFL player. This same NFL player is affiliated with the movement for athletes to take a knee during the national anthem. In an effort to be “politically correct,” this company has made decisions that go against the grain of America and appeal to those who do not understand the sacrifices of our soldiers from every generation beginning with the Revolutionary War.

22 August 2019

Is Socialism Right for America?

Written by Senator John Albers

Our great Republic of the United States was founded based on the principles of democracy and individual liberty for each American citizen. Over the last few years, we have witnessed a dangerous trend that has some Americans feeling that socialism is the way forward. However, as history tells us, socialism is nothing more than a paved road to disaster and destitution.

22 July 2019

Bills To Help Ensure the Safety of Georgians

Written by Senator John Albers

During the 2019 session, state leaders and legislators focused on properly funding and updating laws for our public safety agencies and judicial system, so they can efficiently address crimes that are impacting Georgia. This includes the opioid epidemic and a rise in gang activity, which must be dealt with before either issue impacts even more lives. Additionally, with the rise of technology use in criminal activity, we had to create laws for using drones. Positive strides were made regarding these issues, which will decrease crime and increase safety.

20 June 2019

2019 Session Education Legislation

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2019 session ended April 2, 2019, and since then, the governor has been reviewing what received final passage, so he can sign or veto the legislation. Overall, the Georgia General Assembly passed 130 general bills and resolutions addressing a variety of issues. A topic that remained a priority is properly funding education and ensuring our school systems have every resource possible to educate Georgia’s students.

23 May 2019

Hurricane Michael Relief

Written by Senator John Albers

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael, the third-most powerful Atlantic Hurricane to hit the United States, made landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 4 storm then rapidly moved into parts of southern Georgia. Wind speeds reached 155 mph and left around $25.1 billion in damages while claiming 72 lives. The storm left devastation in its path throughout south Georgia, leaving many citizens without power, destroying infrastructure, damaging crop production, and resulting in an approximately $2.5 billion loss to Georgia’s timber and agriculture industries.
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