The Georgia General Assembly went into an unexpected, week-and-a-half recess, but that doesn’t mean the political world stopped spinning. Here are a few quick hitters to keep you informed:
- I haven’t had the opportunity to write about it yet, but the President’s State of the Union speech was one of the finest I’ve ever heard. Results were aplenty, the outlook for the future was bright, and he hit our key issues in a strong way – life, religious freedom, and school choice. Many believers cast ballots for Trump with skepticism in 2016 – more concerned with Clinton than excited about their choice. That shouldn’t be the case in 2020.
- Meanwhile, those vying to face POTUS in the general election are looking weaker by the minute. I don’t know how Warren continues to go on, and Biden has to hope for a miracle in South Carolina and Nevada. It’s hard to take Sanders or Buttigieg seriously, and I don’t know that Klobuchar can take a 3rd place New Hampshire finish and make a sustainable run into the top tier. Michael Bloomberg looms large, but there are so many problems with him that the Dems could riot if he ends up gaining steam. Either way, this mess continues to help Trump’s chances.
- While the Georgia legislature took time off to take a deeper look at the budget, there are some great pieces of legislation that are on hold. We are working on school choice issues, protections for children, adoption and foster care, human trafficking, and parental rights. Even though it’s an election year, there is much good that can be done under the Gold Dome.
- Speaking of elections, the number of seats we anticipate being involved in continues to grow. We anticipate weighing in on 4 congressional sets, and we are watching 39 state legislative seats that could be very competitive – needing us to make the difference.
- I cannot emphasize enough how important this election cycle is in being able to achieve our policy objectives. We need to boost the numbers of our allies as well as show our friends (and our opponents) that we follow through on what we say we will do. If you care about God-honoring policy, you need to be involved this election cycle like never before.
- Finally, expect some news on the US Senate race from us next week.
There’s a lot going on, and we’ll keep you updated – without a fuss, without scaring you about bills that will never move, and without fluff.
President and Executive Director
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