Our First Week Back!
This week, my office was busy preparing my legislative agenda for this session. This session, we’re taking on safe housing and economic development, voting rights, criminal justice for youth, gun violence, and maternal and reproductive health. Click this link to see the legislation that I’ve carried during the 112th General Assembly. Look out for 2022 dates for the progress on legislation for this session.
This year, to honor and affirm the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., myself and 10 legislators across the South co-wrote a resolution to recognize the often-overlooked economic philosophy that Dr. King championed.
Simply put, Dr. King believed, “What good is being able to sit at a lunch counter if you don’t have the money to buy a meal?”
This statement still rings true to this day. In order to fully achieve the full citizenship that is promised to us in the 14th amendment of the US Constitution, we must fiercely pursue economic equity for all Tennesseans, specifically those groups who have been historically marginalized. Through the passage of this resolution, I affirm my commitment to ensure economic equity for all Tennesseans, especially Black folks. Check out our news coverage with the Black News Channel and FOX Soul’s The Black Report (24:50) for our MLK Resolution.
NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY:
Families First Community Grant Initiative is a workforce development and employment program. Families First grants are awarded to public and private organizations who provide services to low-income families like assistance with transportation, childcare, education, job training, employment activities, temporary cash assistance, and other services. Applications close February 4 at 5pm. Please reach out to my office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for District 91
FREE COVID TESTS from the federal government: Here’s what you need to know.
Every home in the US is eligible to order 4 FREE at-home COVID tests. Click this link to order yours now.
Your insurance company will reimburse the cost of 8 at-home tests per month. Click here for more information.
United Way of the Mid-South has partnered with Entergy to provide FREE tax prep services starting this week through April 15th. If you need assistance, please click the link for more information.
The Tennessee Homeowners Assistance Fund is now LIVE! Please click this link to apply for assistance.
If you are having issues, receiving your unemployment assistance, please email Rep. London Lamar office’s at email@example.com with the following information:
A description of the problem
Your full name (first, middle, and last)
Your phone number
The last 4 digits of your social security
The date that you filed the claim
The email address you used to file the claim
This week, the Black News Channel invited me to discuss the importance of safeguarding voting rights. Check out the interview here.