Rep. Kendrick's 2nd Annual Legislative Hack-a-thon (Mark Williams and Veron...
Dear Potential Hack-A-Thon Participant:
Congratulations! You have made the wise decision to participate in my 2nd Annual Legislative Hack-A-Thon taking place on Saturday, Nov. 5th on the campus of Georgia Gwinnett College, Student Center (1000 University Center Ln, Lawrenceville, GA 30043) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch served). The purpose is to gather a diverse group from across the state of Georgia to develop 4-5 pieces of legislation they would like to see proposed next session.
This event is exclusive meaning it is not open to the public and registration is required. We will spend a half day with others to discuss a specific Georgia issue and come up with a specific solution through the policy-making process. YOU MAY ONLY CHOOSE ONE GROUP AND MUST REMAIN WITH THAT GROUP THE ENTIRE TIME so choose wisely.
The issues and moderators are:
- EDUCATION ISSUE: "The Alternative to OSD: How do we retain great teachers so OSD is not an option?" (Moderator: Sharon Fort and Experts: Michael O’Sullivan with Students First and Tyler Barr with Georgia PTA)
- MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE: How do we hold hospitals accountable for discharging mental health patients with no discharge plans? (Moderator: Mark Williams and Drew Andrews)
- CRIMINAL JUSTICE ISSUE: How can we ensure the fair prosecution of officers involved in officer-related shootings? (Moderators: Daniel Walker and Veronica Higgs Cope and Experts: Mawuli Davis and Sheriff )
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUE: What is the "magic number" that the minimum wage should be raised to in Georgia? (Moderator: Renee Dubois and Expert: Professor Jason Gordon with Georgia Gwinnett College)
- ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT ISSUE: What can the state provide, beside tax incentives, to encourage alternative energy use? (Moderators: Dar’shun Kendrick and Dana Redden and Expert: Erin Glynn with Sierra Club)
- HIV/AIDS ISSUE: “How do we decriminalize HIV in a way that demonstrates appropriate use of criminal and civil law while also utilizing current scientific knowledge about HIV and the risks for acquisition and transmission?” (Moderator: Melinda Willingham and Expert: Damion Denson with the CDC)