Summer 2023 Newsletter

Summer has arrived and the work to keep Georgia the #1 place to live, work, play, and raise a family continues. Our 2023 legislative session was an overwhelming success, and I am proud serve you. As a reminder, this is the first of a two-year process…

Sen. John Albers Condemns Antisemitic Cobb County Protest

This morning, Senate Committee on Public Safety Chairman Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) released the following statement in response to actions taken by Neo-Nazi activists over the weekend outside of a Cobb County Synagogue: “It is disheartening to see that in today’s day and age, we are still dealing with the issue of antisemitism. In the last year, faceless cowards have left hateful leaflets in neighborhoods, painted swastikas on walls, sent threatening messages and made awful and disparaging comments throughout our state. These acts are unconscionable and some criminal,” said Sen. Albers.

“This past weekend, activists proceeded to demonstrate derogatory acts such as holding up Nazi flags in front of the Chabad of Cobb, a Jewish synagogue within my district that I am proud to represent. I stand fully behind Rabbi Silverman, his congregation and the Jewish people everywhere. Both my grandfathers served in the US Army and helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. I will proudly continue their work now to ensure that all Georgians are able to live in peace. As the Senate Chairman of Public Safety, I am diligently working with our local, state, and federal counterparts to assure any criminal activity is pursued to the fullest extent of the law.

I am asking you to join me today in locking arms to denounce these terrible people and work together to ensure safety, support, and liberty in our land for all who choose to call Georgia home.”

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Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of Cherokee, Cobb and North Fulton counties. He may be reached at his office at 404.463.8055 or by email at [email protected].

Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce to Hold First Meeting, Announces Informational Website

On Tuesday, June 20, 2023, the Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce, chaired by Senator John Albers (R – Roswell), will be holding its first meeting at 1:00 p.m. at the Georgia Experience Center. The Senate Study Committee was created pursuant to Senate Resolution 275, sponsored by Sen. Albers, which passed during the 2023 Legislative Session with bipartisan support. This committee was established to fulfill one of Lt. Governor Burt Jones’ priorities for the 2023 session. The committee will be comprised of both legislative and non-legislative members: Sen. Albers as Chairman, Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta), Sen. Jason Esteves (D – Atlanta), Sen. Sonya Halpern (D – Atlanta), Sen. Billy Hickman (R – Statesboro), Champ Bailey, Joseph McDermott, Ryan Pernice, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Greg Dozier, Dave Williams, and Daniela Perry. The study committee will hold meetings throughout the remainder of the year, with a schedule of meetings located on the committee website listed below.