CLARKSTON, G.A.—On Jan. 15, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) co-hosted an event to take a stand against the GOP agenda and its budget.
The town hall was co-hosted by Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry.
The event was held to hold the GOP accountable for their budget that calls for drastic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Johnson praised the Obama administration at the event and echoed the voices of many guest speakers who have pledged to hold the GOP in Washington accountable.
Congressman Johnson and Mayor Terry were joined on the stage by several faith leaders, environmentalists, immigration reform supporters and many elected officials.
Some of those guest speakers included State Senator Vincent Fort, State Rep. Karla Drenner, State Rep. Dewey McClain, DeKalb County CEO Mike Thurmond, Georgia Political Director for the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign, Daniel Blackman, GALEO Executive Director Jerry Gonzalez; and 6th Congressional District Candidate Jonathan Ossoff, Hosea Feed The Hungry’s Elisabeth Omilami, National Action Network’s Mary-Pat Hector, Planned Parenthood’s Staci Cox, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rashad Richey, Georgia Federation of Teachers’ Verdallia Turner, Clarkston Imam SH Salam Wazir, Rob Woods of Georgia Equality and Dr. Kathleen Connors – Executive Director Georgia Refugee Health& Mental Health.
Hundreds of attendees packed the Clarkston Community Center to join in the cause to protect affordable healthcare, stand up for the middle class and continue to support leadership who stand up against the GOP agenda.