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LYNN’S LIST FOR DECEMBER 7, 2020 or 

IN LIEU OF LYNN’S LIST

 

The last ten months have been incredibly difficult for many of our Macon neighbors.  Families are hungry, jobless, and are facing eviction as COVID-19 ravages Middle Georgia.  Congress has failed to respond to the needs of their American neighbors as the CARES Act funding expires this month.  We know that we cannot help everyone. But, as Mother Teresa said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” 

 

The Georgia Women Steering Committee has decided that we will partner with Mentor’s Project. We will work with its executive Director, June O’Neal and adopt one family for the Christmas holiday.  Most people think of food at Thanksgiving and toys at Christmas, but families also need food at Christmas.  The family consists of a single mother who works as a certified nursing assistant and has four children, three boys and one girl.  

 
We ask that you help us piece together a living quilt of love in service of kindness this holiday.  We ask that you help us “love our neighbors.”  Thank you in advance!

Non-perishable:

Cereal

Oatmeal

Pop tarts

Peanut butter

Mac and cheese

Toilet paper

Paper towels

Laundry detergent

Dish detergent

Bleach

Cleaning supplies


Perishable:
Turkey
Hot dogs
Apples

Tangerines
Milk
Butter
Eggs
Raisins
Bananas







 

We will be collecting the items at 11:00 AM on December 12, 2020
in the old K-Mart parking lot on Tom Hill.  Please remember to wear a mask.

Unfortunately because of Covid, only new items can be given.  The following lists include food and clothing items that are needed.  Wrapped and labeled for the clothing is preferred. 

Justin- 14 years old(boy)

Men's L/XL- shirts

34X32-pants

 

Jashard- 10 years old(boy)

Shirts- 16/18

Pants-16Husky

 

Keldrick-8 years old(boy)

Shirts-8

Pants-8

 

Keliyah-5 years old(girl)

Shirts-5

Pants-5

We also have another event on Saturday December 12-same time and place. We will meet to decorate our cars to remind citizens of the upcoming January 5 runoff election. While you are out and about, Maconites will see your decorations.  If you have the opportunity, drive your decorated car through area parking lots and around area businesses for maximum exposure.  Remember to wear a mask.

Protection of Civil Liberties

The public health crisis is getting worse, and millions of people are facing financial struggles over the holidays. The only way to turn this around is to get the pandemic under control.  Financial assistance to the people who need it is essential. Unless Congress acts, the 12 million unemployed workers will lose benefits on December 26 and a total of 16 million will lose benefits by the end of the year.  The federal moratorium on evictions set to expire on December 31. If this occurs, more than 1 in 4 adults with children are at risk of losing their homes. In Georgia, data shows that nearly 60% of Georgians are claiming unemployment each week and families of color are hit the hardest; 25% of child care programs remain closed thus increasing stress on working families. 

 

Contact Senators Loeffler and Perdue with the suggested script:  My name is ----- and I am from ------.  Georgians are jobless, hungry, and facing eviction.  They don’t know how they will pay their bills and yet the Senate hasn’t passed a new Covid-19 relief package.  The stalemate in Washington is hurting the very people who put you in office to work for them. I expect a COVID-19 relief package containing stimulus money to qualified individuals, enhanced unemployment, and workplace safety to be passed before the Senate leaves for the Christmas break. 

A side note:  Congressman Austin Scott has been ill with COVID-19.  If he is your Representative, a get well email  would be a nice gesture.

Fair and Representative Elections

IMPORTANT!!!

The Senate runoff and the runoff for Public Service Commission District 4 IS TUESDAY JANUARY 5, 2021. 

Request your absentee ballot as well as check the status of your request at mvp.sos.ga.gov.  Some absentee ballots have already been mailed so be on the lookout for yours.

Today (December 7) is the last day to register to vote and the only safe way to ensure your registration is to drop off your request at the Board of Elections or register online.

Early voting begins next Monday December 14, 2020.

 

The link to your legislators is here.

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