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April 30, 2004

Haines to Host Education Forum

Haines to Hold Public Education Forum

Athens – April 29 – Doug Haines, candidate for Congress in Georgia’s 12th District, announced today that he will host a forum on public education in conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week.

“Teachers are one of the most important parts of our communities’ social infrastructure, and it is vitally important that their voice be heard in Washington, DC,” Haines commented. “I’ve fought for public education in the State Senate, and I will take that fight to Congress.”

At the forum, Haines will listen to concerns from teachers, administrators, students, and parents. He will also discuss his ideas for improving public education in the 12th District.

As a State Senator, Doug Haines was instrumental in writing and passing numerous pieces of legislation concerning public education. Haines worked to secure a pilot program for the Georgia Early Learning Initiative in the Athens area, and fought to secure funding to hire new teachers in the state. As a public interest lawyer, Haines successfully sued the state of Georgia to require the government to remove lead from the drinking water in schools and daycares.

The forum will be held at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library on Wednesday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Haines Campaign's Athens office at 706-355-3200.

April 30, 2004 in Education | Permalink | Comments (6)

April 19, 2004

"Clean Sweep" Rally in Savannah - April 21

This Wednesday, April 21, Doug will be speaking at a rally hosted by the AASU College Democrats. The theme of the event is "Clean Sweep" (sweeping the GOP out of office and cleaning up the mess that they have made).

Hope to see everyone there! Here are the details.

When: Wednesday, April 21 - Noon

Where: Johnson Square, Savannah, GA

Admission is, of course, free.

Questions? Email the AASU College Dems at inchoate9@aol.com

April 19, 2004 in Inside the Haines Campaign | Permalink | Comments (2)

Doug Campaigns in Savannah, Augusta, and Warrenton

This weekend was a busy one for the Haines campaign, as we took the show on the road to Warrenton, Savannah, and Augusta.

The weekend started out early Saturday morning with a drop-in for breakfast in Warrenton. Try the pancakes, they're delicious.

After breakfast, it was on to Millen, GA for a quick stop there, and down to Statesboro to meet with voters at Willie's Barber Shop. After that, we were back in the car headed for Savannah and a fish-fry, hosted by the Savannah Labor Council. Turnout was great, and congratulations go out to Brett Hulme for setting up such a fine event.

Following the labor event, it was time for real grassroots campaigning, in barber shops and parking lots. Later in the evening, we dropped by a party hosted by Doug's close friend (and law school classmate) Robert Bush, a public interest lawyer in Savannah.

Sunday morning started with church and lunch in Savannah, and a trip to Augusta for more parking lots.

April 19, 2004 in Inside the Haines Campaign | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 14, 2004

Got questions for Bush?

Who watched the President's press conference last night?

Here's today's question: What question (or questions) would you like to ask the President that either didn't get asked last night, or did get asked, but didn't get answered last night?

Have at it!

Doug

April 14, 2004 in Bush Administration | Permalink | Comments (4)

April 12, 2004

Hands for Haines Concert - April 15!

The Haines for Congress campaign is taking over Tasty World this Thursday, April 15th for a benefit/fundraiser for Doug!

We'll have live music, courtesy of Audition With Max Reinhardt, and a chance to meet Doug and talk to him about what's on your mind.

Doors open at 7pm, admission is only $7. (All proceeds from the door go to help Doug beat Max Burns)

Hope to see everyone there!

April 12, 2004 in Inside the Haines Campaign | Permalink | Comments (0)

Open Thread

Happy 67th Birthday to the National Labor Relations Act! Also, 50 years ago, Bill Haley and the Comets recorded Rock Around the Clock. All this and more, on today's Open Thread.

April 12, 2004 in Open Thread | Permalink | Comments (6)

April 09, 2004

University of Georgia to Lay Off 47 Employees

The Athens Banner-Herald reports today that the University of Georgia here in Athens is going to lay off 47 employees from the Division of Public Service and Outreach and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The hardest hit department is the University's American Language Program (ALP), which is losing 8 jobs. ALP provides non-credit classes in English for international students who wish to attend UGA. In addition, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences will be losing 18 jobs in the Cooperative Extension Departments in 8 areas.

Read all about it here.

Martin Matheny

April 9, 2004 in Economy & Jobs | Permalink | Comments (5)