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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GEORGIA SENATOR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARDS FOR HER DEDICATION TO FAMILIES AND STRONG COMMUNITIES
AWARD HONORS LEADERSHIP ON BILLS PROTECTING VOLUNTEERS AND FOCUSING GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS ON PROSPERITY
Georgia Sen. Renee Unterman was honored with the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability Monday for her leadership in the state to eliminate welfare policies that promote dependency and empower communities to help families in need.
Unterman supported legislation to reform the state’s welfare programs to encourage independence and discourage abuse, and legislation to recognize community organizations that help families and children experiencing a short-term crisis.
“Georgia is fortunate to have someone fighting to make their state better by strengthening communities and working to focus the state’s current social safety programs on helping people achieve independence,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA CEO.
“Sen. Unterman has stepped forward with bold ideas and she is one of the keys to helping Georgia’s children grow up with more security and stability, by wrapping them in the care and love of the communities around them.”
Unterman is just one of a small handful of state leaders being recognized from around the country with the annual award for their work in 2016.