Right now, we are tracking and standing poised to support our country's small businesses. We are working with others to communicate with theU.S. Senate Committee on Small Business Entrepreneurshipin D.C, as well as the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.
We want to ensure our small businesses are able to access the small business economic stimulus funding, and that their data reference points are included in the public policy process going forward.
We are committed the work of these committees gets to small businesses.
We are going to Washington, D.C. to back our commitment as Georgia U.S. Senators return to DC this week.
We will keep you informed of our efforts in this regard.
Here is a short summary of the types of events we have been attending, and the individuals, groups, and organizations we have been meeting and talking with during the months of Dec. 2019 - April 2020:
Friends and associates who have expressed an interest in supporting our campaign
Mental health advocates concerned about practices leading up to and during incarceration
Participation with groups holding virtual forums
Roundtable Fundraiser on the role of the U.S. Senate and our U.S. Senator
Entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in supporting the 17 United Nations global goals
Affordable housing stakeholders concerned about county government decisions to return federal HUD monies
Media inquiries about the Bartell for Senate response on Gov. Kemp's re-open of business in Georgia
Virtual Discussion about "Bridging the Racial Divide" in partnership with the King Center and Civic Dinners
Seniors concerned about resources to support them as elderly population rises
Homelessness data collection planning to address COVID-19 impact
Ushering In Leadership NOW
During Easter and Passover, we delivered this economic public policy statement. (here)
I am reminded of the challenges we faced in the formation of our government. Economic tensions were already building between North and South, including over slavery. In the 21st century, the Constitution is still unfolding.
When I was in 10th grade, I got excited about participating in its freedoms -- while, at the very same instant, I saw all of the barriers to my participation. Most of my life's work has been in service to removing those barriers.
Looking out from the second floor (of the U.S. Senate) in our first Congress Hall over to Independence Hall.
We face one of the most heart-wrenching barriers now.
As a nation, we have not produced adequate policy for everyday citizens in the financial challenges of the 21st century.
Small businesses are impacted, too.
The accountability that is best positioned for that public policy work:
the subcommittees and the full committees of the United States Senate.
That is why I am running for the United States Senate, from the flat, hilly state of Georgia.
“To whom much is given much is required”!
-- AL BARTELL
U.S. Senate Candidate
More of Where We're In Action:
Statewide Congress on healing and wellness initiatives being developed in Georgia
Veterans wanting to fully participate in society utilizing their unique skills and leadership
Responding to emails from citizens about healthcare options in rural Georgia
Staying briefed by many stakeholder groups on the impact of the pandemic situation
Vietnamese community stakeholders' feedback in formulating public apology for human rights violations during the Vietnam War
Supporting virtual platforms to get vital information out to the public and to small business leaders