Georgia General Assembly

11/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/14/2019 14:13

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Announces Partnership with Ohio River South

ATLANTA -The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC), chaired by State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain), today announced a new partnership with Ohio River South, a regionally-focused, minority-owned public affairs firm. The partnership will serve to deepen the caucus' legislative capacity and update its branding.

'The GLBC has long been at the forefront of championing the rights of all Georgians, while advocating for equity and opportunity,' said Rep. Bennett. 'We are committed to increasing our collective impact, and I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate 45 years of service than leveraging this partnership for the benefit of our constituents.'

Established in 1975, the GLBC is the largest group of African American state lawmakers in the country with 65 members. The non-partisan caucus tapped Ohio River South after several months of due diligence, noting that 'the firm brings a century of experience at the highest levels of government service, public affairs, legislative advocacy and strategic communications.'

Ohio River South is a civic-minded, southern-focused public affairs firm. Named for the body of water that was once America's natural dividing line, the firm solves public sector challenges in the country's fastest-growing region. Since 2016, it has consulted for dozens of companies, nonprofits and governments across nine southern states.

'I have long been an admirer of GLBC, so I jumped at the opportunity to help this venerable organization reach even higher heights,' said Howard Franklin, managing partner of Ohio River South. 'I got into this business to help people change their communities for the better, and my entire team is excited about partnering with the GLBC.'

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Representative Karen Bennett represents the citizens of Districts 94, which includes portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 and currently serves on the Code Revision, Economic Development & Tourism, Health & Human Services and Regulated Industries committees.