GA HOUSE OF REPS COMMENDATION
Tracee sat down and reflected back on March 10, 2020 at the Freight Depot and then sitting in the Georgia House of Representative's Gallery witnessing our government at work.
It all started after previous conversations with State Rep. Park Cannon about why the state of Georgia’s representatives aren’t pro-trans lives?
According to Rep. Cannon, the legislators at the state capitol for some strange reasons haven’t had any experiences with Trans people? Tracee suggested that with Representative's help, they could re-introduce the State Representatives to our humanness, so that we're also protected on the legislative level.
In true fashion with keeping her word to bring Trans visibility to the State Capitol, Representative Cannon sat out to remedy that asurdity by awarding Tracee not only with the Nikki T. Randall Yellow Rose Award, she’s also submitted a Bill for Tracee to receive a Commendation from the Georgia House of Representatives in recognition to her service and contributions to the state of Georgia.
Tracee shared during her acceptance speech that she was beginning to really comprehend what a momentous occasion that her day at Georgia State Capitol was, and as a result of her being recognized in such an unexpected manner has motivated her to work even harder to prove herself worthy of such an honor.
Furthermore, according to Tracee, her heart was still filled with filled with appreciation and gratitude for also receiving support from two beautiful women legislative caucus members, which included Representative Renitta Shannon.
Tracee also shared that her Women’s Herstory Month experiences were a fantastical whirlwind of many emotions and adventures that she will always cherish, so much so that she'd required an extra day to recover from all of the excitement at the time, happy that she'd worn her comfortable pumps.
According to Tracee, her morning began very early after a restless night with little sleep, due to anticipation of becoming cemented in Georgia State history.
Long story short, as the morning stretched into the afternoon,Tracee was also an eyewitness to Doraville Councilmember Steph Koontz and Rep. Park Cannon standing up against bigotry and transphobia that was being spewed by sitting Democratic Representative Vernon Jones in front of everybody within ears shot.
One of the silver-linings was seeing Rep. Park Cannon stand up for our community and another memorable moment was meeting a youth along with his family that were attending his annual “Zander Day At The Capital”, lobbying for Trans Youth Protections.
After the amazing awards breakfast, Tracee and her party later sat in the Gallery, witnessing our Georgia House Of Representatives in action before sharing carrot cake during a reception following the adventures of the day.
Topping it off, due to the rain, Tracee and her spouse got to ride in Senator Orrock’s car from the Freight Depot back to the Capital.
During her acceptance remarks, Tracee thanked Representative Park Cannon and the Women’s Legislative Caucus for making a safe-space for our community and illuminating our humanity at the Capitol.