YELLOW ROSE/ NIKKI T. RANDALL SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARD & GEORGIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE RESOLUTION 1370

Click to view GEORGIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RESOLUTION 1370 http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20192020/HR/1370

Click to view PROJECT Q Article: https://www.projectq.us/atlanta/georgia_house_honors_trans_activist_tracee_mcdaniel

Click to view Rep. Park Cannon Presentation: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0jP3KMmEY0Xu2VF-vQ1Dty1eQ

Click to view Tracee McDaniel Remarks: https://share.icloud.com/photos/0BqvXkJzU7vmWBnHA2b6yrk1w

As I sit and reflect back on March 10, 2020, my heart is still filled with filled with appreciation and gratitude. To be supported and standing by the two beautiful women legislative caucus members pictured, Georgia State Representative Park Cannon, Representative Renitta Shannon and the Women’s Legislative Caucus is a moment that I will treasure for a lifetime.

I’m beginning to really comprehend what a momentous occasion that this been for me. I am now motivated to work even harder to prove myself worthy of such an honor.

My Women’s Herstory experiences were a fantastical whirlwind of many emotions and adventures, so much so I really needed an extra day to recover from all of the excitement.

I’m so glad that I’d worn my comfortable pumps, whew!

My morning began very early, after a restless night with little sleep, due to anticipation of receiving the Yellow/Rose Nikki T. Randall Servant Leadership Award from Representative Park Cannon.

Nikki T. Randall became the first African-American female elected to the General Assembly from middle Georgia.

It’s been a few minutes since I’ve had to be up at 4am in order to be at the Freight Depot downtown by 8am, due to our crazy traffic here in Atlanta.

Thankfully, we made it safely in the rain with some time to spare.

Long story short, I met and received a CD from legendary gospel singer Ms. Dottie Peoples who was also honored, witnessed Doraville Councilmember Steph Koontz and Rep. Park Cannon standing up against bigotry and transphobia that was spewed by sitting Democratic Representative Vernon Jones.

I also met a youth along with his family that were attending his annual “Zander Day At The Capital”, lobbying for Trans Protections.

He’s about five or six years old and already showing up and participating for Equity and Civil Liberties at such a young age.

After the amazing awards breakfast, we sat in the Gallery and witnessed our Georgia House Of Representatives in action, and to top it off, due to the rain we got to ride in Senator Orrock’s car from the Freight Depot to the Capital.

I’m blessed and thankful for my family and friends that were able to come out and be the wind beneath my wings.

Thank you again Representative Park Cannon and the Women’s Legislative Caucus for making a safe-space and illuminating our humanity.

Our visibility saves lives.

Always remember, Human Rights are Trans rights and Trans rights are human rights.


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