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Real Talk w/ Rashad Richey: Moral Monday Protesters Released From the Slammer

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Atlanta State Senator Vincent Fort says "we are going to show them that God's people should not be harassed in this way." He has been an outspoken advocate for the residents of Friendship Towers. Credit:  Jean Ross CBS/Local

Atlanta State Senator Vincent Fort says “we are going to show them that God’s people should not be harassed in this way.” He has been an outspoken advocate for the residents of Friendship Towers. Credit: Jean Ross CBS/Local

On today’s show we had Senator Vincent Fort discuss his recent release from the Atlanta jail stemming from a protest yesterday outside of Governor Nathan Deal’s office.  Sen. Fort along with protesters from the group Moral Monday were protesting Governor Deal’s position of not extending Medicaid benefits to more than 650,000 Georgians. Sen. Fort says that over the next 10 years this program would be subsidized by the federal government, creates 70,000 or  more jobs and adds 82 billion dollars into our Georgia economy.  According to Sen. Fort, he has never seen such partisan politics in his 18 years of public service.  Click below to hear Senator Fort’s interview on ‘Real Talk w/Rashad Richey:

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