Senate Hopeful Prepares Statewide Coronavirus Relief Tour

Tamara Johnson-Shealey
Tamara Johnson-Shealey

Democratic Senate Candidate, Tamara Johnson Shealey is preparing for a summer road trip across the state of Georgia to meet with voters and visit county coronavirus hotspots to assess community needs. She also plans to provide personal protective equipment to beauty and barber professionals who face a new normal in the midst of the pandemic.

As one of the first industries to reopen in the state, beauty and barber shop workers are the latest addition to the list of frontline workers in Georgia. Johnson-Shealey thinks these workers need protection from the virus similar to that of healthcare workers. “It’s impossible to stay six feet away from your nail or hair client, the risk is very high for these workers to get the virus and spread it to other clients, co-workers and even family members,” she said.

The Senate candidate plans to make weekly road trips around the state to meet with local Georgians and distribute personal protective equipment to industry workers as well as educate them on how to keep themselves safe during the pandemic. She wants to hear their concerns regarding the economy and healthcare, as well.

“The workers in the beauty and barber industry are underinsured if insured at all. They don’t usually qualify for unemployment, so this virus is really hitting them hard. I need to know what their needs are and what I can do in my position as a candidate to help make that happen.”

Johnson-Shealey is a veteran advocate for the beauty and barber industry. She began her career as a nail technician, eventually owning her own nail salon. She runs an industry organization that advocates for improved health and safety standards and also heads a group that educates industry workers on how to engage in politics. She is currently campaigning for Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler’s seat.

1 thought on “Senate Hopeful Prepares Statewide Coronavirus Relief Tour”

  1. Maybe we need to look at who’s taking a bold agenda Washington. I’m marked with this woman in the rain for black lives matter movement. and when the police here in Valdosta Georgia decided that they were going to attack me and leave me very unsafe in my home where I have been since even more brutalized. and it could have become fatal, she repetitively ignoring my messages until she made the statement I’m not in office I can’t help you. And then she blocked me when I was on Facebook live begging for help chemical burns in my mouth from an attack I had been screaming out to everybody about. And I stood with her that day screaming no justice no peace. And we cried together and she was really supposed to care right. But when it’s happening to me it’s I can’t help it’s not my time. no cuz now I realize the black lives matter movement in Valdosta is working hand-in-hand with the police. To have things start changing in history for the same selfish reasons we don’t want him up there in the first place. But when I tell you that I have just been brutalized by the police and you tell me you can’t help me and the guy that month is black lives matter group threatens calls police. Then I see now she is not taking abolf it is it to Washington. She is taking a personal agenda to Washington. And that’s not what we needed up there. was I wide enough to stay in there and walked with him but when it come down to my right I was too white to stay in that movement anymore. Because she didn’t have no respect to even speak to me let it be in that moment where she looks good and I’m still being attacked in my home by the police I’m not allowed to leave my. I will stop at no means to make sure this don’t get the Washington… because I’m still sitting in the middle of police brutality and she couldn’t even offer a kind word she did offer I can’t help there’s nothing you do and blocked me. I’m probably going to push this case right on up to Superior Court if I have to is that going further that’s fine too but whatever I got them keepsomething like this out. of Washington I guess maybe the next move will be taking me to jail for boycotting some of these things I stood for. Thank flatboat agenda is almost had me killed at the hands of the police. Please make sure that’s part of your bold agenda. Because if you don’t I’m not just make sure it’s known for you hit this new station. You don’t deserve to be in Washington. An American don’t deserve to have it. And you have a nice day

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