GA State Representative To Serve As Panelist On Cocktails & Politics…

May Event FrontOn Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the BQE Lounge in downtown Atlanta, GA there will be a first of its kind panel discussion with political insiders to discuss various topics regarding alcohol. There are several liquor laws on the table at the George State Capitol that many citizens do not understand and will be given the opportunity for clarification.  Other topics will include why is liquor taxed so many times, will America ever return to Prohibition laws, and why are so many law makers being arrested for DUIs and should they be held to a higher, lower, or the same standard as everyone else?

Dorothea (Dee) Dawkins-Haigler will be one of several panelists to discuss this unorthodox topic that will provide citizens with a better understanding of the political processes. Other panelist include, Rashad Richey, Aaron Turpeau Sr, Tharon Johnson, and Derrick Jackson. We will lead a live, healthy, mature, and fun conversation of how alcohol may play a part in politics. The purpose of this panel is to confirm and dispell myths about alcohol within the political realm. There have been several cases of the media nationwide of lawmakers being arrested for DUIs, leaving citizens wondering, “Do politicians think they are above the law?” This panel will reflect that everyone make bad choices, and even politicians aren’t always above the law. We will share the importance for everyone to follow the rules, drive safe and to vote.  RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktails-politics-do-politicians-get-a-sipping-pass-ornah-tickets-24892065839

Dee dedicates her life to public service through her role as an ordained minister and pastor, college educator, community activist, and political strategist. Dee is a Georgia State Representative serving her third term in House District 91, which covers parts of DeKalb and Rockdale counties which covers the cities of Conyers and Lithonia.

Dawkins-HaiglerDee236She serves as Chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Past Chair of the Georgia Women’s Legislative Caucus. She serves on the House Committees for Banks and Banking, Human Relations and Aging, Industry & Labor and Science & Technology. Dee is elected an At-Large Executive Committee Member and Chaplain of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL). She serves as the National Chaplain for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women). She serves as a State Director for both Women in Government and the National Council of State Legislators Women’s Network.

Dee is President and Owner of DDH & Associates and Executive Director of TIME 1000—an organization dedicated to helping 1000 women and minorities get elected to public office or receive board appointments. She has trained women from Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Gambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo on gender issues, education and seeking elective office.

screen1136x1136Dee is an advocate for children and youth with an emphasis placed on those who have been impacted by poverty. This work led her to be appointed to the Juvenile Parole Board for the State of South Carolina by Governor Jim Hodges, where she was the youngest and first African American female to serve as Chair of the board. She uses her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (S.C. State University), Master of Public Administration (Kentucky State University), and her Master of Divinity (Tuner Seminary, ITC) and D.Div degrees to bridge the political, public, and religious communities and help them find solutions to eradicating racism, sexism, and classism. She is currently completing her Ph.D in Political Science at Clark Atlanta University.

Dee is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Coalition of 100 Black women, Immediate Past President of Jack and Jill of America – East Suburban Atlanta Chapter, National Council of Negro Women, National Association of Black political Scientists and the Eastern Star.

Dee resides in Lithonia Georgia with her family. She is married to her college sweetheart Lt. Colonel David Haigler Jr. and they have 4 children Christopher, Christyn, Hannah and Joshua, 2 grandchildren Amari and Kingston.