Top of the morning and Happy Friday, y’all!

Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. 

Here’s what to know for today: 

  • U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock is bringing in major cash to fund one of the most expensive races in this year’s midterm election season. Warnock’s campaign has successfully raised $13.6 million in 2022 ahead of the May 24 Democratic primary election. Combined with fundraising efforts from 2021, Warnock has an estimated $25.6 million in cash on hand.
  • The city of Marietta will not be celebrating Juneteenth as a paid holiday for employees after Mayor Steve Tumlin vetoed the proposal. The veto came after the proposal was passed on a 4-3 vote by City Council members.
  • Time is running out! April 22 is the last day for parents to register their children for Atlanta Public Schools virtual learning alternative before the 2022-2023 school year. Atlanta Virtual Academy offers remote learning for K-12 students, and interested parents can register here.
  • Have questions about the current state of Black maternal health in Georgia? Emory Decatur’s Rose Horton explains the five most important things you need to know about maternal health (written by yours truly). 

ICYMI: Missed out on our Black Maternal Health Week virtual event? You can still engage in the conversation by checking out the archives for all of our virtual events on Capital B’s website here.

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Sydney Sims is the community engagement reporter for Capital B Atlanta. Twitter @bySydneySims