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02/28/2017
The unfolding bribery scandal at City Hall, explained

Have you heard about the Atlanta bribery scandal but don't really know whats going on? Read our explainer!

Since the arrest of Ervin “E.R.” Mitchell in January there has been a never ending series of bombshells in the ongoing federal investigation into the buying of contracts at Atlanta City Hall. The latest shook the city Tuesday with the firing of Chief Procurement Officer Adam Smith, the man responsib...

02/22/2017
After OSD defeat, Governor Deal rolls out new education plan, still doesn’t take root causes seriously

The Governor unveiled his new education plan. While it does address a few of the concerns raised by OSD critics, it still doesn't address the root causes of underperforming schools.

is clearly built on the model of OSD, but with a few tweaks that the governor hopes will appease critics of OSD. Instead of a Superintendent of the Opportunity School District, we will have a Chief Turnaround Officer. Who, like the OSD superintendent, will have the ability to implement changes to an...

About 125 people preparing to march from Piedmont Park to North Avenue Train Station in opposition to renewed push for p...
01/29/2017

About 125 people preparing to march from Piedmont Park to North Avenue Train Station in opposition to renewed push for pipelines announced by President Trump last week

01/29/2017

Live from Piedmont Park where demonstrators are gathering to march in opposition of Trump's recent pipeline announcement

01/29/2017

On scene at Piedmont Park where demonstrators are preparing to march in opposition to Trump's new pipeline announcement

Have you tried contacting Senator Isakson? We want to know about your experience, comment below.
01/28/2017
Days Before Confirmation Vote, Isakson Phone Lines Not Accepting New Messages

Have you tried contacting Senator Isakson? We want to know about your experience, comment below.

The main public comment lines for both the D.C. and Atlanta offices of Senator Johnny Isakson are full, and no longer accepting messages. This comes just 1 business day before the Senators will vote to confirm Betsy DeVos or not.

01/27/2017
Georgia Democrats Announce Progressive Legislative Agenda

House Democrats list 35 bills they want to introduce this session.

Georgia House Democrats announced their legislative agenda on Wednesday with a new try at medicaid expansion, an increase in state minimum wage, and automatic voter registration being a few of the hot button issues that the Democratic leadership will pursue this legislative session.

60,000 people showed up in Atlanta on Saturday to support equality and to make sure President Trump knows they're watchi...
01/24/2017
Over 60,000 People Attend Atlanta Women’s March

60,000 people showed up in Atlanta on Saturday to support equality and to make sure President Trump knows they're watching.

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Over 60,000 People Attend Atlanta Women’s March January 24, 2017 Ben Heppner Georgia Politics, Local, News, Politics, U.S. Politics 0 Thousands march down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta towards the Capitol [The Peachtree Press]Spanning the distance of over one and a half miles, more than 60...

Nationwide, the Women's March was the United States largest protest.
01/24/2017
Over 60,000 People Attend Atlanta Women’s March

Nationwide, the Women's March was the United States largest protest.

Over 60,000 People Attend Atlanta Women’s March January 24, 2017 Ben Heppner Georgia Politics, Local, News, Politics, U.S. Politics 0 Thousands march down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta towards the Capitol [The Peachtree Press]Spanning the distance of over one and a half miles, more than 60...

Senator Fort received a hefty endorsement from the US Senator over the weekend.
01/11/2017
Bernie Sanders Endorses Senator Vincent Fort for Atlanta Mayor

Senator Fort received a hefty endorsement from the US Senator over the weekend.

Bernie Sanders Endorses Senator Vincent Fort for Atlanta Mayor January 11, 2017 Austin Gates Georgia Politics, Local, Local Politics, Politics, U.S. Politics 0 Senator Vincent Fort - FacebookOn Saturday Senator Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort (D – Atlanta) for M...

Senate rule changes leave some in the minority party worried their voices won't be heard.
01/11/2017
As Senate Changes Procedural Rules, Some Worry It May Stifle Minority Opposition

Senate rule changes leave some in the minority party worried their voices won't be heard.

As Senate Changes Procedural Rules, Some Worry It May Stifle Minority Opposition January 11, 2017 Ben Heppner Georgia Politics, News, Politics 0 Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson speaking in opposition to SR1.When the State Senate convened for the new legislative session, their first order of busi...

Welcome, we hope you'll stick around.
01/10/2017
Welcome to The Peachtree Press

Welcome, we hope you'll stick around.

Welcome to The Peachtree Press January 10, 2017 Austin Gates Random 0 Hello, welcome to The Peachtree Press! We are excited to begin what we hope to be an important tool for progressives across Georgia. We hope to give you a consistent source of information about what’s happening in local government...

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Is there a copy of "The Jungle," by Upton Sinclair, 1980's edition edited by Gene DeGruson?