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On July 7th, CHRIS 180 partnered with the MicroLife Institute to construct a single-family home in the Washington Park n...
07/13/2021

On July 7th, CHRIS 180 partnered with the MicroLife Institute to construct a single-family home in the Washington Park neighborhood for Deborah Glover, a 71-year-old woman who has lived in the area for decades, in a shed without water or electricity. Glover connected with CHRIS 180 through its Community Health Worker program at the Westside Empowerment Center.

CHRIS 180 Atlanta-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed holistic health services to children, youth and families, held a groundbreaking ceremony to announce the launch of a project to stabilize families on Atlanta’s Westside

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Byline: Staff Report
📷: courtesy of CHRIS 180

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On July 7th, CHRIS 180 partnered with the MicroLife Institute to construct a single-family home in the Washington Park neighborhood for Deborah Glover, a 71-year-old woman who has lived in the area for decades, in a shed without water or electricity. Glover connected with CHRIS 180 through its Community Health Worker program at the Westside Empowerment Center.

CHRIS 180 Atlanta-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing trauma-informed holistic health services to children, youth and families, held a groundbreaking ceremony to announce the launch of a project to stabilize families on Atlanta’s Westside

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Byline: Staff Report
📷: courtesy of CHRIS 180

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Brian Kemp often tells supporters to “keep choppin’ wood,” the way the self-described “country guy” urges a steady, deli...
07/13/2021

Brian Kemp often tells supporters to “keep choppin’ wood,” the way the self-described “country guy” urges a steady, deliberate approach. Yet the Georgia governor also says he’ll be “running scared” as he seeks a second term. Because precious little about Georgia politics is calm heading into 2022.

“We need everyone engaged, because we know the Democrats are united,” Kemp told a crowd of more than 300 supporters Saturday at his campaign kickoff in Perry, Georgia, south of Macon.

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Byline: By Bill Barrow and Jeff Amy | The Associated Press
📷: Clay Teague/The Macon Telegraph via AP

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Brian Kemp often tells supporters to “keep choppin’ wood,” the way the self-described “country guy” urges a steady, deliberate approach. Yet the Georgia governor also says he’ll be “running scared” as he seeks a second term. Because precious little about Georgia politics is calm heading into 2022.

“We need everyone engaged, because we know the Democrats are united,” Kemp told a crowd of more than 300 supporters Saturday at his campaign kickoff in Perry, Georgia, south of Macon.

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Byline: By Bill Barrow and Jeff Amy | The Associated Press
📷: Clay Teague/The Macon Telegraph via AP

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This commentary by Andrew Ramsammy of Word In Black says, "the Black community and especially Black women are the backbo...
07/13/2021
COMMENTARY: Tainted Goods | The Atlanta Voice

This commentary by Andrew Ramsammy of Word In Black says, "the Black community and especially Black women are the backbone of America’s democracy. But being a backbone shouldn’t be back-breaking." | Word in Black https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/commentary-tainted-goods/

Why does winning often feel like losing? Especially when after working so hard to achieve status in a society that says it requires credentials, pedigree, and waiting your turn, to then be asked to

On July 7th, CHRIS 180 partnered with the MicroLife Institute to construct a single-family home in the Washington Park n...
07/13/2021
CHRIS 180 breaks ground on new Westside Housing initiative | The Atlanta Voice

On July 7th, CHRIS 180 partnered with the MicroLife Institute to construct a single-family home in the Washington Park neighborhood for Deborah Glover, a 71-year-old woman who has lived in the area for decades, in a shed without water or electricity. Glover connected with CHRIS 180 through its Community Health Worker program at the Westside Empowerment Center. https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/chris-180-breaks-ground-on-new-westside-housing-initiative/

On July 7th, CHRIS 180 partnered with the MicroLife Institute to construct a single-family home in the Washington Park neighborhood for Deborah...

Cedric the Entertainer will host the Emmy Awards in September as the ceremony returns to a live telecast after last year...
07/12/2021
Cedric the Entertainer to host live Emmy Awards ceremony | The Atlanta Voice

Cedric the Entertainer will host the Emmy Awards in September as the ceremony returns to a live telecast after last year’s pandemic-forced virtual event. | #EMMYs https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/cedric-the-entertainer-to-host-live-emmy-awards-ceremony/

Cedric the Entertainer will host the Emmy Awards in September as the ceremony returns to a live telecast after last year's pandemic-forced virtual...

Amid the fanfare, celebrity softball games and other events surrounding Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, a group r...
07/12/2021
Group rallies for voting rights amid All-Star Game events | The Atlanta Voice

Amid the fanfare, celebrity softball games and other events surrounding Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, a group rallied Sunday to call attention to what brought the Summer Classic to Denver in the first place: #VotingRights https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/group-rallies-for-voting-rights-amid-all-star-game-events/

Amid the fanfare, celebrity softball games and other events surrounding Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, a group rallied Sunday to call...

British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho who f...
07/12/2021

British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho who failed to score penalties in England’s shootout loss to Italy in last night's European Championship final. | #ThreeLions #Euro2020 https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/police-investigate-racist-abuse-of-three-england-players/

British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho who failed to score penalties in England’s shootout loss to Italy in last night's European Championship final. | #ThreeLions #Euro2020 https://www.theatlantavoice.com/articles/police-investigate-racist-abuse-of-three-england-players/

Saturday night, the Atlanta Falcons announced the release of linebacker Barkevious Mingo after the player was arrested T...
07/12/2021

Saturday night, the Atlanta Falcons announced the release of linebacker Barkevious Mingo after the player was arrested Thursday in Arlington, Texas on a charge of “indecency with a child, sexual contact.”

Atlanta released a statement regarding the situation Saturday afternoon:

“Our organization became aware of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo today and are currently gathering information on this incident. The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”

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Byline: Itoro Umontuen , The Atlanta Voice
📷: Getty Images

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Saturday night, the Atlanta Falcons announced the release of linebacker Barkevious Mingo after the player was arrested Thursday in Arlington, Texas on a charge of “indecency with a child, sexual contact.”

Atlanta released a statement regarding the situation Saturday afternoon:

“Our organization became aware of the allegations involving Barkevious Mingo today and are currently gathering information on this incident. The Falcons take the allegations very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation.”

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Byline: Itoro Umontuen , The Atlanta Voice
📷: Getty Images

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #atlfalcons #falconsfootball #barkeviousmingo

07/12/2021

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Atlanta entrepreneur partners in Kroger Digital Farmers Market initiative -     This June, Kroger launched a Digital Far...
07/12/2021
Atlanta entrepreneur partners in Kroger Digital Farmers Market initiative | The Atlanta Voice

Atlanta entrepreneur partners in Kroger Digital Farmers Market initiative - This June, Kroger launched a Digital Farmers Market initiative to shop locally as they partnered with local farms and businesses. The e-commerce marketplace for local farmers and businesses was released in June as a delivery-only service that offers a uniquely local assortment by bringing together favorite local vendors – from farmers and bakeries to food artisans. The initial […] #atlantavoice #atlantanews

This June, Kroger launched a Digital Farmers Market initiative to shop locally as they partnered with local farms and businesses. The e-commerce marketplace for local farmers and

The Atlanta Greek Picnic (AGP) is set to return.It has been over two years since AGP was last held, but after a year of ...
07/12/2021

The Atlanta Greek Picnic (AGP) is set to return.

It has been over two years since AGP was last held, but after a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the weeklong event will kick off on July 12th with “Bites, Drinks and Conversations” at Hole in the Wall on Peachtree Road.

The festivities begin Monday and will continue until the following Sunday when it ends  July 18th. Various events include tacos and a screening of “School Daze” Tuesday night, a block party on Thursday, and a brunch and afterparty to close out the week on Sunday.

The main event of AGP, the picnic, will take place Saturday, July 17 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the campus of Morris Brown College.


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Byline: Mason Smith, The Atlanta Voice
📷: Itoro Umontuen, The Atlanta Voice

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #agp #atlgreekpicnic #divinenine #d9greeks

The Atlanta Greek Picnic (AGP) is set to return.

It has been over two years since AGP was last held, but after a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the weeklong event will kick off on July 12th with “Bites, Drinks and Conversations” at Hole in the Wall on Peachtree Road.

The festivities begin Monday and will continue until the following Sunday when it ends  July 18th. Various events include tacos and a screening of “School Daze” Tuesday night, a block party on Thursday, and a brunch and afterparty to close out the week on Sunday.

The main event of AGP, the picnic, will take place Saturday, July 17 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the campus of Morris Brown College.


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Byline: Mason Smith, The Atlanta Voice
📷: Itoro Umontuen, The Atlanta Voice

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #agp #atlgreekpicnic #divinenine #d9greeks

Last week, the City of Atlanta unveiled their single-user all-gender restrooms throughout the city, including City Hall,...
07/12/2021

Last week, the City of Atlanta unveiled their single-user all-gender restrooms throughout the city, including City Hall, the airport and parks to create inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ community.

The City of Atlanta’s Instagram account showcased the new signage outside a bathroom in City Hall.

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Byline: Darius Goodman, The Atlanta Voice
📷: City of Atlanta

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #lgbtq #lgbtq🌈 #gapol

Last week, the City of Atlanta unveiled their single-user all-gender restrooms throughout the city, including City Hall, the airport and parks to create inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ community.

The City of Atlanta’s Instagram account showcased the new signage outside a bathroom in City Hall.

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Byline: Darius Goodman, The Atlanta Voice
📷: City of Atlanta

#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #lgbtq #lgbtq🌈 #gapol

Dean Obeidallah: This should be the only priority for Democrats - Democrats from President Joe Biden to the most junior ...
07/12/2021
Dean Obeidallah: This should be the only priority for Democrats | The Atlanta Voice

Dean Obeidallah: This should be the only priority for Democrats - Democrats from President Joe Biden to the most junior member of Congress must immediately make saving America’s democracy their only priority. That means everything from raising the issue nonstop in the media to publicly pressuring their colleagues in the Senate to reform the filibuster to allow a vote on voting rights legislation and even threatening to withhold federal infrastructure aid […] #atlantavoice #atlantanews

Democrats from President Joe Biden to the most junior member of Congress must immediately make saving America's democracy their only priority. That means everything from raising the issue nonstop

Demonstrators in Havana protest shortages, rising prices - Thousands of Cubans marched on Havana’s Malecon promenade and...
07/12/2021
Demonstrators in Havana protest shortages, rising prices | The Atlanta Voice

Demonstrators in Havana protest shortages, rising prices - Thousands of Cubans marched on Havana’s Malecon promenade and elsewhere on the island Sunday to protest food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis, in one of biggest anti-government demonstrations in memory. Many young people took part in the afternoon protest in the capital, which disrupted traffic until police moved in after several hours and broke up the march […] #atlantavoice #atlantanews

Thousands of Cubans marched on Havana's Malecon promenade and elsewhere on the island Sunday to protest food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis, in one of biggest anti-governme

Barack Obama’s 38-song summer playlist includes everyone from J. Cole to Bob Dylan - It’s summertime — and the 44th Pres...
07/11/2021
Barack Obama's 38-song summer playlist includes everyone from J. Cole to Bob Dylan | The Atlanta Voice

Barack Obama’s 38-song summer playlist includes everyone from J. Cole to Bob Dylan - It’s summertime — and the 44th President once again has a few tunes for your consideration. Former President Barack Obama kicked out a characteristically wide-ranging list of what he’s been listening to this summer — a collection including J. Cole, SZA, The Rolling Stones, Drake and Bob Dylan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barack Obama (@barackobama) […] #atlantavoice #atlantanews

It's summertime -- and the 44th President once again has a few tunes for your consideration. Former President Barack Obama kicked out a characteristically wide-ranging list of what he's been

CPAC: Kristi Noem criticizes GOP governors who enacted Covid-19 mandates - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem questioned the ...
07/11/2021
CPAC: Kristi Noem criticizes GOP governors who enacted Covid-19 mandates | The Atlanta Voice

CPAC: Kristi Noem criticizes GOP governors who enacted Covid-19 mandates - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem questioned the grit and instinct of fellow GOP governors who enacted Covid-19 measures like mask mandates and business closures to stop the spread of the virus in their states last year, warning that some of them are now “rewriting history” about their records as the threat wanes across the country. “We’ve got Republican governors across […] #atlantavoice #atlantanews

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem questioned the grit and instinct of fellow GOP governors who enacted Covid-19 measures like mask mandates and business closures to stop the spread of the virus in their

Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship - TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Swashbuckling billionaire...
07/11/2021
Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship | The Atlanta Voice

Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship - TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Swashbuckling billionaire Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, bringing astro-tourism a step closer to reality and beating out his exceedingly richer rival Jeff Bezos. The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space-tourism company reached an altitude of 53.5 miles (86 kilometers) over the New […] #atlantavoice #atlantanews

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Swashbuckling billionaire Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, bringing astro-tourism a step closer to reality and beating

For Biden, politics are often framed by the personal - When grieving with those who lost loved ones in a building collap...
07/11/2021
For Biden, politics are often framed by the personal | The Atlanta Voice

For Biden, politics are often framed by the personal - When grieving with those who lost loved ones in a building collapse, President Joe Biden invoked the car crash that claimed members of his own family decades ago. When explaining his decision to pull troops from Afghanistan, he remembered his veteran son. When discussing the importance of education, he recalled the teachers who helped him overcome his childhood stutter. And […] #atlantavoice #atlantanews

When grieving with those who lost loved ones in a building collapse, President Joe Biden invoked the car crash that claimed members of his own family decades ago. When explaining his decision to pull

‘Black Widow’ feels like Marvel’s version of a Jason Bourne movie - “Black Widow” finally reaches screens big and small ...
07/11/2021
'Black Widow' feels like Marvel's version of a Jason Bourne movie | The Atlanta Voice

‘Black Widow’ feels like Marvel’s version of a Jason Bourne movie - “Black Widow” finally reaches screens big and small after a delay of more than 14 months, during which time Marvel’s banner has been carried via streaming on Disney+. While that stretch has likely fueled pent-up demand, it has also demonstrated that the comics-based pop-culture titan can tell a variety of stories, with this one approximating the formula of a Jason […] #atlantavoice #atlantanews

"Black Widow" finally reaches screens big and small after a delay of more than 14 months, during which time Marvel's banner has been carried via streaming on Disney+. While that stretch

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The Atlanta Voice newspaper was founded by Mr. Ed Clayton, a formidable newspaperman and J. Lowell Ware in 1966 with a defined vision and mission, which has been the publications’ motto and driving force ever since: “A People Without A Voice Cannot Be Heard.” Mr. Clayton died after the first issue of the paper was produced leaving Mr. Ware as the sole publisher.

The venerable, award-winning publication was born out of the refusal of the white-owned majority Atlanta media to give fair and credible coverage to the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. It was effectively and uniquely spearheaded by the legendary and politically powerful, J. Lowell Ware, who when he died at age 63 in 1991, had been responsible for publishing seven newspapers throughout the states of Georgia and Alabama; The Atlanta Voice, The Athens Voice, The Macon Voice, The Tuskegee Voice, The Pensacola Voice, The Inter-Scholastic Journal and The Atlanta Inquirer.

The paper was started “out of the movement,” remembers his daughter and current Atlanta Voice Publisher, Janis Ware; a dynamic and charismatic housing expert, businesswoman and community activist, who readily assumed the role and responsibility for fulfilling her father’s vision.

Janis Ware is a University of Georgia Business School graduate, whose career has been unwavering in completing her father’s lifelong interest in publishing and community development.

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Emailed and posted on Ok. Sen. James Lankford's FB: IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Sen. Lankford, Now that the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is imminent, I am compelled to once again express my view--my earnest desire that you and your colleagues do what is honorable and just, convicting him in the senate. Even one of his most loyal proponents, Lindsey Graham, suggested that history would hold the former president responsible for the deadly January 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. He is absolutely correct! That in itself should rightly motivate you and your peers to be on the right side of that history, assuring that he is responsible NOW! The footage of the destruction and trauma he instigated is sickening and will be long remembered. The former president's hubris is exacerbated by his ignorance, racism, and misogyny, making him unfit to hold any public office. It is asinine and dangerous--but seemingly accurate--that Marjorie Taylor Greene says that the GOP is his party. Although you mentioned Belknap as evidence of your excuse to refuse to convict, the fact that the ex-president is no longer in office simply does not pass the smell test. As a matter of honor and respect for the dignity of the office, he should be convicted. The former president has been documented as telling more than thirty thousand lies, espoused violence and division throughout his campaign and tenure in office, spawning more hate crimes than have been documented in recent history. He refused to unequivocally denounce the "proud boys", (a frequent sight at his rallies and whom Canada has declared and designated as a far-right terrorist group due to the attempted coup). He foolishly and arrogantly boasted that QAnon "liked" him, repeatedly and currently promoting the conspiracy lies of election fraud which has been disavowed by multiple judges--some whom he selected. Having alienated frequent attorneys who initially represented him, he has two who presented a brief replete with errors , i.e. the Unites States. During his campaign, he boasted that he would choose the best people. Yet, during his administration, we experienced outright corruption, his impeachment, and the greatest turnovers, convictions, pardons of guilty cronies than any in our nation's history, lying and bungling the pandemic, resulting in illness, suffering, and loss of innocent lives. Neither time nor space allows for all of the indignities he has caused our nation--making us a laughingstock in the world. Given these factors alone, it would be a blight on America's history and our reputation abroad if you all ignore the damage he has inflicted on our nation allow him to escape the consequences of his overt words and deed, instructing his lackeys to "fight like hell." You owe it to the citizens of this country to act responsibly and to teach and model to our children that our actions have consequences. Accountability and justice precede the healing and unity that you espouse. God and the world are watching. I trust that your decision will be one you will not be ashamed to admit, discuss, and justify to your grandchildren. Because that day will surely come. Respectfully, LaDonna Paris, Tulsa
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I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the variety of news updates on topics that we all care about! I just wanted to recommend a documentary that I watched on Netflix called Kiss the Ground. This film provides such great information how we can all collectively reduce the effects of climate change from regenerative farming to composting. I highly recommend this film as it does such a great job at providing solutions to an issue that we should all pay attention to!
This is a special hello to Ms. Janis Ware. As as a former reporter for the Atlanta Voice from September 1983 to October 1997 (and a fellow University of Georgia graduate), I wanted to let Ms. Ware that I had a chance to hear her during the UGA Black Alumni Oral Project online and see the transcript, of which I copied on Microsoft Word. I plan to listen and read it again soon. Thank you for all you and your late daddy did to get me my first job after UGA. All The Best on the 55th year of publication. Your former reporter, now Dr. Herbert Walter Denmark, Jr.
TRUMP COMMITS FELONY UNDER GEORGIA'S ELECTION CODE!!! UP TO THREE YEARS IN JAIL, NOT FEDERALLY PARDONABLE!!! FULTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS "READY TO PROSECUTE" TRUMP FOR FELONY VIOLATIONS!!!! LOEFFLER AND PERDUE REFUSE TO DEFEND GEORGIA AGAINST THIS FEDERAL ATTACK!! Donald Trump's infamous, incoherent and bizarre hour-long call of Saturday to Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger including the President threatening, berating, pleading, begging and soliciting Raffensperger to "find" over 11,000 votes in order to flip the Presidential Electors in Georgia from Biden to Trump. Raffensperger clearly and repeatedly stated that this was impossible because the votes had been counted three times, the "data are not on your side" -- and thus to "find the votes" or "recalculate" the results would be illegal and a felony. This solicitation by Trump was a violation of Federal law, and also a violation of Georgia law (punishable by up to three years in prison), as shown below. Under Georgia law, Section 21-2-604 (2016): (a) (1) A person commits the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree when, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony under this article, he or she solicits, requests, commands, importunes, or otherwise attempts to cause the other person to engage in such conduct. (and) (b) (1) A person convicted of the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than three years. Fani Willis, the newly elected district attorney of Georgia’s Fulton County, said her office stands ready to prosecute Trump for telling Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a phone call Saturday to “find” him enough votes to overturn President-elect Biden’s narrow win in the state. Willis continued: “Like many Americans, I have found the news reports about the president’s telephone call with the Georgia secretary of state disturbing,” Willis, a Democrat, said in a statement. “As district attorney, I will enforce the law without fear or favor. Anyone who commits a felony violation of Georgia law in my jurisdiction will be held accountable.” Conviction of a state crime is not pardonable by Trump (or any other President) since Presidents can only pardon Federal crimes. In any case, the President's actions are clearly morally and ethically reprehensible and strike at the heart of American democracy. US Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock made the following statements: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff: “That is a direct attack on our democracy, and if David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler had one piece of steel in their spine, one shred of integrity, they would be out here defending Georgia voters from that kind of assault.” (At his Sunday rally) Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock: “Georgia elected @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarrris. That’s a fact. @KLoeffler has a responsibility to speak out against these unsubstantiated claims of fraud, defend Georgia’s elections, and to put Georgia ahead of herself. But she hasn’t. And she never will.” (Via Twitter) Trump has threatened the born-again Christian Raffensperger in the past, publicly calling him an "enemy of the people," and as a result Raffensperger and his family have received numerous death threats. Many observers think that Trump's desperate and so-far futile efforts to overturn the election are fueled by Trump's fear of Federal and state prosecution for financial and other crimes, once he is out from under the shield of the Presidency.
AN EXAMPLE OF DISGUST WITH TRUMP AND HIS STOOGES SUCH AS LOEFFLER & PURDUE!!! "...Unfortunately, when you are a self-serving narcissist, demanding loyalty above competence, and ever so willing to blame others for failings which arise closer to home, you invariably erode objective support...." by JOSEPH DeCRISTOPHER
REPUBLICAN SENATORS WOULD BE BAD FOR GEORGIA AND AMERICA ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Senate Republicans are working for the wealthy elite and big corporations, not for the working and middle classes. They have been waging war against working people for many years in the following ways: #1 Republicans are supported by big business, which finances their campaigns, while shipping jobs overseas and decimating American factories and jobs. #2. Enabling illegal immigration (for example in meatpacking plants and service industries) in order to keep wages low on American workers and increase corporate profits, They express sham anguish over the problem of their own making whereas they could fine or prosecute the employers for ignoring the rules and using “contract labor” or the underground economy, but that would offend their donors. #3. Passing laws and regulations to weaken labor unions. Republicans have lowered tax rates for the wealthy by more than half since the Eisenhower years. This has widened the gap between rich and average people in the country, and now a small number of billionaires have more combined wealth than the entire 330 million rest of us. One of the first things the Trump administration did with Republican control, was to vastly lower taxes again -for the wealthy-, creating a deficit of more than a trillion dollars, which has come back to haunt us now that people are going sick and hungry and at risk of losing their housing in a troubled economy and with only grudging help from a callous Republican-controlled Senate and White House. Republicans have been trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, with no viable plan to replace it, and especially with the elimination of the pre-existing conditions clause during a pandemic. They have also been cozy with the drug companies and not made a serious effort to lower drug prices, which would be easy to do with the government’s buying power. They have collaborated with the failed leadership of the Trump administration, resulting in many thousands of deaths over the per capita rates in other advanced countries. They are trying to weaken and reduce medicare and social security coverage for senior citizens, destroy the post office, split-off aid from public schools to also benefit private schools, etc. I could list much more, but I need to keep this brief.----------------------------------------------------------------- I would like to add a simple but important note. If you- the average Georgian, were sitting at the kitchen table, would you be discussing these issues or the usual “red-meat” distractions the Republicans always use to distract you, such as guns, abortion and race? The wealthy elite control the Republican party, but they need lots of other people to vote with them, so they bring up emotional issues to excite people but which have no real impact on your lives. Perdue and Loeffler not only represent the wealthy elite, but they are among its’ ranks. They have used their power to enrich themselves with insider trading and legislation to benefit their businesses. They have supported attacks on our democracy. They have misrepresented themselves and made false accusations against their opponents. They have disdain for workers they controlled. Don’t let them stiff you. Fire them.