2016 Voter Guide
US Senate: Athens for Everyone endorses Jim Barksdale. Read full endorsement here. Amendment #1: Athens for Everyone recommends voting NO. Our public schools should remain in local control, with school administration accessible to parents. Amendment #2: Athens for Everyone recommends voting NO. We are glad to see the Safe Harbor […]

2016 Voter Guide

Athens for Everyone proudly endorses Jim Barksdale for Georgia’s seat in the U.S. Senate. His opponent, Republican Johnny Isakson, is a regressive conservative who has done no service to the cause of progress in the state or the nation, and Isakson still endorses the racist demagogue Donald Trump in his […]

A4E endorses Jim Barksdale for US Senate

Georgia Equality, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in Georgia, has endorsed the creation of an Athens Civil Rights Committee. As the movement pushing for Athens-Clarke County to create an Athens Civil Rights Committee grows, more organizations have realized the need for such a Committee so that discrimination can be fought. Georgia […]

Georgia Equality endorses push for Athens Civil Rights Committee

Are you ready for the A4E Week of Action? Starting October 3, you will have more than 6 opportunities to get involved on important issues such as Education, Human Rights, Workers Rights, and Healthcare Access! Here is the schedule: Monday, October 3: “Who Will Control Our Schools?” Forum presented by […]

Athens Week of Action!

November 8th is election day for Federal and State offices. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the sample ballot before you go vote. If you’d like more information, check out the A4E 2016 Voter Guide.

Sample Ballot, November 8, 2016

Signatures are now being collected on a petition asking for the creation of an Athens Civil Rights Committee. The petition will soon be delivered to the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission. We are asking for the Athens Civil Rights Committee to serve as a Human Relations Commission, similar to ones […]

Sign Petition Asking for Athens Civil Rights Committee

The Anti-Discrimination Movement has been going strong in Athens since an MLK Day rally that saw almost 400 people march to City Hall in freezing temperatures. At the ACC library this Wednesday, September 7th, they gathered again to ensure the passage of a strong anti-discrimination ordinance by the Mayor and […]

Moving Forward on the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

The internationally recognized Human Rights Campaign recently released the results of the 2015 Municipal Equality Index. HRC evaluated over 400 cities, including 8 in Georgia. Athens received just 19 out of a possible 100 points, tied for second-lowest in Georgia (the other Georgia cities: Atlanta-100, Augusta-12, Avondale Estates-41, Columbus-40, Decatur-28, North […]

Athens scores 19 out of 100 on Municipal Equality Index ...

By DeShonna Johnson In just the first four months of 2015, the deaths of seven women have been broadcast over the local news: Papi Edwards, Lamia Beard, Ty Underwood, Yazmin Vash Payne, Taja Gabrielle DeJesus, Penny Proud, and Kristina Grant Infiniti. The commonalities these women face go further than their […]

TRANSMISOGYNY: The Intersectional Trend

Twenty Athens residents showed up on Tuesday to the ACC Commission Agenda-Setting Session to advocate for an Athens Civil Rights Committee (ACRC) be added to the proposed Bar Admittance Ordinance. Many Commissioners voiced support for an ACRC, which would make recommendations to the county, educate the community, and be a […]

Residents Advocate for Athens Civil Rights Committee