Athens voters will have a chance to support a new Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) on November 7 of this year. Athens for Everyone supports a YES vote on this referendum. Athens deserves to be a world-class walkable, bikeable city, with a public transportation system that mobilizes […]

Vote YES to TSPLOST on November 7

Richie Knight seems to lean conservative and is running for Mayor of Athens-Clarke County. He is currently serving on the Chamber of Commerce. His priorities include economic development along the Atlanta Highway corridor, fighting gangs, supporting police and other first responders, and some focus on education which is not actually […]

Richie Knight

Athens for Everyone endorses candidates for local and state office who: Represent Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. Support our Platform. Have demonstrated community engagement via advocacy, activism, or public service. Have a strategy for success (either inside or outside the electoral process). Convey what they believe by issuing a public platform or […]

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Athens for Everyone has received word that Regina Quick has been appointed by Governor Deal to replace the retiring Superior Court Judge David Sweat on the Western Judicial Circuit of the Superior Court. This means there will be a special election this November to pick her successor. Regina Quick has […]

Quick is out! Special election planned for November

An assault on our democracy On July 30th more than half million voters were erased from the rolls by Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the latest assault on our democracy. Make sure you haven’t been unfairly purged from records on Georgia’s My Voter Page via the MVP login – […]

Kemp just erased half a million Georgians from voter database ...

Athens for Everyone is proud to endorse Senator Vincent Fort for Mayor of Atlanta. Senator Fort has shown strong, consistent leadership in the Senate and has put forth a bold, people-first platform that will move Atlanta forward. Given Fort’s deep knowledge of policy and love for working people, A4E urges […]

A4E endorses Senator Vincent Fort for Mayor of Atlanta

District 3 Commissioner Melissa Link and a map of her District
Editors’ Note: This is the final part of our series, “Get to know your local government!” by Avery Murdie. We provide a history of A4E’s relationship with each commissioner, and links to questionnaires where you can learn more about their stances on local issues.  If you would like to learn […]

Get to Know Your Local Government: the Commission

Athens Manager Blane Williams and Mayor Nancy Denson
Editors’ Note: This is the second part of our series, “Get to know your local government!” In this story, Avery Murdie compares the powerful positions of Mayor and Manager. You can read part one in our series for an introduction to the Athens Clarke-County Unified Government or read part three […]

Get to Know Your Local Government: the Mayor and the ...

Map color-coding the 10 commission districts in Athens-Clarke County
Editors’ Note: This story is part one of our series, “Get to Know Your Local Government!” by Avery Murdie. This story provides an introduction to Athens-Clarke County Unified Government; the next compares the powerful positions of Mayor and Manager; the last story is an overview of the Commission and each […]

Get to Know Your Local Government: a three-part series