Athens for Everyone is excited to endorse Deborah Gonzalez for State House. She faces Republican Houston Gaines in the District 117 Special Election on November 7th. For A4E, an endorsement is much more than stating our support and recommending a vote. It means that our 1,095 members will do everything […]

A4E Mobilizes for Deborah Gonzalez

Who does your ACC District Commissioner really represent? Do they stand with you, or downtown developers and Republican candidates? Their own constituents overwhelmingly spoke out against the towering luxury condos. But seven of our ten commissioners voted for the downtown Athens development anyway. What happened? Developers Profit. Do We? City […]

Does Your Commissioner Stand With You?

Nancy Denson and Houston Gaines
Athens for Everyone supports the Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee’s effort to remove Mayor Nancy Denson from the County Committee. The vote tonight is a response to the Mayor’s financial and material support for Republican Houston Gaines, who is running against Democratic candidate Deborah Gonzalez in the Special Election for Georgia […]

A4E supports removal of Mayor Denson from ACC Democratic Committee

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

For the past five years, child immigrants under the age of 16 have been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, created by President Obama. Recipients of DACA (often referred to as DREAMers) are enabled to contribute to American society: DREAMers attend school, work, and are protected […]

A4E Condemns the Removal of DACA and Pledges to Support ...

Here they go again. The Mayor and Commission are considering rezoning a property on Mitchell Street, which is situated between downtown and the university. The proposed development is a 100-plus-foot tower, much like other recent high-rise residential developments downtown, only taller. This is a massive increase in scale over what […]

Another High-Rise for the Wealthy?

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

Athens for Everyone stands with people of color, the Jewish community, LBGTQ people, and all targeted by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. As we march in solidarity, mourn the dead and injured, and reflect on next actions, it is important to put recent events in Charlottesville into historical perspective. As many […]

Statement on Charlottesville