Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition and Athens for Everyone are excited to announce that 11 candidates for the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission have issued a joint statement urging the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office to overturn their policy of cooperating with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in the effort to detain […]

11 Mayor and Commission Candidates Oppose Cooperation with ICE


Your calls can make a difference. Let’s tell our legislators to stop empowering ICE to terrorize our community. The terrible SB 452 has passed the Georgia senate (where our local senators Bill Cowsert and Frank Ginn voted for it). Now it’s in the house, on the Public Safety and Homeland […]

Keep Calling: Stop ICE collaboration


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It’s time to tell our legislators to stop empowering ICE to terrorize our community. The terrible SB 452 has already passed the Georgia senate (where our local senators Bill Cowsert and Frank Ginn voted for it). Now it’s in the house. Deborah Gonzalez (D-117), Spencer Frye (D-118) and Jonathan Wallace […]

Alert: End the END Act: Stop ICE collaboration



Audience at A4E's 2018 annual meeting
Athens for Everyone held its 4th Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, February 24, at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Baxter Street. Members enjoyed a meal from Rashe’s Cuisine, elected six new board members and adopted 21 items for the organization’s local and state platforms. Board of Directors, term of 2018-2020 […]

2018 Annual Member Meeting recap


Athens for Everyone is proud to announce our endorsement of Dr. Tawana Mattox for District 9 of the Clarke County Board of Education. Dr. Mattox possesses a skill set that weaves together a strong background in education, a deep connection with the community and extensive experience advocating for parents and […]

A4E Endorses Dr. Tawana Mattox for School Board


Let’s tell the House we want a vote on Medicaid expansion! Reps. Deborah Gonzalez and Jonathan Wallace are co-sponsoring legislation to expand Medicaid, but it’s being held up in the House on the appropriations committee. Let’s call Rep. Terry England (chair of that committee and the elected representative from Auburn, […]

Demand a Vote on Medicaid Expansion



Let’s tell our legislators we don’t want them to expand vouchers. The Georgia legislature is currently considering legislation that would expand voucher programs for education. Reps. Deborah Gonzalez, Spencer Frye and Jonathan Wallace likely oppose this legislation, but Sens. Bill Cowsert and Frank Ginn really need to hear from you […]

Alert: We don’t want vouchers!


Let’s keep Melissa’s progressive momentum going! Since taking office in 2014, no one has done more to shake up the Athens-Clarke County Commission than Melissa Link. Melissa does not stay quiet when she sees something in the community that needs attention. This is what makes Melissa stand out from the […]

A4E endorses Commissioner Melissa Link for District 3


It’s time to tell our legislators that we stand against discrimination within the Georgia adoption and child placement system. Call: Sen. Bill Cowsert, 46 (R) 404-463-1366 Sen. Frank Ginn, 47 (R) 404-656-4700   Don’t know who your state legislator is? Find out here. There’s a re-emerging threat to LGBTQ+ Georgians […]

Speak out against adoption discrimination