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As we fight to dismantle the prison industrial complex and the carceral state, one small step we can take toward a more just justice system is reforming how bail works. But how does it work now? What’s the problem with it? And what can we do to fix it? First […]

Bail Reform: The Basics


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It’s time to tell our legislators we want real paper ballots. Call or email: Rep. Spencer Frye: spencer.frye@house.ga.gov or (404) 656-0265 Rep.-Elect Houston Gaines: contact@houstongaines.com  Rep.-Elect Marcus Wiedower: votemarcuswiedower@gmail.com or (706) 254-3251  Sen. Bill Cowsert: bill.cowsert@senate.ga.gov or (404) 463-1366  Sen. Frank Ginn: frank.ginn@senate.ga.gov or (404) 656-4700  Make sure to tell […]

Action Alert: We Want Real Paper Ballots


Long a core member of A4E, everyone is incredibly proud and excited that the unstoppable Briana Bivens is stepping into the key role of A4E’s Organization Coordinator. Dear Athens for Everyone members and supporters, I’m excited to announce that this month, I’ll begin the role of Organization Coordinator of Athens […]

Letter from A4E’s new Organization Coordinator, Briana Bivens



Our new mayor and commission have the chance to do great things in Athens. It’s time to tell them to reconsider the SPLOST designations voted on December 4. Contact information for the current mayor and commission is listed here. Contact information for the new commissioners is as follows: Patrick Davenport: […]

Stand up for Citizen Input on SPLOST Dollars


It’s time to tell our city manager we support restorative justice in the police department. Submit your feedback by this Friday, December 21, through the online form at www.accgov.com/policechief, through voicemail by calling (706) 224-3202, or through paper forms available at City Hall in the Manager’s Office (301 College Avenue, […]

Action Alert: Hire the Right Police Chief


It’s time to ask our legislators to protect voting rights. Call or email: Rep. Spencer Frye: spencer.frye@house.ga.gov or (404) 656-0265Rep.-Elect Houston Gaines: contact@houstongaines.comRep.-Elect Marcus Wiedower: votemarcuswiedower@gmail.com or (706) 254-3251 Make sure to tell your friends in other districts to call their state legislators, too. Don’t know who your legislators are? […]

Action Alert: Stop Purging Voter Rolls



We are now soliciting nomination applications for the Athens for Everyone Board of Directors. Applicants should be members of the organization and agree with our core tenets. Board members serve 2-year terms. Board members should be willing and able to attend almost all meetings, and should also be willing to […]

Now taking applications for the A4E Board of Directors


UPDATE (12/6): The cost of the designated projects and estimated revenue from the SPLOST appear to have recently changed. They were originally quoted in this article as $160 million being designated out of $248 million total SPLOST revenue, or about 2/3rds.The numbers have been changed to $125 million designated out […]

Commission Claims 1/2 of SPLOST, Parker Opposes and Link will ...


UPDATE (12/6): The cost of the designated projects and estimated revenue from the SPLOST appear to have recently changed. They were originally quoted in this article as $160 million being designated out of $248 million total SPLOST revenue, or about 2/3rds.The numbers have been changed to $125 million designated out […]

Outgoing M&C Set to Seize Control over SPLOST