On May 22, Athens-Clarke County cast our votes and the results are a stunning victory for progressive leadership, representative government and tireless grassroots organizing. Athens will now have a progressive mayor and a progressive majority of six commissioners. For the first time ever, in a county with a 27 percent […]

Together we just elected the most progressive Mayor and Commission ...

La guía de Athens for Everyone para las elecciones primarias y locales del 22 de mayo. Con una versión de bolsillo para llevarse a los comicios! Read our recommended ballot in English GUÍA DE VOTANTES para la Elección LOCAL y PRIMARIA del 22 de Mayo La guía de Athens for […]


Want a conveniently sized copy of our full voter guide to take with you to the polls? Want something to hand to friends and co-workers to help get out the vote? Here is a printable pocket version of our full voter guide. Download a high-res PDF and read our full […]

A4E’s Pocket Voter Guide to the May 22 Elections

Athens’ 38 percent poverty rate is a result of political decisions, not some natural fact of economics or personal failings. That means it can also be fixed through political decisions–ones that enact a bold restructuring of our society and economy. That’s what Richard Dien Winfield is proposing, and it’s why […]

A4E endorses Richard Winfield for Congress

It is a very pleasant surprise to find ourselves agreeing with so many of the points Harry Sims puts forth in his recent letter to us. It is always a difficult task to boil down complicated political stances into something as simple as a letter grade; even classroom rubrics don’t […]

Our response to Harry Sims’ thoughtful letter

Welcome to the A4E guide to the 2018 primary and local election! There are so many candidates in so many races this year that we had to make some difficult choices on the presentation of this guide. One potential area of confusion is the order of presentation. We are focusing […]

2018 Primary and Local Election Guide

Imani Scott-Blackwell is a community organizer who says she will fight for “unprecedented radical change.” Athens is rich in cultural and educational opportunity, but many youth in our community don’t have access to these assets and are left behind or forgotten. The school board is too often seen as an […]

A4E Endorses Imani Scott-Blackwell for School Board

The Right Experience, Passion, and Politics to make Athens a Better Community Ovita Thornton has 35-plus years of public service to the Athens community, a strong platform advocating for all Athenians and a proven track record of progressive politics on the CCSD Board of Education. Athens for Everyone is proud […]

A4E endorses Ovita Thornton for Commission

When Kelly Girtz launched his campaign for mayor on the lawn outside the Lyndon House Arts Center, he started by acknowledging the people who’d been kicked off the land nearby. The government forcibly removed first the Creek Indians and later did the same to working-class African-Americans. Athenians love to talk […]

A4E endorses Kelly Girtz for Mayor of Athens