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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

Athens For Everyone took a group of nine members to the State Capitol to lobby for progressive causes at the Gold Dome last Monday. We advocated with our legislators about issues like Medicaid Expansion, $15/hr minimum wage, an Independent Redistricting Commission and Marijuana Legalization with the goal of ending mass […]

A4E Lobbies at the State Capitol

LaKeisha Gantt for Board of Education District 7 A true community school is one that brings together parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and students to ensure that the school system is one that works equitably for all kids. The problems of disproportionate discipline practices, lack of trust between teachers and […]

A4E endorses LaKeisha Gantt for School Board