Wake Up Atlanta Kavi Vu Phi Nguyen

“Wake Up Atlanta” How Kavi Vu and Phi Nguyen use Facebook to get Asian American Atlantans engaged in politics

Wake Up Atlanta founders Kavi Vu and Phi Nguyen created the web series last year as a way to inspire Asian Americans in Atlanta to become more civically educated and engaged, with an aim of increasing Asian American voter turnout and informing the community about important issues and policies through fun videos and on-the-ground interviews.
Loganville Mayor Rey Martinez

Rey Martinez, Gwinnett’s first Hispanic mayor, talks discrimination, diversity, and supporting Trump

Rey Martinez, the gregarious owner of Rey’s Cuban Café, won a seat on the Loganville City Council in 2010 and in 2015 was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity. In 2016, Martinez became a vocal leader of Hispanics for Trump, and in November, he won the nonpartisan, part-time Loganville mayor’s seat in an overwhelming victory.
Atlanta election Keisha Lance Bottoms Mary Norwood

11 Questions for Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood

Atlanta mayoral candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood answer our questions about affordability, homelessness, transit, education, and more.
Annexation

How less than six square miles could determine Atlanta’s next mayor

Since Kasim Reed took office, more than 20,000 white transplants have moved inside the city limits. That influx, combined with the past decade’s foreclosure crisis that disproportionately affected black residents, means today the city’s black population is roughly 50 percent, compared with 67 percent in 1990.
Stacey Abrams Barack Obama Morehouse Atlanta rally election 2018

Former President Obama’s message to Georgia was simple: “Vote!”

During a rally for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Friday, former President Barack Obama played all of his fans' favorite hits. When someone in the crowd shouted "Obama, I love you," he replied, "I love you back." He said, "Don't boo, vote," his oft-repeated phrase from 2016, multiple times during his hour-long speech at Morehouse College.

At 85, Andrew Young has a lot on his mind

Before the Andrew J. Young Foundation's annual Leadership Awards, we sat down with the civil rights leader and former U.N Ambassador and discussed Donald Trump, mayor Kasim Reed, and fighting poverty.
General Assembly Georgia Gold Dome

The 40-day headache: Your guide to the 2020 Georgia General Assembly

On January 13, lawmakers from across Georgia will converge under the Gold Dome downtown for the annual session of the General Assembly. Here are the major issues they'll be discussing in 2020.
MARTA

Atlanta voters—MARTA wants you to read your ballot all the way to the end

MARTA board chairman Robbie Ashe believes most Atlantans would vote yes for MARTA expansion—if they get that far down the ballot.
Voting election security hacking Atlanta Georgia

Georgia’s elections system desperately needs an update—but how?

How tight is Georgia’s elections system security? The question is polarizing. The answer is complicated and, in some ways, up for interpretation—and litigation. And how exactly to reform a system that Congresspeople and activist groups have deemed problematic is subject to a tangled debate.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta Mayor

Even with a recount, Atlanta’s next mayor is almost certainly Keisha Lance Bottoms

Even though Mary Norwood is requesting a recount after an extremely close runoff, Keisha Lance Bottoms is almost certainly Atlanta's next mayor. We take a look back at a race plagued by low energy and too many candidates—and look to what's next.

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