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Informed Georgians for Justice

Do you know the all candidates on your ballot? Most voters don’t

Informed Georgians for Justice is a nonpartisan initiative created in partnership with the Georgia NAACP to provide voters with information on where more than 220 candidates in all 159 counties stand on progressive reforms such as accountability courts, eliminating cash bail, ending solitary confinement, and more.
How to register to vote in Georgia

What to know about casting an absentee ballot in Georgia

What happens if I already voted in the presidential primary in March? Do I need stamps? A quick FAQ to absentee voting in the upcoming June 9 Georgia primary.
Georgia jungle primary senate

What in the world is a jungle primary, and what’s in store for Georgia’s?

Two powerful Republicans and two influential Democrats are vying for the seat once held by former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.
Jimmy Carter election

How to elect a president: Jimmy Carter, two South Georgia political novices, and the unpredictable road to the White House

Carter’s ascent from peanut farmer to president was engineered by a couple of political novices barely in their 30s: Hamilton Jordan, who served as campaign manager, and Jody Powell, a media liaison who would become press secretary. Without their audacious tactics, there would have been no President Jimmy Carter.
Rep. David Clark Georgia

Meet the young Republican challenging one of the most powerful politicians in Georgia

Georgia state Rep. David Clark asked God for guidance before deciding to call foul on alleged abuses of power by House Speaker David Ralston. After all, Clark tells Atlanta magazine, it’s “definitely intimidating” to challenge a man some consider the state’s most powerful—and certainly popular—politician.
John Lewis

Tell us your favorite John Lewis story

If you live in Atlanta, you probably have a John Lewis story. Maybe you sat next to him on a flight or gave him a hug at a festival. We want to hear your stories.
Voting registration deadlines Georgia

PSA: The deadline for registering to vote in the Georgia primaries is February 24

Planning to vote in the March 24 presidential primary election in Georgia? It's time to check your voter registration and get registered now.
Jen Jordan Georgia State Senator

The Passion of Jen Jordan: How an unlikely politician became the new voice of Georgia’s Democratic party

Jen Jordan is now approached constantly by women—“it’s almost always women,” she says—telling her how much her speech meant to them and sharing their own stories of reproductive trauma: infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion. Still, although she is strongly pro-choice, Jordan says she never wanted to be known as “the abortion speech lady.”
Stacey Abrams

A conversation with Stacey Abrams on voter suppression, “electability,” and those VP rumors

Most politicians, after losing a monumental election, see their personal brand fade into obscurity. Not Stacey Abrams. 
2020 Atlanta 500 Government Infrastructure MARTA

2020 Atlanta 500: Government & Infrastructure

These are Atlanta's 500 most powerful leaders. We spent months consulting experts and sorting through nominations to get a list of the city's most influential people—from artists to chefs to philanthropists to sports coaches and corporate CEOs. In this section, we focus on civic leaders, government and politics, transportation, and utilities.

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