Today on the Better Georgia Podcast, we are interviewing the president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers, Verdaillia Turner.(Read the transcript). We’re talking about the upcoming Governor’s race, and the candidates that are running for the office. Listen in to learn more about Verdaillia Turner, and why she and the Georgia Federation of Teachers… [Read More]
Atlanta Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis held a press conference Wednesday pushing for stronger gun control laws, in the wake of the tragic Las Vegas shooting. Lewis, as well as several other House Democrats, is calling for a bill that would strengthen firearm background checks. Lawmakers also want a bipartisan Select Committee on… [Read More]
Over the weekend, Deal said he was open to appointing a black member to the Stone Mountain Memorial Association Board of Directors. He even said he didn’t know the entire board was white. This seems a little far-fetched considering he appointed or reappointed eight out of ten members. He even reappointed some of them more… [Read More]
“A Democratic race for governor that could feel like Beyonce vs. Taylor Swift,” reads the Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline to a story that ran over the weekend about democratic gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans. Yes, two well-respected women running professional campaigns for the state’s highest office are having their work reduced to pop-star gossip… [Read More]
This week we are joined again with guest host Jennifer Young to talk about what is going on in Georgia’s upcoming elections. We go in depth about the governor’s race, the sixth congressional district special election, how to best work with multiple Democratic candidates, and also the status of campus carry laws. You can Subscribe… [Read More]
Better Georgia is in Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Throughout the weeks we’ll share highlights of news coverage and anything we find from progressive allies across the city and on the convention floor. A Georgia mayor intervenes The convention got off to a rough start, with Sanders delegates booing and shouting down pro-Clinton… [Read More]
Could Georgia’s House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams be Bernie Sanders’ Vice President pick? Former NAACP President Ben Jealous thinks she should be. This past Sunday during a CNN panel discussion, Jealous, who officially endorsed Sanders in February, highlighted the need to unite the party and singled out Abrams as one leader who could pull it off…. [Read More]
While answering questions her political future, possibly including a 2018 run at the governor’s office, House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) told WABE reporter Denis O’Hayer that “all of this money” she’s raising “would go to other people.”
“Oh, absolutely,” she said. “… we have a lot of expensive races coming up.”
Voter laws can’t be changed in Georgia “in the current climate,” according to House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) so she’s prepared to play defense this legislative session.
Leader Abrams discussed voter laws with WABE reporter Denis O’Hayer and told him, “I do not see in the current climate that, that would be a change that could be made.”
House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) tells WABE reporter Denis O’Hayer that her view on bipartisan action includes “compromise” with the majority party.