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Cora Wright for Brian Patterson
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Vote Brian Patterson for District Attorney

With the November 3rd election right around the corner, it’s so important to know who to vote for, and why? Some decisions will be easier than others, like voting for Biden over Trump, but you may be struggling to decide which Democrat to choose for other positions. For example, have you decided who to vote for to be our District Attorney here in Athens and Oconeee? I’ll be voting for Brian Patterson. Brian is not only

Experience Matters
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The only Democrat qualified for Athens-Clark District Attorney

You already know there is an important election coming up on November 3. But during this election, voters in Athens-Clark and Oconee Counties will get decide who will serve as District Attorney.  If you’re not familiar with the District Attorney, this is the person who decides how to prosecute criminal cases in our community.  Unlike other elected positions, the District Attorney must be fully qualified for this full-time job because failure will mean criminals won’t

Brian Patterson Appalachian Trail
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Why I’m with District Attorney Brian Patterson

Let me introduce you to an incredible candidate for District Attorney, Brian Patterson. This year, Brian started serving as our District Attorney when his boss retired. As chief ADA, he was next in line to run the office. While Brian has more than 18 years of experience in criminal courtrooms, you still may not know him. That’s because he’s a prosecutor, not a politician.I’ve come to know Brian Patterson over his many years serving and protecting Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties,

Congressman John Lewis Comedy Roast
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That time we ‘roasted’ Congressman John Lewis

As we remember the incredible life of Congressman John Lewis, it’s important to remember the joy he brought to so many people. Sure, he will forever be remembered as a Civil Rights icon — one of the “Big Six” leaders of the groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. He will be remembered for his bravery and his stoicism. His list achievements filled a lifetime and will surely fill many books to come. But

Better Georgia

By the numbers: See just how well Democrats performed in Georgia this year

Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight just completed a deep dive into the turnout and results of the June 9 primary in the Peach State. Good news, Georgia! Democrats are in a strong position going into November’s general election. The Fair Fight memo highlights the staggering results of Democratic performance this year. Here are the facts:  Democrats outvoted Republicans 1,283,836 to 1,033,308.  Of the 750,000 first-time voters, 59.3% voted as Democrats and 35.9% as Republicans.  Moreso, 49%

Black Lives Matter
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What Georgia’s #BlackLivesMatter protests have accomplished so far

Change is coming to our nation and to Georgia. The spark began with the May 5 video release showing the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick. Less than a month later, the nation saw the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Ever since, the Black Lives Matter protests have grown into a national movement. Thousands of protesters are drawing attention to the murders of Black people at the hands of police and white supremacist vigilantes.