A new congressional bill seeks to resurrect the recently killed federal eviction freeze that many renters saw as their last defense against displacement.
State elections officials Tuesday dismissed an illegal voting complaint against the wife of football legend Herschel Walker who is running as a Republican candidate from Georgia in the U.S. Senate race. The State Elections Board voted 4-0 to close the case against Julie Blanchard who was alleged to have voted illegally in Georgia while living […]
Georgia’s top election official wants state lawmakers to change the state constitution so that only American citizens can vote in municipal elections. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger recently became the first Georgian to sign a petition calling for that amendment to the state constitution. “I understand how important it is to have the right to […]
The Atlanta City Council on Monday voted to inject another $12 million of federal money into its emergency rental assistance (ERA) account, paving the way for the city to accept more applicants for vital government funds as the pandemic threatens the financial and housing stability of tens of thousands in the metro area.
The odometer on voting rights activist Fenika Miller’s 2014 Ford Fusion has racked up nearly 300,000 miles. Most of those miles have been added since March when Miller’s organization launched an all-out blitzkrieg of sorts against Georgia’s controversial new election reform law. As senior state coordinator for Black Voters Matter, Miller runs the organization’s operation […]
During a virtual town hall meeting hosted by County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, this landlord and others, as well as tenants struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic, complained of burdensome red tape and complex lessor-lessee friction that are separating people in need from crucial government funding.
Atlanta political stalwart Cathy Woolard Wednesday was tapped to lead the troubled elections operations of the state’s largest county, despite vigorous opposition. Woolard was appointed chair of Fulton County’s elections board after strident criticism over her ties to Fair Fight Action, a voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger […]
Sonya Russell-Ofchus is running for City Council Post 2 At Large. Candidate website: sonyaforatlanta.com Q: What is your current job (include the name of your employer) and list any significant memberships in public service organizations? A: I’m a retired federal agent and current business owner. Q: What is the biggest issue facing your constituents and […]
Congresswoman Cori Bush introduced legislation earlier this week that seeks to expand access to federal emergency rental assistance (ERA) money, a proposal that could ramp up the distribution of critical funding at a time when many states — including Georgia — are lagging.
Wykeisha Howe is running for Atlanta Board of Education District 1. Candidate website: www.wykeishahowe.com Q: What is your current job (include the name of your employer) and list any significant memberships in public service organizations? A: Small Business Owner Q: What is the biggest issue facing your constituents and why are you the best candidate […]