Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sheperd Took PAC Money while Opposing Sustainability Ordinance

(APN) ATLANTA — City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12), Chairwoman of the Community Development/Human Resources (CD/HR) Committee, took a 1,000 dollar contribution from the Atlanta Realtors PAC while opposing the proposed Sustainable Building Ordinance, which the PAC opposed. At the time Sheperd was a member of CD/HR, the committee which vetted and ultimately rejected the proposed ordinance. According to Sheperd’s […]

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VoterGA Questions Tammy Adkins Showing in Supreme Court Race

VoterGA is questioning how a Georgia Supreme Court Justice candidate could’ve ended up in a run-off despite barely campaigning, comparing the situation of Alvin Greene’s victory in the Democratic Primary in South Carolina this year. “In that case, statewide unverifiable voting equipment recorded Alvin Greene as a near landslide 60-40% winner over Vic Rawl, who actually won the tangible absentee […]

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Municipal Campaign Finance Disclosures Will Appear on State’s Website in January

Good news for transparency in elections and government.  According to Rhonda Dauphin Johnson, Municipal Clerk for the City of Atlanta, the State of Georgia’s website beginning in January 2011 will begin accepting and making public campaign disclosure reports from municipal candidates and elected officials.  Johnson said this was the result of legislation passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. […]

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Libertarian Party of Georgia Pleased with General Election Results

The Libertarian Party of Georgia claims to have set new records in terms of the proportion of statewide support received by its candidates. All ten of LPG’s statewide candidates got the support of more than one percent of registered voters, thus giving the party statewide ballot access as a political body in 2012 (that is, they again will not have […]

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Metro Atlanta DSA Hosts 4th Annual Dinner

The Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America hosted their 4th annual Frederick Douglass-Eugene V. Debs Dinner at Paschal’s Restaurant.  Kim Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice, spoke about various forms of wage theft in her keynote address, including businesses not passing along tips to their workers when left on a credit card; not paying a minimum wage; not paying […]

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The Cost of War

<p> <object width=”350″ height=”300″ data=”http://www.youtube.com/v/UxXwUtIaDjE” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash”> <param name=”src” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/UxXwUtIaDjE” /></object> </p> <p>Video by Azi Ebrahimi examines the cost of the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan to taxpayers, and where that money could be going: to end homelessness.</p>

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Democrats Suffer Major Losses, Begin Regrouping in Georgia

(APN) ATLANTA — The Democratic Party of Georgia suffered major losses in the General Election this year, losing representation among every statewide constitutional office and losing a US Congressional seat. Democrats lost in every statewide race, including for seats previously held by Democrats, including Attorney General (Thurbert Baker, who ran for Governor and lost in the Democratic Primary), Commissioner of […]

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Developer’s Attorney Co-hosted Councilwoman’s Fundraiser as City Hall East Debated

(APN) ATLANTA — Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12), Chairwoman of the Community Development/Human Resources (CD/HR) Committee of the City Council of Atlanta received donations from Sharon Gay, the attorney representing Jamestown in its acquisition of City Hall East from the City of Atlanta, in the months leading up to the Council’s debate and decision on the transaction. Then, the morning […]

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