APN to Celebrate Ten Years, Readers Invited to Anniversary Party (UPDATE 1)

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apn staff photo 2(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta Progressive News will celebrate ten years of publication on November 23, 2015, having begun publication on the same date in 2005.

 

APN is holding a party to celebrate, a couple weeks in advance of this milestone.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/961735933918694/

 

The party will be held on Sunday, November 08, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm, at 1292 Carolyn Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329.  Pls RSVP on Facebook or by email, so we can provide adequate food and beverages.

 

APN posted the following statement to its Facebook event page:

 

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It’s an official milestone – Atlanta Progressive News has been bringing you the reality of your municipality for nearly ten years!!!

 

It will be ten years on 11/23/15, but we’re celebrating a couple weeks early.  Friends, donors, readers, staff – all are invited, and we would love to see you!

 

Free food: There will be a lovely spread, so come hungry (but not hangry).

 

If APN has made a difference in your life and empowered you to be a more informed and engaged citizen, pls come help us celebrate ten years.

 

As many of you know, APN was founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when APN’s News Editor relocated to Atlanta.

 

He had been planning on starting the New Orleans Street News, but started the Atlanta Progressive News instead.

 

In ten years, we have grown to become an integral media institution in a major metropolitan market.

 

We have also made a difference in elections and public policy, most recently exposing the City’s plans to evict Mattie Jackson, 93, and creating a call to action that led to Mayor Kasim Reed vowing not to destroy her home.

 

Probably our most significant achievements have related to our advocacy for public input and participation, transparency, and open government.

 

We brought a lawsuit that led to a Supreme Court of Georgia ruling banning secret votes in the State of Georgia; and settled another lawsuit, leading to the opening of the City Council of Atlanta’s formerly-closed Committee Briefings.

 

All of this has been with the help and support of so many Metro Atlantans, who have believed in our mission and trusted us to carry it out. So, for that, we say, thank you, and, let’s par-tay!

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(END/2015)

 

UPDATE 1: An earlier version of this article erroneously stated the date of the party as Sunday, 11/05/15, a date that does not exist.  The article has been corrected to reflect the correct date of Sunday, 11/08/15.  Thank you.

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