Category Archives: Democrats

Jill Stein, Cornell West Visit Atlanta to Promote Green Party Ballot Access in Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party’s nomination for President and who was the party’s nominee in 2012; and renowned academic Cornel West are pushing for third-party ballot access in Georgia.   The pair visited Atlanta on November 20, 2015 to stump for Stein’s campaign and work on collecting the required 50,000 signatures to get her […]

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Democratic Group Attracting Big Name Speakers to Atlanta

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(APN) ATLANTA — Inspire 45, the young professionals arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is launching from Atlanta this week.   “It’s [the DNC’s] way of showing us they take us seriously, and they are really going to invest in the State of Georgia, and Atlanta, for future national elections,” TJ Copeland, past president of the Young Democrats of […]

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Bernie Sanders, Candidate for President, Visits Atlanta


(APN) ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about real issues that working people care about to an enthusiastic crowd of over one thousand supporters in downtown Atlanta, Friday night, September 11, 2015, at 200 Peachtree Street.   He emphasized in his speech that no President can deal with the crisis facing working families unless there is a mass […]

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Poll Shows Support for MARTA in Gwinnett

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(APN) ATLANTA — A majority of likely Gwinnett County voters support expanding Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) service to the county, according to a poll commissioned by the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce.   “This reaffirms what we thought about how the Gwinnett community has changed over time. The community in general supports transportation alternatives,” Dr. Daniel Kaufman, President […]

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APN 2014 Endorsements Pt. 1: “Nunn of the Above,” Gibeling, Stokes

APN 2014 Endorsements Pt. 1: “Nunn of the Above,” Gibeling, Stokes By Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor (October 12, 2014) (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has issued endorsements in Georgia’s 2014 General Election. Previously, in the 2014 Primary Election, we endorsed State Sen. Jason Carter (D-Decatur) for Governor; and former Decatur Schools Board Chair Valerie […]

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State Sen. Millar Opposes Sunday Voting, Black Voter Turnout; Says He Prefers “Educated” Voters

(APN) ATLANTA — In an appalling turn of events that reveals exactly why the Voting Rights Act is still needed, State Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) showed his true colors, as it were, in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Political Insider blog regarding his opposition to early voting on Sunday. Recently, DeKalb County expanded its early voting options […]

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Georgia 2014 Primary Elections Results Part Two: State House and Senate

(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of Georgia’s 2014 elections, Atlanta Progressive News is providing this overview of the results of the Primary and Nonpartisan Elections held on May 20, 2014.     Previously, we published Part One, which contained results for statewide, U.S. House, Fulton County Commission, judicial, DeKalb County Sheriff races.     In this second installment […]

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Rep. Kaiser May Run for Mayor of Atlanta in 2017

(APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. Margaret Kaiser (D-Atlanta) may run for Mayor of Atlanta in 2017, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Two individuals who supported Mary Norwood in her 2009 race told APN that they have been encouraging Kaiser–who supported Norwood in 2009–to run.  However, Kaiser tells APN that the earliest she would run is 2017. “I’ve been in conversation […]

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Benfield to Leave Legislature, Was Paired with Incumbent

By Shane Patrick Cunningham, Special to The Atlanta Progressive News.   (APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (D-Decatur) announced on February 22, 2012, that she would not be running for reelection this year and that she would begin serving as Executive Director of GreenLaw. Benfield is one of twelve Democratic legislators, in addition to eight Republican legislators, who […]

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Democrats, Republicans Diverged on HOPE Scholarship Reforms

Editor’s note: This article by APN’s News Editor was commissioned by, and will also be appearing on the Beacon Online, a North Fulton County publication.  In a unique partnership, the Beacon is also syndicating some of APN’s articles both in print and online. UPDATE: Since this article was written, the HOPE bill passed the State Senate with several amendments. #### […]

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(IPS) US Voters Increasingly Alienated by Two Major Parties

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb 27 2012 (IPS) – A new book shows there are now more U.S. voters who identify as independent than as Democrats or Republicans, despite the fact that the two major parties maintain their virtual stranglehold on U.S. politics and, so far, on the 2012 presidential election process. […]

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