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U.S. Senate Candidate, Riggs Amico, Supported Romney over Obama, Donated to Right-wing Republican

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  (APN) ATLANTA – Sarah Riggs Amico, a current candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, supported Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for President in 2012; and financially supported the 2012 campaign of a right-wing Republican, now-former U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-FL), for reelection to U.S. Congress.   Amico is seeking the Democratic nomination in the upcoming June 09, […]

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Activists Call for Rental Moratorium as Eviction Crisis Looms

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  Photographs one and three of three courtesy of United Student Workers of Georgia.  Photograph two courtesy of the Party for Socialism and Liberation.   (APN) ATLANTA — With millions of people in the U.S. out of work as a result of COVID-19 and the various government orders shuttering society and most businesses, there is a brewing residential rental crisis […]

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Atlanta Council to Receive Public Comments via Voicemail for Virtual Meetings

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  (APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council has reversed course on its public comment practices for the virtual meetings of the Full Council and its Committees that are being held during the COVID-19 global pandemic.   Previously, as reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Council began holding virtual meetings in March 2020, but was only offering members of the […]

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APN Editor Sues Georgia over Right to Protest during Pandemic

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  (APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News filed a lawsuit against the State of Georgia over the right to protest one’s government during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The lawsuit, Cardinale v. State of Georgia, 2020-CV-335449, was filed in Fulton County Superior Court and referred to Fulton County Superior Court Judge Emily […]

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U.S. Senate Candidate, Dillard-Smith, Betrayed Turner Field Activists

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(APN) ATLANTA — Maya Dillard-Smith, one of six candidates for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), betrayed activists who were seeking a Community Benefits Agreement for the neighborhoods around the now-former Turner Field, Atlanta Progressive News can reveal.   In addition to Dillard-Smith, Sarah Riggs Amico, Marckeith DeJesus, James Knox, […]

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Democrats’ HR 1 is Bold Vision for Voting Rights, Campaign Finance Reform

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(APN) ATLANTA — On March 08, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For The People Act of 2019, a proposed law that sets forth a comprehensive vision for improving democracy in the U.S.   HR 1 addresses myriad issues, including voting rights, campaign finance and spending reform, and election integrity and security.   The final vote […]

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Antonio Brown Attacks Clay, as District 3 Results Challenged in Court

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(APN) ATLANTA — Antonio Brown, a candidate for the Atlanta City Council District 3 position who came in second place, attacked Greg Clay, the third place finisher, for challenging the election results, in an interview with the Neighbor Newspapers.   Greg Clay and District 3 voter Mark Anthony Boyd filed the election challenge in Fulton County Superior Court on Wednesday, […]

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City of Atlanta Drags Feet on Illegal Yard Signs Littering District 3 (UPDATE 3)

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UPDATE 3: A City of Atlanta vehicle was spotted on Anderson along with a city worker picking up illegal yard signs.   UPDATE 2: Interim Commission Pierre Johnson has said the City’s SWEET Team (Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Team) will be inspecting and removing any illegal yards.   UPDATE 1: The City of Atlanta City Attorney Nina Hickson writes, […]

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After Homeless Deaths, Activists Push City on Warming Centers

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(APN) ATLANTA — At least two homeless people have frozen to death in recent weeks after sleeping on the streets of Atlanta this very cold and wet winter.  Now activists are asking the City of Atlanta to make changes to its warming center policies to prevent more deaths from occurring.   One homeless man named Ricky died on November 27, […]

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APN Editor Running for Atlanta City Council in Special Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Founder and News Editor of Atlanta Progressive News, Matthew Charles Cardinale, 37, is running for Atlanta City Council District 3 in the Special Election that is scheduled for March 19, 2019.   Campaign website: http://www.matthewforatlanta.com   Campaign Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Matthew-Charles-Cardinale-for-Atlanta-City-Council-District-3-216005662628584   Paypal donation link: https://www.paypal.me/friendsofmcharles   “Progressive Legislative Package for First 180 Days in Office” – […]

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Work Session Scheduled on Surplus Property Housing Ordinance

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(APN) ATLANTA — A Work Session has been scheduled by the Atlanta City Council to discuss Proposed Ordinance 17-O-1463, an ordinance by Councilman Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) to sell surplus City property to nonprofit developers for development for affordable housing benefitting low-income families in Atlanta.   https://atlantacityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?MeetingID=2063&ID=12901   The Work Session–which is a joint work session of Community Development/Human […]

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Disabled Community Fights for Their Lives to Save Medicaid

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(APN) ATLANTA — “No Medicaid Cuts, No Medicaid Caps, No Cuts to Medicaid Waivers.”  These were the demands from over fifty people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) at the Georgia State Capitol, on Wednesday, july 12, 2017.   Their protest highlighted how the various U.S. Congressional Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act would harm Georgia.   People […]

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Labor Celebrates $15 per Hour Minimum for Atlanta City Workers

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(APN) ATLANTA — On June 21, 2017, the City Council of Atlanta voted, as part of the approval of next fiscal year’s budget, to raise the minimum wage for workers employed by the City of Atlanta from to $10.10 to $15 an hour over the next two fiscal years.   The raise does not cover people working in the City […]

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Sen. McKoon, Jeff Graham, Others Debate Georgia’s RFRA Bill

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Photograph by Gloria Tatum, Senior Staff Writer.   (APN) ATLANTA — The first RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) debate of the year has arrived, even before any of the grandstanding of the 2016 Legislative Session has even begun.   The two most vocal players–State Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus) and Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham–were present, along with recently-elected State […]

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