Category Archives: voting

Mayoral Candidate Luna Demands Apology from APN

(APN) ATLANTA — In a bizarre email, chef and Mayoral candidate Paul Luna requested that APN apologize to a City employee on behalf of Luna relating to a recent article published by APN.   Earlier this month, APN interviewed Luna at his downtown restaurant and published an article based on that interview on Sunday, February 17, 2013. In the article, […]

Read more

APN Chat with Paul Luna, Chef and Mayoral Candidate

(APN) ATLANTA — Paul Luna, an Atlanta chef and business owner, is one of two candidates who have announced their intentions so far to challenge incumbent Mayor Kasim Reed in this year’s mayoral election.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the other candidate is activist Al Bartell. Luna started two restaurants around 1992 called Eclipse Di Luna and Loca […]

Read more

Hayes-Tavares to Seek Open Seat on APS Board of Education

(APN) ATLANTA — A parent-advocate who has been vocal during the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education accreditation crisis and who opposed the proposal to close certain public schools has entered the race for APS BOE District 6, the seat currently held by Yolanda Johnson. Shawnna Hayes-Tavares attended all of the copious meetings held by the APS BOE to addresses […]

Read more

Smith, Archibong Draw Challengers in 2013 Atlanta Council Race

(APN) ATLANTA — Two more candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for seats on the Atlanta City Council: Robert Welsh has announced his plans to challenge Councilwoman Carla Smith (District 1), and Matt Rinker has announced his plans to challenge Natalyn Archibong (District 5), in the November 2013 election. Smith is a moderate Councilmember, with a current score […]

Read more

Some Atlanta Councilmembers Seek Vote to Silence the Public, Again

(APN) ATLANTA — Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12) and six other Councilmembers have set their sights on new public comment rules that would further limit the time allotted to citizens to speak at Council Committees, and would set other restrictions. Currently, each Committee Chair sets their own rules for public comment at each of the seven Committees of the Atlanta […]

Read more

(IPS) US Marijuana Lobby Sets Sights on Full Legalisation

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/01/u-s-marijuana-lobby-sets-sights-on-full-legalisation/ ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan 30 2013 (IPS) – Since the U.S. states of Colorado and Washington fully legalised marijuana via ballot initiatives in the November 2012 elections, efforts to medicalise, decriminalise, or legalise marijuana at the state level are sprouting up like so many hemp stalks on a sunny day.  Eighteen […]

Read more

Reed Denies Recruiting Candidates; Bottoms Mum on 2013

(APN) ATLANTA — This week Mayor Kasim Reed circulated a statement to Members of the City Council of Atlanta, and perhaps to others, denying a report in the Atlanta Progressive News that he had been recruiting Councilman Lamar Willis (Post 3-at-large) or Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (District 11) to run against Council President Ceasar Mitchell in the 2013 Municipal Elections. […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Norwood Nominated to Fulton County Elections Board

(APN) ATLANTA — Former Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood (Post 2-at-large), who narrowly lost the 2009 Mayoral race to Kasim Reed, has been nominated by the Fulton County Republican Party to serve on the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections. In a letter to Mark Massey, Clerk for the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County, dated today, Friday, January […]

Read more

Atlanta Councilwoman Carla Smith to Seek Reelection

(APN) ATLANTA — Despite earlier information that suggested otherwise, Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith (District 1) is planning to run for reelection in this year’s Municipal Elections, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “I really love my community.  I really have the best district in the city,” Smith told APN.  District 1 includes numerous neighborhoods in Southeast Atlanta, and as part […]

Read more

Rep. Long May Challenge Councilwoman Sheperd in 2013

(APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. Ralph Long (D-Atlanta), who lost his seat to State Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) after being paired against her in last year’s redistricting process, is considering running for the City Council of Atlanta during the Municipal Elections being held next year in 2013. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Long is one of at least […]

Read more

Obama, Rep. Barrow Win Reelection; Hill Defeats Sen. Stoner

(APN) ATLANTA — Among Tuesday’s election results, President Barack Obama won reelection; US Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) won reelection; and Hunter Hill, a Republican, defeated State Sen. Doug Stoner, a moderate Democrat.  This article reviews a number of important election outcomes from the November 06, 2012 General Election, including at the federal, state, and local levels. US PRESIDENTIAL RACE AND […]

Read more

Charter School Amendment Passes, Faces Court Battle

(APN) ATLANTA — A controversial ballot measure that would create a new State agency to approve of charter schools that are rejected by their local school boards and by the State Board of Education, was approved by Georgia voters during Tuesday’s General Election, with 58.57 percent in favor. However, as Atlanta Progressive News reported numerous times in depth, the ballot […]

Read more

(IPS) Victories for Marijuana Legalisation, Same-Sex Marriage in US Elections

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/victories-for-marijuana-legalisation-same-sex-marriage-in-u-s-polls/ ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov 7 2012 (IPS) – In addition to the victories of the Democratic Party in retaining the presidency and the U.S. Senate, and of the Republican Party in retaining the U.S. House, there were major issue-related victories in Tuesday’s election whose common threads are personal liberty and […]

Read more

(IPS) Voter Suppression Tactics Likely to Affect US Elections

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/voter-suppression-tactics-likely-to-affect-u-s-election/ ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov 5 2012 (IPS) – Voter suppression has reached new heights in the United States, analysts and experts say, as elected state officials have increasingly resorted to a new and growing generation of voter suppression tactics. Whether these tactics will tip the outcome of the presidential race […]

Read more
1 13 14 15 16 17 20