Young Formally Endorses Reed for Mayor


Former U.S. ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is set to formally endorse State Sen. Kasim Reed for mayor on Wednesday at 10 a.m. during a joint press conference. The announcement follows the debut last week of a 60 second radio ad featuring Young.

During the event, Reed and Young are set to announce plans to hold a Youth Town Hall in September, a discussion that will be led by young people and focus on why young people join gangs, examine external pressures, and address possible solutions and alternatives.

“Ambassador Young is a person who I have admired for my entire adult life and that is why we are working together to hold a Youth Town Hall,” Reed said in a statement Wednesday. “Too many of our youth are at-risk of being recruited by gangs and beginning a life of crime, drugs, and violence. We have to give our young people a chance to succeed in life.”

Young’s endorsement announcement will take place at the John Wesley Dobbs Plaza at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Fort Street.

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