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Myriad Drama Abounds in HD 55 Special Election

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With additional reporting by Anna Simonton.   (APN) ATLANTA — There has truly been a lot of drama in the State House District 55 Special Election, with early voting having already taken place and the upcoming election on this Tuesday, June 16, 2015.   Mailers and robocalls have gone out attacking two of the likely frontrunners, Shelitha Robertson and Marie […]

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APN Questionnaire, Marie Metze, House District 55 Special Election Candidate

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(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the House District 55 Special Election on June 16, 2015, this article provides questionnaire responses by Marie Metze.   Metze filed her responses after the deadline.  APN has now published all seven candidates’ questionnaires.   Tyrone Brooks, Jr:   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/05/21/apn-questionnaire-tyrone-brooks-jr-state-house-special-election-district-55/   John Guest:   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/05/24/republican-seeks-to-sneak-up-on-em-in-house-district-55/   Shelitha Robertson:   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/05/26/apn-questionnaire-shelitha-robertson-state-house-special-election-d55/ […]

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Judge Recommends Rep. Tyrone Brooks’s Indictment Should Stand

(APN) ATLANTA — United States Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield III has recommended that the motion by State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) to dismiss his indictment, in the case of USA v. Brooks, should be denied, according to documents obtained by Atlanta Progressive News.     Brooks was indicted for the misuse of charitable funds in May 2013; Atlanta Progressive […]

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Municipal Early Voting Reduction Bill Amended, Passes House

  (APN) ATLANTA — On February 26, 2014, the full House of Representatives passed and adopted, as amended, HB 891, which allows over 500 municipalities of different sizes, across the State of Georgia, to decide whether to reduce their early voting period from seventeen days to six.     The bill passed 146 to 25.   As previously reported by […]

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State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Indicted for Misuse of Charitable Funds

  (APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), a long-time champion of progressive causes and veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, has been indicted for misuse of charitable funds in connection with the Georgia Association for Black Elected Officials (GABEO), and what is described as a “sister organization” of GABEO, Universal Humanities. “This is a disappointing day.  Representative Brooks […]

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Georgians Rally for “Quitman Ten Plus Two”

(APN) QUITMAN — On Saturday, February 25, 2012, over five hundred Georgia citizens marched in support of the Quitman Ten Plus Two.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the twelve have been accused of voter fraud in a local Board of Education election in Brooks County, Georgia, in 2010. Activists are calling the Quitman case a modern-day civil rights […]

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