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Petition Urges Attorney General Holder To Investigate Georgia Secretary of State

ColorOfChange.org has launched a petition demanding that the Department of Justice intervene to investigate the Georgia Secretary of State’s refusal to process some 40,000 voter registration forms. It is the largest online civil rights organization, […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

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NAACP: “It’s A Sad Day For Voter Rights In Georgia”

The Georgia Secretary of State, according to Dr. Francys Johnson, “has taken a page from the playbook of Ohio and Florida, where we have seen those secretary of states put their hands on the scales […]

WAOK-AM–10/30/2014

(State Representative Stacey Abrams)

Abrams and Warnock: “The Fight For Voter Rights Continues” As Judge Refuses To Act On Georgia Voter Registration Lawsuit

Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams says her organization, New Georgia Project, and others that filed a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, “are deeply disappointed”. They are not pleased with Fulton County Superior […]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2014

The Bev Smith Show: Elections & Education

Are your children in the best schools? Tonight Bev Smith speaks with Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel to the American Federation for Children, about how elections and public policy can deeply impact your children’s education. The […]

WAOK-AM–10/27/2014

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Union City Mayor: We Are Rebuilding, Rebranding, And Revitalizing

Shannon Mall was one of the most bustling shopping venues in the metro Atlanta area for many years, but according to Union City Mayor Vince Williams, “That model of a mall, unfortunately, is a dying […]

WAOK-AM–10/27/2014

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From Ferguson To Atlanta Conference This Weekend

July 2013. It was the Monday after the verdict in Florida in the George Zimmerman Murder Trial. He’d been found not guilty of killing teenager Trayvon Martin. Atlanta activist Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis says “we […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

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Abrams: What We Seek Is Transparency From The Secretary Of State

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced last week that thousands of missing voter registration applications had been accounted for. He was quoted as saying that some 40,000 would-be voters were active and on the […]

WAOK-AM–10/22/2014

Former President George H. W. Bush points to his wife Barbara Bush during an event in the East Room of the White House on July 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former President George H.W. Bush Asks Dem Senate Candidate Not To Use Him In Campaign Ad

Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia is out with another ad showing her with former President George H.W. Bush, who’s asked her not to use him in her campaign for the state’s open Senate seat.

10/21/2014

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13,000 Participate In One Week Of Early Voting In Fulton County

In just five hours of voting on Sunday, October 19, Fulton County Director of Registrations and Elections Richard Barron says there were 1,507 voters at the seven locations that were open. According to Barron, “We […]

WAOK-AM–10/20/2014

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Souls To The Polls Brings Voters In On Sunday

Wearing their Sunday best they showed up to vote on Sunday. It’s a first for Georgia. Many came by car, with their horns blaring, to the Adamsville Recreation Center in Southwest Atlanta. They were encouraged […]

WAOK-AM–10/19/2014

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