Issues


Economic Justice

Athens' poverty rate hovers at 34% while Athens' economy continues to grow. The next Commission must EFFECTIVELY address this issue head-on.

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Racial Justice

Our community is haunted by an unaddressed history of racial discrimination and terrorism that continues through systemic inequalities that must be rooted out.

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Infrastructure

Strong communities that take care of their own have strong networks of subsidized infrastructure like libraries, daycare centers, and retirement homes.

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Affordable Housing

As we all know the rent is Too Damn High! But the pay is also too low. We need rent and housing prices that reflect the wages people bring home.

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Transportation

We need free and fair bus service so that everyone can travel Athens. We also need better bus routes for economic corridors and on-demand buses for seniors and those with special needs.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Our city uses the free and stolen labor of mostly Black men in the state prison in our city. Furthermore our local jail is overrepresented with Black men.

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Worker's Rights

Poverty is high and unemployment is low! Those in poverty in Athens have too many jobs and many of them do not need the “skill development” earlier Commissions have focused on. What workers need in Athens is higher wages and the collective power of unions.

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Voter Rights

Last year's governor race was a sham and should have been contested. I am calling for an audit of our local Board of Elections to end racially discriminatory practices.

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