'Get Out the Vote' draws hundreds to South DeKalb
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'Get Out the Vote' draws hundreds to South DeKalb
Politicians, celebrities and campaign teams came together in South DeKalb on Oct. 27 to urge voters to go to the polls and make their voices heard. Hosted by the Democratic Party of Georgia, the “Get Out the Vote” Monday night block party, which was held at the Gallery at South DeKalb mall, drew...
Congressman Hank Johnson gives support for Nunn, talks early voting
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Congressman Hank Johnson gives support for Nunn, talks early voting
Congressman Hank Johnson joined 1,652 other DeKalb County residents to cast his vote early at The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall on Monday, Oct. 27. Read More at www.ocgnews.com.
Rosalynn Carter rallies for grandson, Jason Carter
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Rosalynn Carter rallies for grandson, Jason Carter
Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter seemed at home as she stood in the pulpit at Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, where she was welcomed by Pastor William Flippin, Sr. his wife, Sylvia T. Flippin, and members of their congregation. Read More at www.ocgnews.com
St. Paul AME celebrates Pink and Blue Ribbon Sunday
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St. Paul AME celebrates Pink and Blue Ribbon Sunday
St. Paul AME Worship Center in Lithonia celebrated its Pink and Blue Ribbon Sunday on Oct. 19 with a balloon release in honor breast cancer survivors and in memory of those who have died from the disease. Read More:...
Ellis supporters protest in DeKalb
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Ellis supporters protest in DeKalb
Supporters of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis held a press conference in front of the DeKalb County courthouse to tell District Attorney Robert James to not go through with re-trying Ellis.
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Georgia leaders set "Moral Monday" mass rally at Capitol

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ATLANTA--Faith leaders and civil rights activists plan to demonstrate at the Capitol, calling on state lawmakers to expand Medicaid, raise the minimum wage and restore funding to public schools, among other things.

The Moral Monday Georgia coalition is meeting with legislators and holding a mass rally on Jan. 13, the first day of the Legislative Session. The gatherings will be the first in a series of Monday "days of action" on
various legislative and policy issues during the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session.  

The Moral Monday movement started in 2013 in North Carolina after  state lawmakers there passed what many said was some of the harshest legislation in the state's history. The Moral Monday protests led to hundreds of arrests last year in North Carolina.  

The Georgia group leaders want state lawmakers to focus on a call to expand Medicaid, raise the minimum wage and restore funding to public schools among other things.

Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) has been pushing the Moral Monday movement. Fort visited New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Jan. 5 to build momentum for the upcoming events.

Speakers at the rally include Fort; the Rev. Timothy McDonald III, pastor, First Iconium Baptist Church; Francis Johnson, President, Georgia NAACP; and North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber; and Georgians directly affected by lack of access to Medicaid The Georgia group has been meeting for weeks to plan its first day of action.

Here is a look at the schedule for Jan. 13:
§  10:30 a.m. ­ 1:30 pm - Visits to legislators at the Georgia State Capitol

§  2-3:30 pm - Workshop with North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William
Barber at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St. SW, Atlanta.

 4-6 p.m., Rally, Georgia State Capitol, Washington Street steps

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