Voting Rights

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I'm talking all things voting with Mo Ivory, Creative Council at Fair Fight Action. We have one party in our country doing everything they can to suppress the vote. While citizens are doing everything they can to vote safely in the Pandemic. Fair Fight Action was born out of the tightly contested 2018 Georgia governor's race between Now-Governor Brian Kemp and Stacy Abrams. From that adversity, Fair Fight Action was created to support free and fair elections across the country.

This week on The Local Take we're talking voting in 2020. I reached out to Helen Butler, Executive Director of The People's Agenda, an organization started by the late Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery. 

The Local Take: Voting in a Pandemic

May 23, 2020

This week on The Local Take I speak with Helen Butler, Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda. I was referred to Helen by the League of Women Voters. I reached out to them after encountering long lines on the first day of early voting for the rescheduled June 9 Party Primaries and nonpartisan/special elections.

The Local Take: Your Power, Your Vote

Oct 4, 2019

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday mornings 8am) we talk Your Power, Your Vote event with Margie Malone Tuckson. The Political Affairs committee with Delta Sigma Theta Atlanta Alumnae Chapter are presenting this workshop Saturday, October 5th at Greenbriar Mall on the Lower Level - 2841 Greenbriar Parkway Atlanta 30331.

This week on The Local Take I speak with Andrea Young, Executive Director of the ACLU of Georgia. The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a Smart Justice campaign to End Mass Incarceration.  Andrea Young explains that one way to do so is by voting. 

Ms. Young shares that Georgia is #4 in the number of citizens incarcerated in the country and #1 with the number of citizens involved in the criminal justice system (parole, probation). Our state is spending $1Billion a year to house prisoners.