The classic book about Georgia’s black history

The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia by Donald L. Grant Edited with an Introduction by Jonathan Grant 624 pp., hardcover University of Georgia Press, 2001   Editors’ Choice — American Heritage Winner, Georgia “Author of the Year” Award Available wherever books are sold, or from the University of Georgia Press.  Read about the effort to complete my late father’s life’s work This readable, fast-paced account covers 450 years of Georgia’s African-American experience. Solidly researched and documented, The Way It Was in the South sets the record straight on the progress of blacks and the contributions they made to the state — and the solid wall of white resistance they encountered nearly every step of the way.…

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Solar-powered GA PSC candidate John Noel electrifies Athens Democrats

A great night Thursday in Athens! Packed house of Athens-Clarke County Democrats Thursday night heard John Noel, 10th Congressional District candidate Chalis Montgomery, Rep. Spencer Frye and local candidates talk about their plans to make Athens and Georgia better for all the people who live there. Noel lit up the crowd and talked about how he’d change the way the electric companies do business.  Noel will be returning to Athens February 7 to speak to speak with UGA Young Democrats. Here’s that knockout video Noel was talking about: “Sticking it to the Man!” Click to learn more about New Energy for Georgia.

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Foolproof Steps for Voting Absentee in Georgia

If you’re out canvassing voters these days (or voting absentee), you need “Foolproof Steps for Voting Absentee.” This essential document was prepared by DeKalb County Precinct Captain, Melanie Manning. Thank you so much, Melanie! Foolproof_Steps_for_Voting_Absentee (1) Please: Download Print Use Share

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PSC Candidate John Noel to Georgia Power: Give tax savings to consumers

As a result of the federal government’s recent corporate tax cuts effective this year, utilities will save millions of dollars on their tax bills. Many electric utilities are announcing plans to pass on recently-enacted federal tax cuts to their customers. The New York Times reports: In recent days, electric companies in Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon and other states have announced plans to pass their tax cuts on to customers through lower rates. On Tuesday, Pepco, which provides power to nearly 300,000 customers in Washington, D.C., said it would cut rates beginning in the current quarter. But with Georgia Power and its parent, Southern Company, scrambling to find cash to complete the $25-billion-and-counting Plant Vogtle boondoggle near Augusta, you gotta wonder if they have other ideas…

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You can help build Georgia’s grassroots statewide Voter Guide

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I am working on a team of Georgia grassroots volunteers who are creating a statewide Voter Guide. (The Guide is nonpartisan, although I’m not.) This ambitious project will link voters to candidates throughout the state in Congressional, Constitutional offices, and legislative races–maybe even down to local county and city campaigns, but we’ll see about that. It will be online and include answers to questionnaires, so you can see where candidates stand on issues. My self-appointed task in this is to collect contact information for legislative candidates: 236 in all. I will also publish information on this website, so feel free to subscribe. You can also get updates on 2018 races by following me on Twitter and liking Brambleman’s Facebook page.…

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