Success Story: Columbus GA celebrates euthanasia-free year under program Teresa Tomlinson started

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman One of the Georgia Democrats running to unseat Sen. David Perdue in 2020 is not like the others. That’s because Teresa Tomlinson has a long track record of public service as the two-term mayor of Columbus. One of her efforts yielded success during her term, but the full effect came to pass in the year after she left office, reports WRBL.com: Columbus Animal Care and Control center is celebrating an entire year without having to euthanize any animals to make space. The center says they saw a decrease in euthanasia rates after former Mayor Teresa Tomlinson’s Save A Pet Program. It took effect almost 10 years ago. The innovative program was recognized at the time. Tomlinson’s website notes…

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Impeachment, Georgia Edition

  By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Teresa Tomlinson has released a video on impeachment. It’s worth noting that not only was she the first candidate to come out against Trump sycophant David Perdue, but she was also the first to speak out publicly on impeachment–in 2018, before her announcement, when she was still mayor of Columbus. She’s also said her belief in the need for Congress to investigate of President Trump’s wrongful activities dates back to his strange support of a blockade of U.S. ally Qatar in 2017. Calling for impeachment may seem like a no-brainer and not particularly unusual for a Democratic candidate for federal office, but many were reluctant to come on board. For her stance, Tomlinson earned praise as “The…

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Georgia’s most famous runaway slaves became famous abolitionists

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I remain appalled at the “content” (or rather, the lack thereof) taught in Georgia’s 8th grade classrooms about the state’s history—and especially the short shrift its deep and rich African-American history receives. Of course, the same can be said for the nation’s classrooms during Black History Month. (Why February? Comedian Chris Rock once said, “Because it’s the shortest month.”) There would be no need for such a thing as Black History Month if African Americans’ story had been told properly and effectively all along, but that didn’t—and hasn’t happened—so here we are. Well, here’s something. When I worked on my father’s book, this story—which I’d never heard before—jumped off  the page at me. I was so enthralled by…

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Georgians who think Trump should have been impeached years ago may have their candidate: Teresa Tomlinson

Link to video on Facebook or Twitter By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Teresa Tomlinson has released a video on impeachment. It’s worth noting that not only was she the first candidate to come out against Trump sycophant David Perdue, but she was also the first to speak out publicly on impeachment–in 2018, before her announcement, when she was still mayor of Columbus. She’s also said her belief in the need for Congress to investigate of President Trump’s wrongful activities dates back to his strange support of a blockade of U.S. ally Qatar in 2017. Calling for impeachment may seem like a no-brainer and not particularly unusual for a Democratic candidate for federal office, but many were reluctant to come on board. For her…

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Updated: Download Georgia State Election Board proposed rules and Democratic response

  Rules Proposed for Adoption by the State Election Board Jan. 22 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-6 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-12  Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-13  Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-14 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-15  Democratic Party of Georgia response   For Immediate Release Date: January 14, 2020   DPG Releases Public Comment on State Election Board Proposed Rules ATLANTA – Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Voter Protection team shared the DPG’s comments and revisions to the State Election Board’s Proposed Rules for the administration of Georgia elections, including administration of new voting machines. DPG Director of Voter Protection Saira Draper issued the following statement: “As Georgia implements an entirely new voting system in…

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Download Georgia State Election Board proposed rules and Democratic response

  Rules Proposed for Adoption by the State Election Board Jan. 22 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-6 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-12  Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-13  Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-14 Proposed Amendments to SEB Rule 183-1-15  Democratic Party of Georgia response   For Immediate Release Date: January 14, 2020   DPG Releases Public Comment on State Election Board Proposed Rules ATLANTA – Today, the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Voter Protection team shared the DPG’s comments and revisions to the State Election Board’s Proposed Rules for the administration of Georgia elections, including administration of new voting machines. DPG Director of Voter Protection Saira Draper issued the following statement: “As Georgia implements an entirely new voting system in…

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