Georgia Faith Leaders to Urge Boycott of Home Depot Over Voting Law

Black religious leaders representing more than 1,000 churches in the state are planning a “warning shot” for other Republican-led states that are trying to limit voting access.

#black-people, #boycotts, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #home-depot-inc, #jackson-reginald-t, #republican-party, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Vernon Jones, a Pro-Trump Republican, Will Challenge Kemp in Georgia

Vernon Jones, a Democrat-turned-Republican and former state representative who has called Georgia’s presidential election “fixed,” will oppose Gov. Brian Kemp, one of Donald Trump’s top targets.

#elections-governors, #georgia, #jones-vernon-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #politics-and-government, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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Corporations of the World, Unite!

The internal contradictions of “woke capitalism” are a mixed blessing for the Democratic Party.

#conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #democratic-party, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Will Smith’s Production Pulls Film Out of Georgia, Citing Voting Laws

The film, ‘Emancipation,’ which is being produced and financed by Apple Studios, is the first major production to cite the law as a reason to leave the state.

#black-people, #fuqua-antoine, #georgia, #movies, #smith-will, #voting-and-voters

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Scandal Erupts in Valdosta, Georgia’s Football “Titletown”

Georgia’s Valdosta High School, a longtime football powerhouse, is awash in a scandal involving race, funny money, allegations of improper recruiting and a one-armed booster named Nub.

#bryant-paul-william, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #georgia, #saban-nick, #smart-kirby, #valdosta-ga

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2 Korean Battery Makers Settle Dispute That Threatened Biden’s Green Agenda

The settlement between LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation ensures that a battery plant in Georgia will go forward without hampering electric vehicle production.

#batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #georgia, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kemp-brian-p, #labor-and-jobs, #ossoff-jon, #tai-katherine-1974, #united-states-international-trade-commission, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volkswagen-ag

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Scenes From the First Rounds of the Masters

Our staff photographer Doug Mills brings us an inside look at Augusta National.

#augusta-national-golf-club, #georgia, #golf, #masters-golf-tournament, #photography

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The New Cancel Culture Capitalism

For Republicans, cancel culture is good for business.

#boycotts, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Kemp Seizes on Georgia Voting Law to Try to Win Back Trump and His Base

After resisting Donald Trump’s demands to overturn the state’s election results, Gov. Brian Kemp was an outcast in his own party. Now he’s embraced the state’s new voting bill as a way to rebuild his standing.

#abrams-stacey-y, #collins-douglas-a-1966, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-governors, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #major-league-baseball, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #williams-nikema

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Why Georgia’s Voting Laws Are Not Like Colorado’s

Here are four key differences between the voting systems in the two states.

#colorado, #elections, #georgia, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Mitch McConnell Digs In Against Campaign Law Changes Again

The top Senate Republican, who has spent his career fighting campaign finance limits, has taken a lead role in challenging Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill.

#bipartisan-campaign-reform-act-2002, #campaign-finance, #citizens-united, #coca-cola-company, #democratic-party, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Ancient Native American Site Is Defaced in Georgia Forest

Rock faces and boulders bearing figure carvings called petroglyphs were scratched or dabbed with paint, the United States Forest Service said.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #chattahoochee-oconee-national-forest-ga, #cherokee-indians, #forest-service, #georgia, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #vandalism

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The Masters Is Business as Usual as Georgia Faces a Political Onslaught

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from the Atlanta area, but Georgia’s most cherished sporting event remains firmly rooted in the state.

#augusta-ga, #augusta-national-golf-club, #baseball, #black-people, #elder-lee, #georgia, #golf, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #masters-golf-tournament, #morikawa-collin-1997, #player-gary, #relocation-of-business, #rubio-marco, #southern-states-us

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Republicans Have Declared War on Coca-Cola and Baseball

Mitch McConnell wants corporate America to stop being “stupid” about the ongoing battle over voting rights.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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M.L.B. Applauded for All-Star Game Move by Former Players

M.L.B. is not known for activism, but former stars say pulling the All-Star Game from Georgia honors the legacies of Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente and others.

#aaron-hank, #all-star-games, #atlanta-braves, #baker-dusty, #baseball, #blass-steve, #discrimination, #georgia, #jackson-reggie-1946, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #minorities, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Shell invests in LanzaJet to speed up deliveries of its synthetic aviation fuel

The energy giant Shell has joined a slew of strategic investors including All Nippon Airways, Suncor Energy, Mitsui, and British Airways in funding LanzaJet, the company commercializing a process to convert alcohol into jet fuel. 

A spin-off from LanzaTech, one of the last surviving climate tech startups from the first cleantech boom that’s still privately held, LanzaJet is taking a phased investment approach with its corporate backers, enabling them to invest additional capital as the company scales to larger production facilities.

Terms of the initial investment, or LanzaJet’s valuation after the commitment, were not disclosed.

LanzaJet claims that it can help the aviation industry reach net-zero emissions, something that would go a long way toward helping the world meet the emissions reductions targets set in the Paris Agreement.

“LanzaJet’s technology opens up a new and exciting pathway to produce SAF using an AtJ process and will help address the aviation sector’s urgent need for SAF. It demonstrates that the industry can move faster and deliver more when we all work together,” said Anna Mascolo, President, Shell Aviation, in a statement. “Provided industry, government and society collaborate on appropriate policy mechanisms and regulations to drive both supply and demand, aviation can achieve net-zero carbon emissions. The strategic fit with LanzaJet is exciting.”

LanzaJet is currently building an alcohol-to-jet fuel facility in Soperton, Ga. Upon completion it would be the first commercial scale plant for sustainable synthetic jet fuel with a capacity of 10 million gallons per year.

The fuel is made by using an ethanol inputs — something that Shell is very familiar with. It’s also something that the oil giant has in ready supply. Through the Raízen joint venture in Brazil, Shell has been producing bio-ethanol for over ten years.

The company expects that its sustainable fuel will be mixed with conventional fossil jet fuel to power airplanes in a lower carbon intensity way. Roughly 90% of the company’s production output will be aviation fuel, while the remaining 10% will be renewable diesel, the company said.

LanzaJet’s SAF is approved to be blended up to 50% with fossil jet fuel, the maximum allowed  by ASTM, and is a drop-in fuel that requires no modifications to engines, aircraft, and infrastructure.  Additionally, LanzaJet’s SAF delivers more than a 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a  lifecycle basis, compared to conventional fossil jet fuel. The versatility in ethanol, and a focus on low carbon, waste-based, and non-food /non-feed sources, along with ethanol’s global availability, make  LanzaJet’s technology a relevant and enduring solution for SAF. 

 

#all-nippon-airways, #articles, #biofuels, #brazil, #british-airways, #energy, #food, #georgia, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #jet-fuel, #lanzajet, #lanzatech, #mitsui, #president, #shell, #tc

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Business Has Only One Political Party: Profit

When C.E.O.s speak out against Republican priorities, it isn’t the flip-flop of alliances it appears to be.

#all-star-games, #athletics-and-sports, #business-roundtable, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Are Democrats Friends with Big Business Now?

When C.E.O.s speak out against Republican priorities, it isn’t the flip-flop of alliances it appears to be.

#all-star-games, #athletics-and-sports, #business-roundtable, #corporate-social-responsibility, #georgia, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Georgia’s New Law, and the Risk of Election Subversion

A reminder from a January phone call that the reform bill by congressional Democrats may not have the proper protections.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

Georgia’s new voting law has to be understood in its own peculiar historical context.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #discrimination, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law

Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

#american-airlines, #bastian-edward-h, #black-people, #business-roundtable, #chenault-kenneth-i, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coca-cola-company, #corner-office, #corporate-social-responsibility, #delta-air-lines-inc, #frazier-kenneth-c, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #georgia, #home-depot-inc, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #lesser-richard, #lewis-william-m-jr, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #naacp-legal-defense-and-educational-fund, #quincey-james-1965, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #united-parcel-service-inc, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Kemp Lashes M.L.B. as Republicans Defend Georgia’s Voting Law

Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, who is starting his re-election push, argued that the league had “caved to fear” in moving its All-Star Game as he tried to rally Republicans around the new voting limits.

#abrams-stacey-y, #all-star-games, #boycotts, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #relocation-of-business, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles

Pulled by public opinion and sometimes their own players, leagues and teams are wading in to issues around race and social activism as never before.

#atlanta-braves, #atlanta-dream, #baseball, #black-people, #discrimination, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Georgia’s Election Law, and Why Turnout Isn’t Easy to Turn Off

Making voting convenient doesn’t necessarily translate into more votes, research shows.

#absentee-voting, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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MLB Pulls All-Star Game From Atlanta, Georgia in Response to Voting Law

The league said it would remove its midsummer showcase and its annual entry draft as a response to the state’s new voting law.

#all-star-games, #atlanta-ga, #baseball, #boycotts, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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M.L.B. Pulls All-Star Game From Georgia in Response to Voting Law

The league said it would remove its midsummer showcase and its annual entry draft as a response to the state’s new voting law.

#all-star-games, #atlanta-ga, #baseball, #boycotts, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #republican-party, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Coca-Cola C.E.O.: Voting Rights Advocate?

A company with Southern roots and global reach tries to find its voice on an issue that disproportionately affects Black voters.

#black-people, #coca-cola-company, #content-type-personal-profile, #executives-and-management-theory, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #quincey-james-1965, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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What Georgia’s Voting Law Really Does

The New York Times analyzed the state’s new 98-page voting law and identified 16 key provisions that will limit ballot access, potentially confuse voters and give more power to Republican lawmakers.

#absentee-voting, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Biden Says He Would Support Moving All-Star Game Over Georgia Voting Law

In an interview on ESPN, President Biden discussed the restrictions passed by the state’s Republicans last week and encouraged baseball fans to abide by social-distancing protocols.

#baseball, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #espn, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #stadiums-and-arenas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Georgia to Weaken Citizen’s Arrest Law

The governor supports a bill passed on Wednesday that repeals language allowing people to arrest someone who they witnessed committing a crime.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #crime-and-criminals, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #state-legislatures, #vigilantes

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Delta and Coca-Cola Reverse Course on Georgia Voting Law, Stating ‘Crystal Clear’ Opposition

Prominent Black executives had called on companies to publicly oppose a wave of similarly restrictive voting bills that Republicans are advancing in almost every state.

#bastian-edward-h, #black-people, #blackrock-inc, #chenault-kenneth-i, #coca-cola-company, #delta-air-lines-inc, #discrimination, #fink-laurence-d, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #walker-darren-1959

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A Conversation With Senator Raphael Warnock

As struggles over voting rights loom across the United States, Georgia’s first Black senator shares his vision for the future.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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The Painful History of the Georgia Voting Law

Republicans today know that blocking access to the ballot has always relied on legal maneuvering and political schemes.

#elections, #elections-state-legislature, #georgia, #southern-states-us, #talmadge-eugene, #united-states, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Black Executives Call on Corporations to Fight Restrictive Voting Laws

Dozens responded after companies in Georgia said little against state legislation that put strict rules in place.

#black-people, #chenault-kenneth-i, #discrimination, #frazier-kenneth-c, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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A National Campaign to Restrict Voting

Following the 2020 election, Georgia Republicans have restricted voting rights. Other states are likely to follow suit.

#democratic-party, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #warnock-raphael-g

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Corporations, Vocal About Racial Justice, Go Quiet on Voting Rights

“They are complicit in their silence,” one activist said, as bills that would disproportionately affect Black citizens across the country stir public debate.

#black-people, #black-voters-matter, #brown-latosha-1970, #coca-cola-company, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #delta-air-lines-inc, #georgia, #groh-wargo-lauren, #law-and-legislation, #motion-picture-assn-of-america, #sonnenfeld-jeffrey-a, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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Small Towns Grieve After Tornadoes Across Georgia and Alabama

Dozens of tornadoes tore across Alabama and Georgia beginning on Thursday, leaving at least six dead and many neighborhoods in tatters.

#alabama, #georgia, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #national-weather-service, #newnan-ga, #ohatchee-ala, #tornadoes, #weather

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Georgia Law Kicks Off Partisan Battle Over Voting Rights

Civil rights groups quickly challenged a new law placing restrictions on voting, while President Biden denounced it as “Jim Crow.” Republicans in other states are determined to follow suit with their own measures.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #elections, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-rights-act-1965

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Devastating Tornadoes Batter Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

At least six people died in storms that tore through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

#alabama, #coweta-county-ga, #deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #georgia, #newnan-ga, #ohatchee-ala, #tennessee, #tornadoes

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Republican Efforts to Restrict Voting

Readers criticize a bill passed in Georgia that they view as anti-democratic.

#georgia, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Why the Georgia G.O.P.’s Voting Rollbacks Will Hit Black People Hard

The state’s new Republican-crafted law is set to restrict voting access in ways that Democrats and voting rights groups say will have an outsize impact on Black voters.

#black-people, #discrimination, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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A Heavily Armed Man at a Grocery Store Adds to Anxiety in Atlanta

Days after mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., a man carrying six weapons and wearing body armor was arrested at an Atlanta market.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #georgia, #mass-shootings

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Georgia Republicans Pass Major Bill to Limit Voting, Sending It to Kemp

The bill, which would make Georgia the first significant battleground state to overhaul its election system since last year’s presidential contest, has been denounced by Democrats and voting rights groups.

#black-people, #georgia, #kemp-brian-p, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Georgia House Passes Sweeping Bill to Restrict Voting

The bill’s passage cleared a major hurdle in the Republican-led effort to limit ballot access in the state. The legislation will now go back to the State Senate.

#georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #voting-and-voters

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A Man Demanded His Final Paycheck. The Auto Shop Delivered 91,500 Greasy Pennies.

It’s not technically illegal to do so, according to the Department of Labor, but that doesn’t make it OK, according to the former employee’s new Instagram fans.

#automobiles, #georgia, #labor-and-jobs, #peachtree-city-ga, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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Republicans Push for Greater Power Over How Elections Are Run

G.O.P. lawmakers in at least eight states controlled by the party are trying to seize more influence over the mechanics of voting, in an effort that could further undermine the country’s democratic norms.

#elections, #georgia, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Joe Biden’s 30-Year Quest for Gun Control

What are the president’s chances of enacting meaningful gun control in the wake of two mass shootings in less than a week?

#atlanta-ga, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #colorado, #georgia, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #stolberg-sheryl-gay, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Endorses a Loyalist, Jody Hice, for Georgia Secretary of State

By supporting a challenger to Georgia’s current secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, the former president signaled that he wants Republicans who opposed his election falsehoods to pay politically.

#elections-secretary-of-state, #endorsements, #georgia, #hice-jody-1960, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Class and the History of Korean-Americans in Georgia

The shootings in Atlanta show how class warps the immigrant narrative.

#atlanta-ga, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #georgia, #gwinnett-county-ga, #income-inequality, #korean-americans

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Why Some Georgia Lawmakers Want Last Week’s Shootings Labeled Hate Crimes

Violence that left eight dead, including six women of Asian descent, will be the first stress test for a Georgia hate crime law.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #asian-americans, #atlanta-ga, #discrimination, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-legislatures

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