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FEATURED CANDIDATE

Robbin Shipp

for Labor Commissioner

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Valarie Wilson

for State School Sup.

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Connie Stokes

for Lt. Governor

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We know you’re busy. So are we.

We know your inbox is full of messages about the upcoming election in Georgia.

We know you’re sick of the negative ads, tired of the promises and cringing at the thought of another person asking you for money.

We get it.

That’s why, today, we’re only asking you to do two things.

Vote, and take at least one woman with you.

Whether you take your mother, your sister, your daughter or your friend, when women vote, progressive candidates win.

This is important, so open up your calendar right now, pick your day and time, call your friend and make a date to vote.

Do it now, so it won’t get lost between finishing your project at work, picking your child up after school or the 100 other things that you’ll be juggling.

Why?

Because we can make history in Georgia THIS YEAR. Right here. Right now.

That’s right. The eyes of the nation are on Georgia because poll after poll shows we are on the brink of change.

Outstanding progressive candidates are locked in races that will be decided by razor-thin margins.

And if Georgia does change – if we elect more progressive leaders on November 4th, it will be because women vote – in large numbers.

Georgia’s conservative super majority has been a disaster for women. Thanks to them, Georgia women have become pawns in a high-stakes national strategy to overturn Roe v. Wade. They’ve even passed laws that restrict access to abortion in cases of rape and incest.

Yet, thanks to their policies, Georgia has become the most dangerous place in the nation for a woman to have a baby.

If you’re sick and tired of leaders who believe women should be forced to carry their rapist’s child to term but fail to make funding to support maternal health a priority, then you have a choice on Nov. 4th.

If you don’t like the direction our state is going, then, this year, your vote can make change possible.

Join us. Let’s make history in Georgia this year.

This week or on November 4th, will you pledge to vote?

Your vote – this year – can and will make all the difference.

Pledge to vote, and take at least one woman with you.

Sincerely,

Lauren Benedict,
Chair, Georgia’s WIN List

Amy Morton,
Chair, Better Georgia

P.S.: We voted yesterday at lunchtime. Join us today, or make a pledge to vote here. We’re about to make history in Georgia, and we know you want to be a part of it!

 

breast-cancer-ribbon-hiVOTE November 4 and  CONTRIBUTE to help us change the male-dominated Georgia legislature that abandoned 340,000 uninsured Georgia women….one in eight will develop breast cancer.

As you know, we are nearing the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Coincidentally, I am nearing the beginning of chemotherapy to treat breast cancer (starting Election Day… after I vote).   So why am I sharing this?  I am the Exeuctive Director of Georgia’s WIN List, and we are an organization dedicated to electing women (so that women have  full participation in the legislative decisions that affect us all). Having gone through diagnosis, surgery and treatment planning,  I believe I need to speak out for those whose experience will be very different than mine….because I am incredibly lucky.

Due to the cosmic lottery, I happen to be somewhat upper middle class, employed and whiteLike most women in my demographic, I have INSURANCE, which allows me to concentrate on getting better instead of worrying about how to pay for treatment.

In the last two months, my care has exceeded $90,000, and I have not even started chemotherapy. I will pay a tiny fraction of that.  But for the over 340,000 non-elderly uninsured women of Georgia, a diagnosis such as mine could mean financial ruin, or worse, waiting until it’s too late for treatment at all.

In the 2014 Georgia legislative session, I watched in disbelief as the GOP, male-dominated General Assembly arrogantly passed a bill that allows them to continue to deny Medicaid expansion.  The impact on 600,000 Georgians without insurance was not seriously discussed or analyzed.  And, despite the efforts of courageous leaders such as Senator Nan Orrock (who spoke out in opposition) a bill that endangers the lives of mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers with breast cancer was easily passed due to partisan political grandstanding.

Our state’s representation in the General Assembly is over 75% white and male.  But our state’s diverse, multicultural population (composed of 51% women) is not.  Why do these men dominate? Because they own the extra advantage of being funded by groups who support their callous policies.

The women we are endorsing in next week’s election represent a vital component of the authentic population of Georgia in 2014.  Our candidates include African-American women, women from diverse cultures, working mothers and single moms.  And, they are intelligent, hard-working women who care deeply about the repercussions of their decision-making on ALL Georgians, not just the privileged few.

That’s why we must CHANGE THE FACE OF POWER IN GEORGIA. 

Please help us protect and elect the progressive Endorsed Women we are working to keep and send to the Georgia Legislature next week.  Lives may depend on it.

 

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kimberly_alexanderRepresentative Kimberly Alexander was elected in the 2012 General Election for the newly-created House District 66 which consists of parts of Douglas and Paulding Counties. She is the first female Douglas County resident elected to the State House and she is the first African-American female elected in Paulding County. A native of Paulding County, Georgia, she now lives in Douglasville.

During 2013, Representative Alexander was appointed by the Democratic Minority Leadership to serve as the Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Code Revision Committee. She also sits on committees for Intragovernmental Coordination and Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment.

Representative Alexander has spent over 16 years as a community volunteer.   She played a key role in the establishment of the first school to be named after an African-American female educator in Paulding County.  In addition, she  has received numerous awards for her community services.  One of her most memorable achievements is serving as the key coordinator for local efforts to change the child molestation law to include the “Romeo and Juliet” provision.
Kimberly earned a  Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University in General Administration while working  full-time and raising her son as a single mom. She  has in-depth corporate experience in Internal Controls and Auditing, and a diverse back-ground which includes; Social Change, Education, Insurance, Business and Finance. She is a member of several professional organizations.