I appreciate the opportunity to keep #fightingforATL with this post for ThreadATL.
I can’t stop thinking about the movement we started #fightingforATL during the campaign. So I have two questions: should we keep up and hold our elected officials accountable for campaign promises? And: if I held another public forum, what’s the most relevant topic and who would you like me to discuss it with? (Note: I’m thinking a panel of 2-3 people). Ready,
I’m wishing all the newly elected (and re-elected) APS Board Members, Atlanta City Councilmembers and our new Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms a happy new year. Let’s work together to address the issues and ideas for making ATL - affordable, transit oriented and liveable in 2018 and beyond. Don’t let the energy of the campaign season die out. We are just getting started.
I may no longer be in the mayor's race, but you CAN still vote for me! Those who know me well know I'm an avid adventurer. I love the outdoors, and I love a challenge. That's why I'm aiming to be one of 20 people from all over the world selected to brave the Arctic wilderness as part of Fjällräven Polar. Help me win! Share this video! Vote here: goo.gl/16PeXu
Friends, I hope you are all enjoying this holiday weekend. I’m preparing for my conversation with candidates Bottoms and Norwood on Tuesday. This will not be a debate, it is an opportunity to explore in some depth information about issues, vision and values as they are thinking forward about how to lead our city into the future. I’d like to hear from you now about specific questions or topics that you’d like me to cover. No guarantees that I will cover all or pick yours specifically, but I will try to shape this in a way that reflects common concerns. And this isn’t a place to favor or dismiss or convince me or anyone else to support one candidate or the other - just the issues, values and vision questions you’d like to hear about. Thanks to everyone for your support.
We're overwhelmed by the amount of interest in the conversation. We knew you'd be excited, but we didn't think it would sell out so quickly. Sorry about that! For everyone who wants to be there but couldn't get a ticket, the event will be streamed live through Facebook, and the video will be available later. If you registered but cannot attend, please cancel your order! It would free up space for someone else. Thank you!
It's time! My conversation with the remaining candidates for mayor is coming up. Register today! #FightingForATL
Many of you have encouraged me to run for something else. Here’s your chance to vote for me again. Send me to the Arctic Circle this winter so I can go off on another adventure. And please encourage your friends to vote too. Just like last time!
I want to begin with a word: Thanks.
Thanks to all of you, we were able to finish strong. We were able to knock on tens of thousands of doors, make many more thousands of phone calls, be present at more forums than should legally be permitted during an election, and connect with more Atlantans than anyone outside our circle ever expected. Thanks to your support, I was able to keep a contest that could easily have become about a number of different things centered on ...what really matters—how we can make sure Atlanta capitalizes on its promise.
Atlanta can have affordable housing at every income level; Atlanta can have a world-class transit system; and this city can be a Southern beacon of hope, equality, and good governance at a time when our nation so desperately needs to be reminded of the excellence it’s capable of achieving. I believed these things when I ran for city council president; I believed them when I decided to run for mayor; and I'll continue to believe them well into the future, no matter who is leading this city.
We may not have won this election, but we changed the conversation about this city’s destiny. And really that was the most important thing all along—the ideas. I can say with confidence that our ideas won, and you can bet our next mayor will be borrowing from our blueprints.
After you cast your ballot, stop by Team Cathy's election night party! We'll be at Six Feet Under at 437 Memorial Dr SE starting at 8:30 p.m. Polls close at 8 p.m. Don't miss your chance to make your voice count! See you at the polls, and then at the party.
Hey all, just a friendly reminder to take care when you cast your ballots today. We're hearing some reports of difficulties around District 6 and possibly elsewhere in town. If you encounter any incident contact the City of Atlanta Election hotline at (404) 656-3500 to report it. They have a team on standby to respond.
Voters are urged to review their ballots before submitting final selections. If there is a discrepancy between how you thought you voted versus what appears o...n the final review screen, be sure to:
1. Raise your hand and call for assistance from a poll worker 2. Do not submit or cast your ballot
3. Do not leave the voting booth until the discrepancy has been resolved
Please note that TWO VOTING PRECINCTS IN DISTRICT 6 HAVE RECENTLY changed, specifically those of you that previously voted at the Fire Station #19 in Virginia-Highland and at Morningside Elementary School, all now consolidated at Morningside Baptist Church located at 1700 Piedmont Ave NE (at Pelham Road).
All City of Atlanta polls are open until 8:00 p.m. this evening, including those in DeKalb County (contrary to what some DeKalb voter information has said). As long as you're in line by 8 p.m., you can vote.