As it heats up in Atlanta, we’re always fond of reminiscing about the spring months, and May in particular was a month to be remembered.
From May 11-15, I attended the Young Elected Officials National Convening in Chicago, IL. It was a wonderful event that brought over 100 young representatives from across the country together with national and Chicago-based policy experts. We attended policy sessions, skills training workshops, and heard many wonderful speakers talk on issues concerning women in politics, gun safety, organizing, youth power, gerrymandering, the Latino Community, migration, housing, and more! To read a full recap, click this link: http://yeonetwork.org/events/convening2016/#recap.
The YEO National Convening is put on by the People for the American Way, a progressive advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Learn more at: http://www.pfaw.org.
On May 18th, I attended the 19th Annual Western Regional Conference for Women in America in Seattle, WA. The meeting brought women legislators together to discuss policy issues such as feminine hygiene products, energy, the environment, education, economic development, and more! To learn more about Women in Government, and the Conference itself, visit http://www.womeningovernment.org/attend/event/19th-annual-western-regional-conference.
Finally, to gear up for the election on May 24th, we canvassed across the city, knocked on hundreds of doors, met with our friends and partners, and celebrated the night with an event held at Industrious in the Ponce City Market, where our friends and neighbors from District 58 attended and showed their support!
The next two years are going to be exiting. We need all of YOUR support if we’re to continue pushing for progressive policies for the city of Atlanta… together, I know WE can do it!