The issues that affect you are local…
In these uncertain times, there is one thing we know for sure and it is that the change we want starts in our neighborhoods. Challenges like…
- Making sure the city of Atlanta is a place for everyone with affordable housing options for an economically diverse population of residents
- Addressing our public transportation needs to make it easier for people to opt-out of traffic comfortably
- Provide safe neighborhoods with fair, adequate, and equitable access to public safety for all of Atlanta’s neighborhoods
There is one issue facing our nation, and indeed our world, that must be addressed. Climate change. As we have seen in recent weeks, nature has unleashed massive destruction and flooding on the mainland US and the Caribbean. Climate change may not be totally responsible for these and other weather incidents, but it certainly plays a vital part in their intensity amid the new climate normal. For sure, the Earth goes through cycles of warm and cool trends, and has for millions of years. During those millennia, the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has been the best indicator of a warming world. For the last 700,000 years, the atmospheric carbon dioxide was never more than 300 parts/million. In 1950, Earth crossed that line and never looked back. The vast amount of data accumulated by NASA and many other climatologists reveals the most likely perpetrator of this trend to be…us. Our industries have released more carbon than any natural cycle could ever do. And thus, climate change and all its consequences.
As the dust still settles from our recent efforts to elect Jon Ossoff, perhaps we should reflect on the journey past, present and future. Even though the outcome left us dry-mouthed and often teary-eyed, we made immense progress. Local Democrat meetings that had previously drawn crowds of 15-30 saw a burst of interest that led to standing-room- only gatherings. This revealed the passion for our message and the messenger in a way that probably shocked Republicans who felt the district was a safe bet. So on that note, we can feel good about how the gap was significantly closed. But the gap still remains.
DPG Press Release: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Read More
Georgia Democrats press Isakson, Perdue to condemn Trump intel disclosure
Atlanta Journal-Constitution // Greg Bluestein
May 16, 2017
Georgia Democrats pressed Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue to condemn President Donald Trump for revealing highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, reminding them they co-sponsored legislation that would sanction anyone who exercised “extreme carelessness” in handling confidential information.
Democratic Party of Georgia head DuBose Porter said Tuesday that Trump has “undermined the trust of our allies and imperiled our national security” and referred to legislation both Republicans sponsored in July 2016 that would strip security clearances for those who mishandle sensitive info. Read More
DPG Press Release: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
“Donald Trump’s authoritarian rule knows no bounds. First he fires Sally Yates and now Comey—the man responsible for investigating Trump’s ties to Russia. Read More
DPG Press Release: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Atlanta, GA – Today, Georgia’s Republican Congressional Delegation voted to strip health care from 24 million Americans to pay for a $600 billion tax cut for millionaires and billionaires. If Trumpcare becomes law, seniors will be saddled with higher premiums. Further, 4,316,000 Georgians with pre-existing conditions—including those with cancer, children with disabilities, and those who are pregnant—will at best see higher premiums and at worst complete loss of health care coverage. Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement.
DPG Press Release: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement on Jon Ossoff’s victory and what’s next for Georgia Democrats in the 6th Congressional District.
Fulton County Democratic Party
Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00 pm, 6:30 refreshments & socializing
Meet and mingle with fellow Democrats at monthly meetings of the Fulton County Democratic Party, held on the 2nd Thursday of every month. On September 8, we welcome as our special guest Richard McDaniel, State Director for Hillary for America in Georgia.
2016: Presidential Priorities for Georgia
Join us as we discuss what is important to Democrats in Georgia and the issues we would like our presidential candidates to address.
This discussion is meant to engage and prepare ourselves, so that we can make sure when the candidates talk about what they will do for us, it is what in fact we find important. We’ll break into small groups and then return for an overview at the end. Representatives from the Democratic presidential candidates campaigns have been invited to join us for this critical discussion. Read More