Democratic National Convention

Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at Democratic convention

Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at Democratic convention

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms evoked the legacy of the late civil rights legend John Lewis when calling on demonstrators to channel their frustrations into voting this fall. The first-term mayor of Georgia’s capital city spoke on the final night of the Democratic National Convention – a nod to her growing prominence in the party beyond Atlanta politics. Bottoms, who was an early backer of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, was considered a contender for vice president. “People often think that they can’t make a difference like our civil rights icons, but every person in the movement mattered — those…
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Georgians played a big role in night two of the Democratic convention

Georgians played a big role in night two of the Democratic convention

The second night of the virtual Democratic National Convention was a Georgia-infused affair. The early lineup was flush with notable Georgians, including former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn and former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates. Stacey Abrams, the party’s nominee for governor two years ago, and state Rep. Sam Park were featured as rising stars in the party. “Basically tonight is GA night at the #DNC2020!” tweeted state party chair and state Sen. Nikema Williams, referring to Abrams as “our next governor.” Williams cast Georgia’s 117 votes for the party’s now-official nominee, Joe Biden, while standing in…
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