Thank you for the amazing support through this campaign. It was an amazing experience for me, meeting so many of you, learning so much about our community, and working with you all to craft our vision of An Athens for Everyone. It has changed my life for the better and I look forward to working for the people of Athens-Clarke County one way or another.
As I said in my concession speech, the goal of this campaign wasn't to put Tim Denson into power, it was to help make Athens-Clarke County a more equal, sustainable community that works for everyone. That goal is still before us...and I am up for the challenge. Are you? Working from the Mayor's office was only one way to work to that goal, there are other paths available. The staff and volunteers of my campaign, including myself, are shifting our energy (and do we have energy!) into a new organization...Athens for Everyone!
You may have noticed that we have changed the name of our Facebook group because that is shifting too. We think the only true way to make an Athens for Everyone is if everyone has the chance to be a part of that vision...so please join us.
We MUST still fight for affordable, reliable public transit; access to affordable childcare for all; jobs that pay living wages; and equal treatment of all people! It's time to roll up our sleeves Athens, we have work to do!
In Solidarity and Love,