“The truth is this: Our community in Acworth and Kennesaw is welcoming, kind, diverse, and growing. We’ve changed a lot in the past few decades. And we know that, in 2020, we deserve better representation than politicians who would vote to restrict women’s rights, discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community, and cut funding from public schools. At the same time, we’ve had the same State Representative for the past 15 years—and he’s led dangerous efforts to encourage LGBT discrimination, criminalize women’s right to choose, limit access to healthcare, and so much more. I believe that’s wrong, and that’s why I decided to challenge him in 2018. After coming up short in 2018—which is not a great feeling, I’ll admit—my team and I decided to jump in again this year, do the work we need to win, and build a progressive coalition because these issues continue to be urgent for my family, my community, and my generation.
As I continue to talk with voters every day and share our message, I point to a line I stated in my 2018 announcement video that resonates with voters across our community’s political spectrum: “All people—no matter how you look, who you love, or where you come from—deserve equal rights under the Constitution.” This message of not just equality, but equity for our community’s many diverse people, populations, and families, is a goal I continue to be committed to. It’s a breath of fresh air from our current representatives, and I look forward to working hard in January 2021 to engage LGBT Georgians and make discrimination, once and for all, a relic of the past. That’s what the 21st Century looks like, and it’s reason for us all to be optimistic.”
For donation and volunteer information, please visit Kyle’s website, www.kylerinaudo.com.
Cobb County Board of Commissioners, District 4
“I will be a strong advocate and ally of LGBTQ voters, residents, and visitors in DeKalb County. Iwill push forward policies that will create a more inclusive and welcoming county for all. The work I started in Clarkston, moving progressive policies forward and passing them into law, I will continue to do at the county level.”
For donation and volunteer information, please visit Ted’s website: www.tedfordekalb.com
“I believe in being involved to make a change and giving the underprivileged an avenue to be heard. Every one should be treated fairly and given the opportunity to share their concerns, regardless of their race, religion, gender, or gender identity, sexual orientation, or social class status. I would leverage my position in the county to support the creation of a non-discriminatory policy.”
For donation and volunteer information, please visit Derrick’s website: www.wilson4gwinnett.com
“I hope to earn the support, prayers and vote of Georgia Equality and every Fulton County resident. As a Spelman College alumna, Georgetown Law graduate and 13 year veteran of the Fulton County Magistrate Court bench, I’ll work to protect the personal liberties of every Fulton County resident. As our next Superior Court Judge, I’ll also fight to protect our health and working family issues and fully and enthusiastically support inclusion and equality in all things.”
For donation and volunteer information, please visit Melynee’s website: www.melyneeleftridgeharris.com
Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge
Kathy Schrader (I)
“I am known for being a trauma-informed jurist that shows all lawyers and litigants before her respect, dignity, equality and fairness, I have a proven record of innovative and efficient calendars, creative strategies for all individuals, families in crisis, imposing tough sentences for violent offenders or implementing alternative sentences for non-violent offenders. I have stood steadfast in the face of adversity and no other candidate race has worked harder for Gwinnett or harder for protect Justice for All.”
For donation and volunteer information, please visit Kathy’s website: www.judgekathyschrader.com