Author: LaDawn LBJ Jones

Lucy McBath’s Election Brings Hope and Strategy to the Dems

Congratulations to Representative-elect Lucy McBath of Georgia’s 6th District.  The 6th District garnered national attention during the special election between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff.  The hotly contested battle was one of the first “test” to the Trump election.  Millions of dollars poured into the district as the massive campaign began.  Democrats around the Nation

Legislative Coup or Hurricane Relief?

Today legislators return to the Gold Dome to make decisions in a rare special legislative session.  I have reason to be concerned that the pre-announced special session was a strategic Republican back up plan in case Stacey Abrams won the election last Tuesday.  Here is why… In 2016, North Carolina Republicans used the same strategy after

Where are the Candidates for Secretary of State?

In the midst of the ongoing election for Georgia’s Governor, there is an ironic and interesting silence from two very important people – former Congressman John Barrow and his opponent State Representative Brad Raffensperger.  The two men headed to a December 4th run-off election for Secretary of State. Considering how up in arms both Republicans

Provisional Ballots

Stacey Abrams’ campaign has not conceded.   Kemp’s camp says it’s over. Cody Hall from Brian Kemp’s campaign said, “Kemp’s margin is so large that the number of provisional ballots and overseas ballots will not change his Election Day victory.”  He goes on to say, “it is mathematically impossible for Stacey Abrams to win or force

Congratulations Democrats!

Win or lose, Democrats in Georgia have succeeded in doing something that they have not done well in the past.  Democrats in Georgia have coalesced around all the Democratic candidates.  After the divide caused during the 2016 election, Democrats showed the ugly side of our primary system and still have not recovered. Primary elections are

Unsung Election Heroes

Shout out to the unsung heroes of every election – the poll workers.  Campaign volunteers who work on a candidate’s campaign are moved by dedication to an individual or the ideals they represent.  Yet the people, often seniors, year after year dedicate weeks during early voting and long days on each election day to ensure

Georgia Gun Owners HATE Open Carry!

During the Constitutional Carry legislation debate in the Georgia General Assembly, I wondered if this support to open carry big, scary, and unnecessary guns would be as popular if the majority of the open carriers were big black men from the metro area rather than rural Georgians.  The divide in the General Assembly was on

#HBCULove Spelman, Tennessee State University, and Florida A & M University

Do you know what Spelman College, Tennessee State University, and Florida A & M have in common?  Each school is award winning.  Each school has graduated an esteemed cadre of graduates.  Each of these schools are a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)[i] whose alumni are pictured in this photo.  Stacey Abrams a Spelman graduate,