Post Election 2018: How Do We Win, Regardless of the Winner

JEEPAC conversations we bring you the business leaders in our communities that are turning policy into action.

On this episode, we bring you a post election conversation from the state of Georgia. More specifically Atlanta, Georgia.

There are some that believe that the only difference between Georgia and Alabama or any other deep southern state, is the city of Atlanta. But what a difference Atlanta makes. Atlanta boasts a combination of old southern money, as well as a bourgeoning tech culture. It includes southern belles and Hotep’s. Black Conservatives and one of the largest LGBTQ communities in America. The ATL is truly a melting pot.

This episode explored an array of issues ranging from this years election, why did so many black men vote for Brian Kemp…to black colorism. You won’t be able to tear away.

Our guests are:

Yusuf Ali…40 year Entrepreneur
Eldredge Washington…Millenial Entreprenuer
Tamara Johnson Shealey…Political Aspirant, Law Student, Podcaster
Verdalia Turner…President of the Georgia Federation of Teachers
Donald “Baby D” Jenkins…Rapper and Entrepreneur
Cory Henry…Entrepreneur, S.T.E.A.M Advocate, Kemp Advocate
Richard Rose… President of the Atlanta NAACP

Sit back and enjoy this episode. But remember, JEEPAC is all about action. Visit jeepac.com to see how you can get involved.

 

 

Verdalia Turner has real questions about Abrams and Kemp’s records on Education

Georgia Federation of Teachers President #VerdaliaTurner lays out reasons why #StaceyAbrams and #BrianKemp will have to be pushed to do whats right for the teachers, parents and kids in the State of Georgia

#StaceyAbrams #BrianKemp #OpportunitySchoolDistrict #Education #HouseBill338 #GeorgiaHouseBill338 #GeorgiaHouseOfRepresentatives #GovernorNathanDeal #NathanDeal #VerdaliaTurner #GeorgiaFederationOfTeachers

Economic Independance

For Generations Black Leadership Like… Rev. Al Sharpton Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. John Lewis Have told us protesting, marching and voting was where our freedom lived.

Cities like Los Angeles, Detroit, Washington, DC and Atlanta have had Democratic Black leadership for almost 50 years… Yet in 2018 Black Wealth still pales in comparison to other ethnic groups. Despite the desire and training to work, black unemployment is still double that of the average White American.

States like Georgia, have a black population of over 35%, yet they only receive less than 1% of Federal, State or Local government contracting opportunities.

Black Leadership, Democratic leadership, we truly thank you for your service…but it’s time for a change.

Political power is worthless, without economic independence.

Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Evans Speaks at JEEPAC Event

Stacey Evans, democratic candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race, recently spoke at a JEEPAC event. One of Evans’ major initiatives aims to bring back the hope in the HOPE scholarship, a unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and universities. Changes to the program’s eligibility standards have drastically impacted working class families. 

“I own a small business, a law firm,” said Evans. “I couldn’t have done that if I hadn’t had that one access point. The HOPE scholarship has changed. The criteria was changed in 2011, so much that these were the results: 97% of African-American high school students lost access to full tuition HOPE scholarships. I said that right – 97%. 40,000 students left our technical colleges. That’s nearly a quarter of the student body population.”

Evans continues to fight for legislation that will help give equal access to voting, scholarships and job opportunities to even the playing field for everyone. Endorsed by Senator Vince Forte, Evans has a progressive record on voting rights and restoring the HOPE scholarship.

We hope you will consider making a donation to JEEPAC to support Stacey Evans’ race for governor. 

Griffin Commission Discusses Confederate History Month Proclamation. Former Commissioner Talks about “Niggertown”

Former Commissioner Larry Johnson Talks about growing up next to “Niggertown”

Griffin, GA District 6 City Commissioner Rodney Mccord gets into heated debate with Griffin citizen and former board member Larry Johnson. As Mccord expresses his discontent with Mr. Johnson, current Commissioner City at Large Douglas S. Hollberg, admonishes Mr. Mccord to let Mr. Johnson speak.

Johnson continues to lecture the board on their understanding of the history of the confederacy. You can see the exchanges below.

 

Mr. Holberg tries to deny Mr. Mccord the opportunity to express his discontent with the proclamation.

Mr. Johnson speaks about growing up as “white trash”, living next to “niggertown”. For the record, todays date is March 30th, 2018…not 1868.

You can view the full meeting here.

March For Our Lives 2018

Young people…we hear you! Thank you for representing the movement with class, grace and power! Stay the course. Avoid distractions… and #Vote2018! #marchforourlives #march4ourlives #march24th #wearejeepac #millennials #parklandshooting #parkland #columbine #greatmillshighschool #greatmillsstrong #pulsenightclub #pulsenightclubshooting #lovetrumpshate