In my work as 9to5 Organizer for our Ban the Box campaign, I have been given the task to register people to vote. I find this to be the most discouraging thing I have had to do in a long time.
How can you tell it’s campaign season in Georgia? The mudslinging and partisan rhetoric are in full swing. Incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal trumpets his record of moving Georgia to the No. 1-ranked “business friendly” state, according to a 2013 Site Selection magazine poll, while his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Jason Carter, promotes “an economy that works for the middle class.”
The energy level in the workshop room was buzzing right when I walked in. We were a room full of leaders who also know how to work as part of a team!