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Atlanta City Council District 6 Candidate Alex Wan Receives Highest Score from Committee for a Better Atlanta

Alex Wan, seeking to again represent CDE6 after doing so for two successful terms (2010-2018) garners highest rating of “excellent” from influential group

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Former Atlanta City Council member Alex Wan, a long-time Morningside homeowner and civic leader, has received the highest rating of “Excellent” from the Committee for a Better Atlanta (CBA). CBA is a coalition of businesses and civic organizations whose mission is to foster a healthy business environment by advocating a common business and civic agenda to policymakers as well as citizens.

Alex Wan, candidate for Atlanta City Council District 6
Alex Wan, candidate for Atlanta City Council District 6

“I am honored to again receive this acknowledgment from the CBA, a group of respected members of Atlanta’s business community and civic leaders who recognize the need for thoughtful, business-minded civic leaders engaged in City government,” Wan says. “With the issues facing our City and a time of transition at City Hall, I am ready to hit the ground running as the experienced leader District 6 needs.”

Wan’s score of 91 out of 100 was the highest in the field in the District 6 race. In his 2009 and 2013 Council races, Wan also was rated excellent and placed at the top of his field of opponents. All current CBA scores and ratings can be seen here www.CBATL.org.

“The rating of ‘Excellent’ is an acknowledgement that Alex continues to be a smart and dedicated leader whose experience, accessibility, transparency and collaborative leadership are what is needed now for the neighborhoods across City Council District 6,” says Phil Kent, former Turner Broadcasting System CEO.

He also notes that, “CBA leaders understand the importance of addressing issues Alex champions – from neighborhood safety to efficient and effective city services. Their rating indicates they know Alex has the strength, depth and experience to again represent all of his neighbors across the District on City Council.”

The Committee for a Better Atlanta’s decision is based upon written and oral responses from all candidates in the municipal races. The score is based on key areas, including public safety, financial competence, ethics/transparency, transportation, affordable housing and arts, among others. The ranking of candidates – on a four-tier scale – judges the qualifications of all Atlanta candidates.

Wan was first elected to the City Council District 6 post in 2009 and easily earned a second term in 2013. He is the first Asian American and first openly gay man to serve on Atlanta City Council. Raised in Atlanta and a District 6 and Morningside homeowner for 27 years, Wan was perhaps best known before his Council wins for deep roots in the community and long-time civic leadership.

Committee for a Better Atlanta 2021 scores
Committee for a Better Atlanta 2021 scores

“I look forward to continuing to fight alongside friends and neighbors across the district for our shared issues, including public safety, city service delivery, and quality of life initiatives,” Wan says. “Voters know I’m accessible and that my prior experience on the Atlanta City Council and relationships I have across the District and City are invaluable.”

He is Executive Director of Horizons Atlanta, a nonprofit that provides tuition-free summer enrichment programs for children from traditionally underserved communities. His professional experience includes the private, public, non-profit and higher-education sectors.

Atlanta City Council District 6 includes much of intown northeast Atlanta. For more information about Wan and his campaign or to contribute: www.AlexWanForAtlanta.com.

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DOJ Expands Probe In Anti-LGBTQ Prison Violence In Georgia After 44 Murders In Last 12 Months

LGBTQ Nation reports that The Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened an investigation into the allegedly deplorable conditions in Georgia state prisons, sparked by an ongoing investigation into anti-LGBTQ sexual violence committed by prisoners and staff in Georgia. The sweeping probe will investigate the culture of violence in Georgia prisons which resulted in at least 44 homicides in prison in 2020 and 2021, and at least one major prison riot. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said that the DOJ has received “sufficient justification” to expand the investigation into whether the state’s prison system violates the Constitution’s prohibition on “cruel and unusual punishments,” with families of inmates and advocacy groups documenting the deplorable conditions in Georgia prisons, including prisoners covered in blood, groups of inmates armed with machetes, and evidence of cells with no functioning toilets.

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Georgia student assaulted, dragged across the floor for wearing LGBTQ Pride flag

Georgia student assaulted, dragged across the floor for wearing LGBTQ Pride flag. Metroweekly reports that a Georgia high school student faces multiple charges after attacking a classmate who was wearing a rainbow Pride flag. Video of the incident, which took place on Sept. 2, shows the student at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga., running up behind the victim and pulling the flag — which was draped around their shoulders — so forcibly that the victim was yanked down onto the floor. Students watched and laughed as the attacker, who has not been named, ran while still holding the flag, dragging the victim along the cafeteria floor. Another student, who was seated with the victim, rushed over to try and stop the attack. After struggling, the attacker took the Pride flag and threw it into a nearby bin, toppling it over. The video ends as the attacker appears to strike the student who tried to intervene. José, a graduate of Lowndes High School, shared the video to Twitter, noting that his brother currently attends the school. They called the attack “a fucking hate crime,” adding, “I’m so fucking LIVID that girl at the table was smiling and laughing at this kid getting assaulted.”


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With Unemployment Benefits Ending, the Future Workforce in Georgia Is Flexing

MyWorkChoice® Creates Worker Flexibility to Fill Jobs for Roper Corporation, a GE Appliances wholly owned subsidiary, in LaFayette, GA

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#flexiblejobs–MyWorkChoice, the app-enabled W-2 workforce, is building a new community of workers who can choose to work 4-40 hours a week, easily picking up and dropping shifts to create a schedule that works around their lives. They are bringing this innovative model to the state of Georgia, with Roper Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Appliances, a Haier company, putting jobs in the palm of the hands of hourly workers who may be returning to work for the first time since the pandemic hit over a year ago.

With the announcement by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp ending unemployment benefits on June 26th, people who find themselves needing job flexibility, especially women, will find opportunities plentiful with MyWorkChoice. In addition to 4-hour shifts, weekly paychecks, and W-2 employment status with optional health benefits available, makes working for companies like GE Appliances brings an added bonus of being associated with a globally recognized brand.

“We’re excited to partner with MyWorkChoice to offer our community the option of working full or part-time, ensuring that this facility continues to be one of the leading employers in state,” said Lois Crandell, President and Executive Director of Roper Corporation.

Roper Corporation relies on MyWorkChoice to fill their labor needs in this critical field of appliance manufacturing. They are currently looking to hire 300 new workers in June, with additional hires being added throughout the summer. Interested workers are encouraged to apply here.

“The time has come to recognize that hourly workers, especially women, are not only essential to the workforce ecosystem, but deserve the opportunity to choose their schedule – from part-time to full-time, with flexibility that fits into their lives. This is a fundamental shift in how we view the hourly workforce,” says Tana Greene, co-founder and CEO of MyWorkChoice.

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MyWorkChoice is focused on helping forward-thinking companies build the workforce of the future. Through a flexible scheduling platform, proprietary app, and community of W-2 employees, we bridge the gap between hourly workers who need flexibility and employers who require a dependable workforce. For more information contact [email protected] or visit myworkchoice.com.

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