Atlanta’s Elections – Affordable Housing is Top Topic, Candidates Must Know the Issue

By Guest Columnist – HATTIE DORSEY, Civic advocate, founder and retired president of the Atlanta Neighborhood
Development Partnership

I cannot remember who the person was who termed this period of time as the “silly season,” when politicians appear on the scene seeking your vote and raising campaign funds. For many voters, there is a sense of being overwhelmed and if, like me, when you know too many candidates, it may push you to the sidelines because you do not want to offend the other candidate you also like and know. Also, we know the song by heart – you will want to make a “difference.” My retort is, “How?” What are the driving issues you want to tackle?


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