Printed in The Atlanta Voice, March 10, 2021By Nathaniel Smith, Partnership for Southern Equity All that stands between the free, fair, and equitable elections that made the 2020 election cycle possible and regression to Jim Crow-era voter suppression is the Georgia Senate. On March 1, HB531 passed the Georgia House along party lines – a…

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The Partnership for Southern Equity’s Just Opportunity and Just Growth issue areas would like to announce to our Equity Circles, partners, and civic village that we are releasing applications for our 2021 Democratizing Development Fund (DDF). As a part of the launch of our Democratizing Development Project, through funding from Surdna, WK Kellogg, and Kaiser Family Foundations, we are looking to…

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Pro-Trump protestors turned insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, but we’re not deterred. So what happened the week of January 4, 2021? Georgians cast their #voteforequity and won. The celebration was short-lived. The next day, after a rally on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob turned insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol building as Congress met to certify…

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Volume 2020, Issue 10 As we close out 2020 and our last “Onward Towards Equity” for the year, I’m reminded that without a strong participatory democracy, equity cannot live and grow. Although we at the Partnership for Southern Equity are committed to the marathon, there are these immediate moments that we must take advantage of…

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Let equity be your guide in the voting booth!Early voting: December 14-30, 2020Runoff: January 5, 2021 At the Partnership for Southern Equity our candidate is and will always be equity. As the United States looks to Georgia for the country’s future, we’ve developed a simple initiative to help bring equity to the polls – #VoteforEquity!…

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Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen the hurt and pain it has caused to our most vulnerable communities due to the lingering effects of systemic racism Many have lost jobs. The national unemployment rate for African Americans, Hispanic and other communities of color has jumped to 15 percent. On top of that, many…

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A message from Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) Dear Partners and Friends, We hope this letter finds you and your families safe and well. As many of you know, Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) officially closed its’ doors on July 31, 2020. Over the past decade YES! has employed more than 100 young people from all across…

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Volume 2020, Issue 9 The work of equity takes courage, commitment, and compassion. It’s not the easiest work, especially as we wrap up 2020, but in all things, we give thanks and remember who we are. I hope the words above from “Remember” by Joy Harjo, performer, and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and…

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