What Is 99 N’ Counting?
Earlier this month, Washington Wizards Point Guard John Wall sat down with former Washington Wizards Forward Caron Butler to discuss a myriad of topics including politics. During their conversation, Wall expounded upon his thoughts about the importance of local elections.
“Our voice turns into votes, and our vote should go to a candidate that stands and fights for the issues that affects our communities and our culture. People don’t understand it’s not just our Presidential elections…it doesn’t start there, it all starts in your city, your state, where you’re at,” he said.
Often times, entertainment media personalities and outlets will echo Wall’s sentiments. However, our industry often does a poor job of covering those local elections and informing readers about the ins and outs of said elections. In an effort to not only educate others, but also ourselves we have launched the “99 And Counting” series. The goal of this series is not to sway voters in one direction or another, but rather inform readers about who’s running for resources and help them find resources they can use to learn more. Each day, we’ll take a look at a local election in the 100 days leading up to November 3, 2020. Today, we start with the congress race in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
What Are Candidates Running For?
Candidates are running to represent Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. Each representative serves a two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Among other things, representatives create bills and resolutions while serving on committees. Representatives also vote on important matters such as impeachment.
What is Georgia’s 5th Congressional District?
Georgia’s 5th Congressional District consists of portions of Fulton, Dekalb and Clayton counties. It includes the state capital and largest city, Atlanta.
When Is Election Day?
This year, election day is November 3, 2020.
How Can I Register To Vote?
To learn more about how to register to vote in the state of Georgia, visit the state’s secretary of state website.
Bio: “She has spent her time at the State Legislature fighting for working families, voting rights, fair representation and much more. These values are reflected in her work as a serving member of the influential Economic Development and Tourism, Retirement, MARTOC, State and Local Government Operations, Urban Affairs, and Special Judiciary committees,” her campaign writes.
Angela Stanton King
Bio: “Angela Stanton-King is the Founder and President of the American King Foundation – whose mission is to reunite American families separated by mass incarceration with a pathway to justice, economic stability, and relational wellness. She serves as the community outreach coordinator for The Alive Center – a place of help, hope, and healing for hurting people. Angela is an active board member for Beacon Leadership Academy and an advisor for Cando Clemency and Alveda King Ministries. She is also the Georgia Regional State Coordinator for Coalition of Leaders United,” her campaign writes.