Letitita James

Local Politics 101: The Role of a State Attorney General

The Local Politics 101 blog series zeroes in on the role of several local and state-level elected officials, including mayors and governors. These officials have a substantial impact on our lives. Voting for local and state-level candidates means getting a step closer to addressing or resolving important issues. Learn more about what state attorneys general are, what they do, and how you can become one. 

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The ABCs of elected office

Once elections pass and newly elected officials are sworn into office, that’s when our representatives get to work. But if you follow politics especially at the local level, you might hear titles being thrown around like “Commissioner” and “Lieutenant Governor”. What do those titles really mean? And what powers do those positions or offices hold? Keep reading to learn more about elected officials and offices at the state/local levels.

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The women who just made history

In this election year, more women ran for office than ever before. We should all take a moment to celebrate those who ran and have inspired the next generation of leaders. Some of the many womxn who ran just made history by becoming the “firsts” at the congressional and state levels. Keep reading to learn more about the women in politics who made history in this election.

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Six tips for emerging young leaders

Being a good leader when you’re young can seem daunting, but don’t let your age stop you from being the best leader you can be. Whether you’re in politics, activism or in school, being a leader in your community can open doors and better prepare you for your future. If you are looking to step into a leadership position or already serving in one, check out these tips to be even more effective and successful. 

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A timeline of Stacey Abrams' career

Stacey Yvonne Abrams is an American politician, lawyer, voting rights activist, and author who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, serving as minority leader from 2011 to 2017. Here's a timeline of key moments in Abrams’ career. 

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A record number of women ran for office in 2020, passing the record set in the 2018 midterm election. Check out some of the firsts in the 117th Congress.

The New Wave of Women in the 117th Congress

record number of women ran for office in 2020, surpassing the record set in the 2018 midterm election. Many women have won up and down the ballot including Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. 26 non-incumbent women have been elected so far as a result of the 2020 election—9 Democrats and 17 Republicans. Check out some of the firsts in the 117th Congress who will be sworn in on January 3, 2021. 

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What is a runoff election? Why is everyone talking about Georgia? Keep reading to learn more about what runoffs are and what’s at stake for both parties.

Runoff Elections 101: What is happening in Georgia

If you’ve been listening to the news, or even just scrolling through social media, you’ve probably been seeing a lot about Georgia and the “Senate runoff”. It may have been the first time you’ve heard the phrase “runoff” being used in the political realm. What are these runoffs everyone keeps talking about? Who is part of the runoff? Keep reading to learn more about what runoffs are and what’s at stake for both parties.

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