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Black History Month
February 2023

"For Black History Month, a look at what Black Americans say is needed to overcome racial inequality." By Jens Manuel Krogstad and Kiana Cox, Pew Research Center, January 20, 2023

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The Democratic Party of Georgia Progressive Council Executive Board and members are saddened by the passing of our Chair, Rev. Terence Dicks, Southern Regional organizer and Georgia State Coordinator for the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Board Member of Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) representing The Edge Connection at Kennesaw State University, the 2019 Liberty Bell Awardee of the Georgia Legal Services Program, and former Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda (GCPA) Regional Coordinator among others. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues whom he diligently served with in the pursuit of freedom and justice. We commit to continue in his legacy through the work of The Democratic Party of Georgia Progressive Council.

Final Report.
Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
December 00, 2022, 117th Congress Second Session, House Report 117-000
(PDF pagination, 840 pages; Table of Contents, pp. 20-25; Executive Summary, pp. 27-219; narrative, pp. 221-695; Endnotes pp. 696-714; Recommendations pp. 715-718; Appendices pp. 719-840)


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For Georgia progressives:

To exchange
what I know for what you know,
my experience for your experience,
my vision for your vision.

 
People in conversation

The premise is that each of us has learned, through experience, strategies and tactics that make us more effective in serving the people who are part of our missions. By exchanging what we've learned in conversations with other progressives, each of us will discover and adapt new ways to advance progressive values across the full spectrum of our actions.

 

 
People in conversation
 

 

Progressives in Georgia are facing extraordinary attacks on our values and on people who lack the economic and political power to protect their full rights—people whom it's our mission to serve. These attacks come especially at the state but also at the national level. The strength to overcome these attacks will come from a "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" strategy by many progressive organizations and individuals as we pursue the values that we hold in common.


     "Conservatives know that politics is not just about policy and interest groups and issue-by-issue debate. They have learned that politics is about family and morality, about myth and metaphor and emotional identification. They have, over twenty-five years, managed to forge conceptual links in the voters’ minds between morality and public policy. They have done this by carefully working out their values, comprehending their myths, and designing a language to fit those values and myths so that they can evoke them with powerful slogans, repeated over and over again, that reinforce those family-morality-policy links, until the connections have come to seem natural to many Americans, including many in the media. As long as liberals ignore the moral, mythic, and emotional dimension of politics, as long as they stick to policy and interest groups and issue-by-issue debate, they will have no hope of understanding the nature of the political transformation that has overtaken this country and they will have no hopeof changing it."
— George Lakoff, Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, 3rd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016), 19.

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Date Revised
February 3, 2023