Black Women, the "Backbone" of Democracy?

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The name Helen Butler has grassroots hall-of-fame status in Georgia. Helen has worked closely with Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight, but has been doing voter outreach for decades. This year their work has been more important--and in some ways, more difficult--than it ever has been before. And yet, Helen's team has registered tens of thousands of voters across Georgia - from the coast to the Piedmont.

Helen directs the Coalition of the People's Agenda that helps get out the vote in African American communities. She grew up in Madison, Georgia and was one of the first few students to integrate the University of Georgia, and was a VP of human resource for many years.

This election, Helen maintains her focus holding representatives accountable on issues like race, voting rights, and COVID relief. Whether she’s asking Loeffler, Purdue, Warnock, or Ossoff, the main question is, “What will your policies do for our communities?”

"Georgia On My Mind" reimagined by - Las Cafeteras, QVLN, & Sergio Mendoza - the song is a collaboration with the New Georgia Project - created to support Georgia and get out the vote. For voting questions visit Georgia.gov

On our next episode we discuss the changing landscape of Georgia with environmentalist and transit advocate, Cathy Woolard who was the first woman, and openly gay person, to be President of the Atlanta City Council.

You can find us on IG @thewomenpod and @rosereid

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