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Welcome to the Women with Rose Reid. We continue with our blitz mini-season profiling the amazing women on the ground in Georgia whose work will determine the upcoming election for two Senate seats, and party control. We are just days away from the election on January 5th, and more than 2.5 Million votes have been cast - breaking state records for voter turnout in a runoff election.
In this episode: environmentalist, transit activist, and former Atlanta City Council President - Cathy Woolard.
Cathy was the first woman to be President of the Atlanta City Council, (and the first openly gay elected official in Georgia) and during her tenure, she championed the Atlanta Beltline, a rails to trails program, which has since garnered over $1 Billion in private development for the surrounding area. She also created Atlanta’s first-ever energy policy and passed a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual-orientation, the first of its kind in Georgia.
Cathy is also a regular on the weekly bipartisan conversations on FOX 5, The Georgia Gang hosted by Lori Geary, alongside Janelle King, who was previously on the show.
We get Cathy's perspective on how this election can impact infrastructure and LGBTQ+ rights in Georgia. And Cathy gives some advice - on those pursuing social justice, and coming out.
Thanks to listener Kaitlin Barrer in Denver for reading the credits!
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