Keisha Lance Bottoms on Civil Rights



Disgraceful to spread misinformation & interfere with voting

Bottoms invoked the late Rep. John Lewis describing the act of casting a ballot as a key component of the social justice activism championed by the civil rights legend. "We have cried out for justice. We have gathered in our streets to demand change. And now, we must pass on the gift John Lewis sacrificed to give us. We must register, and we must vote," Bottoms said. The mayor also condemned those "who are disgracefully using this pandemic to spread misinformation and interfere with voting."
Source: Politico.com on 2020 Democratic National Convention , Aug 21, 2020

Improve police LGBTQ bias with cultural awareness training

Bottoms will ask the Criminal Justice Reform Commission to identify ways the Atlanta Police Department can enhance bias training and cultural awareness training, especially for interacting with LGBTQ individuals and immigrant communities
Source: Mayoral campaign website KeishaLanceBottoms.com , Apr 14, 2020

Released City of Atlanta's first LGBTQ Affairs report

Bottoms announced the release of the City of Atlanta's first LGBTQ Affairs report. "From day one, this Administration has remained committed to building a city that works for everyone," said Mayor Bottoms. "Atlanta's LGBTQ community has long been an active contributor to the vibrancy of our city, and as Mayor, I will ensure the City continues to balance the scale and take a more active role in contributing to the wellness of our LGBTQ residents and neighbors."
Source: Atlanta Mayoral office press release , Feb 3, 2020

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