With both local and state 2018 elections only a few months away, and while candidates campaign for office, AADM seeks radical transformation and for the first time releases a list of demands that AADM Board Members believes will assist in reducing discrimination, police misconduct against minorities while creating a more diverse and inclusive community.
Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement 2018 (five) Platform Demands include:
- Support Civil and Human Rights Initiatives
- Invest in Minority business development and economic inclusion
- Agree to Support the Criminal Justice Reform and Reverse Mass Incarceration Act; support local policing and race relations initiatives
- Commit to investing in educational equity and job program initiatives for African-Americans, Latino, and the underserved community
- Engage in cultivating a more Diverse and Inclusive Downtown Athens that provides equal opportunity and is welcoming for all.
Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement created this platform as a way to hold elected leaders and potential candidates accountable and to intervene with any policies and agendas that negatively impact or exclude the Black, Latin, LGBTQ community, or anyone who may have been discriminated against based on one’s personal biases or ignorance. AADM’s goal is to create a more equitable community where black and brown people feel welcomed and EVERYONE can prosper.
Thus to assist in improving and addressing these ongoing issues, AADM also created four distinct programs which include: End School to Prison Pipeline, Athens Black Market and Business Development, Civil Rights and Racial Justice Advocacy; Education and Training for Change. Through education, advocacy, and radical intervention, AADM will fight back against discrimination, and campaign against policies that infringe on citizens civil rights; push back against police misconduct and mass incarceration, policies, and taxation that hinder the growth and development of minorities, underserved, and poverty-stricken communities.
To learn more about AADM 2018 platform demands, recommendations, and in-house programs designed to directly address the marginalization of African-Americans and the Latino community, please attend AADM next monthly meeting, February 13th, 2018, 6 pm at Athens Clarke County Library.
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