Announces travel across Georgia to listen and learn from diverse communities
Earlier this week the Barksdale for Senate campaign announced a Black & Brown Listening Tour that will see the Democratic candidate travel to all corners of Georgia. From meetings with institutions like the NAACP and Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials to sit-downs with religious and union leaders, Jim will be gathering knowledge to better understand concerns and policy priorities of these communities that are not being represented in the United States Senate.
“We need leadership in Washington that represents the new Georgia, not the Georgia of yesterday. Despite increasing diversity in our state, the priorities and concerns of Georgia’s communities of color do not have a committed advocate in the U.S. Senate,” said Jim Barksdale. “Whether economic and social justice initiatives, support of HBCUs, or addressing the divide between communities of color and law enforcement, I’m looking forward to learning more and identifying solutions that bring Georgians together.”
Planned stops in our Black & Brown Listening Tour will cover topics such as voting rights,
“Georgia is one of the most diverse states in America, and our current representative in the US Senate has a long history of not listening or advocating for communities of color,” said former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. “It is refreshing to see a candidate like Jim Barksdale who is willing to listen, learn and generally engage in an effort to understand our community’s perspective.”