And I know we can agree on the most fundamental desires for ourselves and for our families. We want to have the opportunity to work hard at a good job, we want to have access to healthy food, we want to send our kids to good schools, and we want to feel safe at home and in our own neighborhood. These shared desires are not unique to any one group of people, yet our access to these goals is so often dependent upon where we live.
The goal of this blog is to inform and empower you to take ownership of, and for, your community. We can work together, as a region, to promote equitable policy that will ensure that individual communities are not isolated from opportunity in this sprawling city. I will address issues such as transportation, economic growth, housing development, community health, and many of vital issues relevant to Atlanta.
Achieving regional equity depends on your participation. I can only hope that this twice weekly contribution will serve to motivate you to rise up, make your voice heard, drive progress in your community, and lead the region to shared prosperity. I know this sounds ambitious, but I believe that it is possible. I encourage any comments, ideas or questions about a particular particle, this blog, or the Partnership for Southern Equity in general.
As for myself, the reason I chose to write this blog is simple. I was born in Jackson, Tennessee, raised in Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and now live in Atlanta, Georgia. I am rooted in the South and am dedicated to raising awareness of the issues this region faces. And although some of the issues I will discuss do not directly affect me, I care about finding a solution because I believe that we are all in this together – in one network of mutuality.