Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Endorses Ceasar Mitchell for 60th Mayor of Atlanta
ATLANTA (October 9, 2017)—The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (“GABWA”), an organization of more than 800 women and men dedicated to increasing black female representation in the judiciary and in public offices, has formally endorsed Cesar Mitchell for Mayor of Atlanta. The support comes as part of GABWA’s 2017 City of Atlanta Municipal General Election and APS Board of Education endorsements, announced on October 5, 2017.
"Ceasar Mitchell is a leader in the truest sense of the word. His demonstrated commitment to advocating for women and children, and empowering communities across Atlanta speaks for its self,” said Tori Silas, President of GABWA. “No other candidate comes close to demonstrating what he has accomplished for this city and its people. And for that reason, our membership of nearly a thousand legal minds is proud to support Mr. Mitchell and believe he will be ready on day one to secure a better future for Atlanta and her residents."
“Atlanta is truly a special place and organizations like the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys are the reason why.” said Ceasar Mitchell, Mayoral candidate and Atlanta City Council President. “I've worked alongside this group of phenomenal women for years and I'm honored to receive their endorsement to be the 60th Mayor of Atlanta. Fighting for stronger children and families, and working for equal pay, equal access and equal opportunities for women are among my top priorities for our city. I will continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with GABWA to make sure these things happen.”
For more than 10 years, Ceasar Mitchell has partnered with APS to help advance the educational opportunities for more than 7,000 young people and their parents via his semi-annual College Prep Series. He also formed a Campus Safety Taskforce to improve safety on Atlanta’s college campuses. As Mayor of Atlanta, he will continue his to advocate for women and children and leave no one behind.
GABWA was founded in 1981 by a group of African-American women who desired to form a voluntary bar organization with a focus on women and children’s issues, increasing black female representation in the judiciary and in public offices, and taking a proactive stance on political issues. Today, GABWA has an active membership of over 800 women and men who strive each day to fulfill the organization’s mission: to nurture, support and galvanize the power of Black women attorneys, advocate for women and children and empower our communities. In furtherance of this mission, GABWA has successfully spearheaded several signature programs that have had a profound impact in Georgia, including its Legally Speaking television show, its Professional Development Academy, and its Judicial and Public Office Academy.