Speak Georgia is a series of town-hall styled, kitchen-table talks that will be conducted throughout the State of Georgia and will present dialog about political topics that have led to some of the greatest social media debates and/or the pertinent topics of the county where the town hall will be held.
The objective of “Speak Georgia” is to provide an environment where the community can obtain detailed information surrounding hot button issues while getting their questions answered and concerns heard.
For the past 10 years Janelle Jones has become deeply entrenched in the world of Republican politics, starting with working on campaigns then progressing to running them. She has since held the title of Deputy State Director with the Georgia Republican Party during the most contested and difficult Governor’s race to ever hit the state of Georgia…resulting in a win for her candidate.
What did the two have in common? They were both African-American Republicans in a southern state. Many African Americans who vote Republican often find themselves in political isolation many times over. Needless to say, Janelle and Kelvin became friends over two years ago, and during this time they became a sounding board for each other on a variety of political topics. Most of these discussions started at the kitchen table and ended with them thinking how beneficial it would be if they could have these talks with not only the subject matter experts but also with their friends and others.
They noticed a disconnection between fully understanding these topics while being equipped with the correct information to be able to adequately come to a proper opinion on the matter…thus creating a truly educated voter.
When they decided to turn their friendship into a dating relationship, their discussions grew more frequent, eventually becoming something that moved from the kitchen table to their date night themes, and thus Speak Georgia was born!
Location TBD Thursday, October 24, 2019
Location TBD January 2020