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Micheal standing next to US Senator Raphael Warnock

May 28, 2022

Sandy Springs Office Opening

Hundreds of local Democrats flocked to Sandy Springs to hear speeches from Stacey Abrams and Senator Raphael Warnock ahead of the opening of the Sandy Springs office for the coordinated campaign. Micheal was one of dozens of candidates there being introduced as the county’s slate of Democratic candidates for 2022. Not only did Micheal meet Senator Warnock, but he had the chance to meet with several organizations doing critical work on the ground turning out voters ahead of the midterms.

Micheal standing with sign at intersection with two other sign wavers

May 24, 2022

Sign Waving for Taneesha Marshall

Micheal spent part of primary election day helping promote other candidates like Cobb Superior Court Judge candidate Taneesha Marshall. We were at an intersection near South Cobb and Concord outside of a polling location waving signs and encouraging people to come and vote. Dance music included 80s hits and some Mary J. Blige.

Micheal sitting masked while giving blood

May 19, 2022

Blood Donation in Roswell

Micheal took part in a blood drive for the Red Cross in Roswell hosted by Wellstar East Cobb Park. We are currently in a nationwide shortage of blood of all types. Consider booking an appointment to give blood today.

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Micheal sitting in vehicle holding up literature for Eren Brumley

May 17, 2022

Canvassing with Candidate Eren Brumley

Micheal spent a Tuesday afternoon in Roswell and Johns Creek canvassing for fellow Latino Democratic State House candidate Eren Brumley ahead of her primary race on May 24. Despite being outraised 10-1, Eren just came up a few hundred votes short in her bid to be the Democratic nominee with an opportunity to be just the second Latina in the Georgia state house.

Canvassing with Phil Olaleye

May 15, 2022

Canvassing with Candidate Phil Olaleye

Micheal spent a Sunday afternoon in Southeast Atlanta canvassing for fellow Latino Democratic State House candidate Phil Olaleye ahead of his primary race on May 24. Phil eventually won his primary and is likely to be the next representative for District 59.

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Micheal with volunteer Peyton out knocking on doors for nearby candidate Priscilla Smith

May 14, 2022

Canvassing in North Landing Subdivision

The campaign will kick off its first canvassing event of many knocking on doors in the North Landing and surrounding area. Micheal will be out doing this with campaign volunteers along with neighboring State House 44 candidate Willie Mae Oyogoa. We plan to knock on the doors of every voter we need to win this district. We’d love to have you at future events! Seen here is Micheal with a volunteer knocking on doors last year for candidate Priscilla Smith.

Micheal standing behind a dozen attendees at a fundraiser

May 12, 2022

Latino Victory Fund Georgia Fundraiser

Latino Victory is an organization dedicated to building political power in the Latino community so that the voices and values of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward. Last month, the organization announced the endorsement of its first Georgia candidate slate ahead of the primary election. Micheal attended a fundraiser for these three candidates in support of efforts to strengthen Latino representation in Georgia.

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Taste of East Cobb logo

May 7, 2022

Taste of East Cobb Festival

Taste of East Cobb showcases the best of East Cobb’s local restaurant talent with chefs offering a delicious variety of tastings from their menus. Cobb Democrats had a large presence at the event from state house candidates to candidates for statewide offices to Congressional candidates. Micheal had the chance to meet dozens of members of the community to spread the word about our campaign to flip District 46.

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Micheal standing with a sign at a protest for abortion rights

May 3, 2022

Rally in Marietta Square for Abortion Rights

Micheal attended a rally in Marietta square setup less than 24 hours after the Alito memo was leaked indicating that the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v Wade. Almost two dozen were in attendance while there were several other impromptu rallies throughout the area.

Micheal standing with five other Democratic candidates for political office

April 29, 2022

Cobb Democrats Enchantment Gala

As a guest of Down Ballot Dems, Micheal attended the annual fundraising gala for Cobb Democrats headlined by Senators Raphael Warnock and Chris Coons. Seen here with Congressional District 11 candidate Antonio Daza, State House District 45 candidate Dustin McCormick, Cobb County Superior Judge candidate Taneesha Marshall, Cobb County Solicitor General candidate Chris Lanning, and former Cobb County School Board Post 4 candidate Austin Heller.

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Micheal standing in a group of voters at a local restaurant

April 21, 2022

Voter Meet and Greet Social at Gameday

The Cherokee Democrats held a social event for candidates to meet with voters and others in the party at Gameday in Woodstock. Almost two dozen were in attendance, including Congressional District 11 candidate Antonio Daza, State Senate 56 candidate Patrick Thompson, and chair of the Cherokee County Democrats Ginny Lennox.

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Micheal standing in front of a podium giving public comment to the school board

April 21, 2022

CCSD School Board Public Comment

During the Cobb County School Board afternoon session, Micheal gave public comment in response to how the district deals with racism, including the teaching of curriculum around diversity and inclusion. This came on the heels of a dozen or more students from Campbell High School urging the board to do more in the face of incidents of racism they’ve experienced personally with other students. Micheal shared a personal story about experiences with racism in elementary school to detail the trauma that children face as a result of these experiences.

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Micheal at a voter event standing next to other candidates

April 14, 2022

April Cherokee Democrats Meeting

Micheal and other candidates met with voters in Cherokee county to speak about our candidacies and issues important to Georgia voters. Seen here with Cherokee School Board candidate District 5 Sean Jackson, Congressional District 11 candidate Antonio Daza, State House District 44 candidate Willie Mae Oyogoa, and Cherokee County School Board candidate District 3 candidate Katie McRee.

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Micheal at an event standing next to other attendees including current and aspiring state house legislators

April 14, 2022

LAA Compañeros Awards Luncheon

Micheal was a guest of Humberto García-Sjögrim of Coca-Cola in attending the Compañeros Awards Luncheon, an annual fundraiser where the Latin American Association honors exceptional individuals who are making meaningful contributions to advance the well-being of individuals and families in our communities. Seen here with State House Representative Pedro Marin, State House 90 Candidate Dr. Michelle Schreiner, and Mr. García-Sjögrim.

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Event logo with zoo animals for Legends in the Making gala

April 9, 2022

Legends in the Making for Planned Parenthood

As a guest of Down Ballot Dems, Micheal attended the annual fundraising gala for Planned Parenthood Southeast held at Zoo Atlanta. Alexis McGill Johnson, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood, gave a rousing speech about the importance of our place in the protection of reproductive rights in an age in which the Supreme Court is likely to substantially weaken Roe v Wade.  Micheal is a passionate advocate for protecting the rights of women and people with uteruses to make their own reproductive healthcare decisions. It is Micheal’s firm and unwavering belief that medical decisions around pregnancy are best made between a woman and her doctor.

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Micheal holding a flag standing with fellow candidates Antonio Daza, Willie Mae Oyogoa, and Lisa Campbell

April 9, 2022

2022 Big Shanty Festival in Kennesaw

Seen here with Congressional District 11 candidate Antonio Daza, State House District 44 candidate Willie Mae Oyogoa, and State House District 35 candidate Lisa Campbell, Micheal marched with Cobb Democrats in the annual Big Shanty Festival held in Downtown Kennesaw.

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Micheal standing with local elected officials and candidates in Cobb County

April 5, 2022

Dustin McCormick Election Watch Party

Micheal attended Dustin McCormick’s election watch party for the special election in nearby House District 45 covering East Cobb and North Fulton. In attendance were several constituents, elected officials, party leaders and candidates, including Cobb County Commissioner Jerica Richardson, State Representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Erick Allen, State Senate candidate Luisa Wakeman, and Cobb Democrats chair Jacquelyn Bettadapur. Dustin will be in the runoff set for early May to finish out the term of retired representative Matt Dollar.

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Micheal signing qualifying papers at the State Capitol to appear on the ballot in May

March 8, 2022

Qualifying at the State Capitol

Micheal took the exciting step of making his candidacy official by going to the State Capitol and qualifying to be on the Democratic primary ballot in May. He wrote: “As I sat there and signed my name for the final time, I could hear and feel the many words of encouragement from family, friends, and those in the community who have put their faith in me to do important work in the state legislature. I look forward to representing the citizens of District 46 and all Georgians.”

Micheal sitting upright on a bed next to a blood donor machine

February 22, 2022

Blood Donation in Roswell

Micheal took part in a blood drive for the Red Cross in Roswell hosted by Gate City Brewing, and even brought along his friend Patrick to donate as well. We are currently in a nationwide shortage of blood of all types. Consider booking an appointment to give blood today.

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Micheal standing next to GA-14 Congressional Candidate Holly McCormack

February 17, 2022

Fundraiser for Holly McCormack, CD-14

Micheal attended a fundraiser in Atlanta for CD-14 Democratic Candidate Holly McCormack, one of three Democrats vying to unseat Marjorie Taylor Greene in northwest Georgia. The district now includes parts of Cobb County, in addition to her hometown of Ringgold. Visit her website to learn more about how you can support her candidacy.

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Micheal sitting in front of a microphone and table speaking in front of a State Senate committee

February 16, 2022

GA Senate Committee on Cobb Redistricting

Micheal spoke in front of a Georgia State Senate hearing on Cobb Redistricting where the committee voted along party lines to approve county commission and school board maps drafted by a minority of legislators in the county against the wishes of a majority of residents. Marietta Daily Journal covered the story here.

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Micheal standing in front of a microphone before the Cobb County School Board giving public comment

February 10, 2022

CCSD School Board Public Comment

During the Cobb County School Board evening session, Micheal gave public comment regarding school board map redistricting, just a day after a House committee voted to move forward a gerrymandered map drawn by a minority of Cobb legislators. After the meeting, board member Randy Scamihorn called Micheal to discuss the map making process that happened under his watch as Board Chair last year and how the board can gain the trust of parents in the county moving forward.

Micheal standing in front of a microphone and podium speaking to a state house sub-committee

February 7, 2022

GA House Committee on Cobb Redistricting

Micheal spoke in front of a Georgia State House sub-committee hearing on Cobb Redistricting where at least two dozen Cobb residents and legislators spoke out against school board and commission maps being pushed by Rep. Ginny Ehrhart and our own Rep. John Carson. Only two residents spoke out in favor of the maps. Unfortunately two days later, the full committee voted along party lines to approve the maps and move them forward.

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Micheal standing against a pillar in front of a park

January 27, 2022

Op-Ed on John Carson's Anti-Teacher Bill

After current representative John Carson introduced HB 888, an anti-teacher bill that defunded school districts, added burdensome requirements of teachers around lesson planning, and denied the existence of systemic racism, Micheal penned an op-ed in the Cobb County Courier.

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Micheal standing between CD-11 candidate Antonio Daza and CD-14 candidate Holly McCormack

January 8, 2022

Donuts with Democrats Event

At the first in-person event of Cobb County Democrats since the pandemic, Micheal had the opportunity to hear from other candidates running in 2022, including Antonio Daza in CD-11 and Holly McCormack in CD-14. Both districts run through Cobb County with Antonio’s also including part of Cherokee.

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Cherokee County Monthly Business Meeting

August 12, 2021

Cherokee County Democrats Meeting

Micheal will be attending Cherokee County Democrat’s first in-person meeting since COVID-19 in Woodstock. The meeting will discuss upcoming events and candidate forums for municipal elections in the county later this year. If you live in Cherokee county and want to have your voice heard by the party, please make an effort to attend. If you can’t make it, the meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.

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Cherokee County Chick-Fil-A 5K

August 14, 2021

Chick-Fil-A Moo've It 5K Race

Micheal will be taking part in a 5K race in Cherokee County at Etowah River Park in Canton. The race is at 8am and will benefit a charity near and dear to Micheal’s heart – Special Olympics of Cherokee County. Since 2014, the Chick-fil-A Moo’ve It 5K has proudly donated over $200,000 to the race beneficiaries.

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Candidate speaking in front of a crowd

August 31, 2021

Candidate Forum and Meet & Greet

Micheal will be among the state and local candidates attending a meet & greet with voters in Ball Ground. The event is sponsored by Cherokee County Farm Bureau, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, and Cagle’s Family Farm. Homemade ice cream will be served by Boy Scout Troop #465. Soft drinks, water and peanuts will be provided by the Bureau.

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Canvassing with Priscilla and State Reps

July 13, 2021

Volunteering for Priscilla Smith (GA HD 34)

Micheal participated in over 15 shifts of door to door canvassing for Priscilla Smith, the Democratic candidate in the runoff to replace Bert Reeves in the special election. Unfortunately, Priscilla lost her election, but she defied the odds in even making it into the runoff. Micheal gained valuable experience in learning field operations, meeting voters, and campaign strategy. And he established valuable relationships with talented, young operatives in the Party.

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Heather Kilpatrick for House District 11

July 5, 2021

Heather Kilpatrick CD11 Kickoff Cookout

Micheal and daughter Emma attended the the kickoff cookout for Heather Kilpatrick, one of three candidates running for U.S. House District 11 currently held by Barry Loudermilk. Her district does run through District 46, mainly north of Jamerson Road and up into Woodstock. Micheal has worked with a few people on her campaign over the last month, and they’re good people. Check out her website!

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Marietta 4th of July Parade

July 3, 2021

Marietta Let Freedom Ring Parade

Micheal was honored to participate in carrying the Cobb Democrats banner during the annual 4th of July parade in Marietta. He joined dozens of Democrats in the the largest public gathering in Marietta since Chalktoberfest in 2019, according to Chuck McPhilamy, spokesman for the Marietta Police Department. This year’s grand marshal was “the essential worker,” and teachers, first responders, hospital workers and public health officials led the procession.

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2021 Herb Butler Celebration

July 3, 2021

Annual July 4th Herb Butler Celebration

Micheal attended the Annual July 4th Herb Butler Celebration hosted by Cobb County Democrats. Many officials in office and seeking office were there, including U.S. House Representative Lucy McBath, Erick Allen, Jen Jordan, Priscilla Smith, and more. It was a great first in-person event for Cobb Democrats since COVID-19 and energized everyone looking to turn state government blue in 2022.

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