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Quentin Benford is in a relationship with Lisa Ashway.

2019 Metro Atlanta DSA leadership

Metro Atlanta DSA October 2019 newsletter

This September, the Atlanta Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (MADSA) — the Southeast’s largest Socialist organization — elected its youngest, most diverse Executive Committee in history. The new leadership went straight to work in an all-day retreat, auditing organizational policies, assets and accounts. The new Executive Committee has made increasing engagement with its members a priority.

Even as MADSA joins Democratic Socialists chapters around the country mobilize for Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign, Atlanta's new executive team — lead by City of South Fulton Councilman khalid — vows to take a more active role in local elections and legislation. Pictured from left to right:

Rear: Brandyn Buchanan, Rara Imler, Catie Elle, Q Benford

Front: Cole Reardon, Councilman Khalid Kamau, Nate Knauf.

Personnel changes 2019

Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America Chair Erin Parks led the March membership meeting, with help from Resolutions and Elections Working Group Chair Jen Garcia for items requiring votes.

The group elected Catie L. to be their third harassment and grievance officer, along with Anaia Jolie and Rachel Kahn .

Starting a new tradition of including a brief political education presentation at each of our general meetings, our new Communications Secretary Quentin Benford spoke on the definition of democratic socialism In the discussion which followed, Benford said members expressed great interest in “how to combat propaganda, how to convey our vision to people who are on the other side, and generally what to say to people in those crucial interpersonal moments.”

Evan Seeds will head up “Air Bread and Roses,” to plan housing solidarity for delegates who can’t afford the hotel (more info at our April meeting). Catie L. will lead a committee to research and produce two information pieces for delegates: A handout on places near the hotel where they can “eat, drink and be Marxist”, and a “people’s radical history tour” of Atlanta sites (thanks to GSU history prof and long-time MADSA member Ian Fletcher for offering to help). Wendell Bohannan will lead a group to hold a social and fundraising event on the Friday night of the convention. they are already exploring an exciting possibility.[1]

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