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Perfect Score

November 25, 2013

City Councilmember Alex Wan; City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms; Georgia Equality Jeff Graham; HRC President Chad Griffin; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Mayor of Atlanta's LGBT Liaison Robin Shahar.I am proud to be mayor of the first deep Southern city to achieve a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index, an evaluation of municipalities on the basis of their inclusivity of LGBT people who live and work there.

Atlanta’s history of civil rights leadership is rooted in the belief that our diversity makes our city stronger. Our commitment to equality includes outlawing discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity. As a result, Atlanta is home to one of the largest and most vibrant LGBT communities in the country.

Last week, I was honored to join Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, Atlanta Councilmember Alex Wan, Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta’s LGBT Liaison Robin Shahar and Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham at Atlanta’s City Hall for a press conference to celebrate the launch of the 2013 Municipal Equality Index. 

I look forward to continuing my efforts to achieve equal protection and equal treatment of Atlanta’s LGBT residents, workers, and visitors.

Thank you

November 6, 2013

I want to thank you for all your support both during my first term and my re-election campaign. And I want to thank you for giving me another opportunity to serve as Mayor of Atlanta.

It’s undeniable that we are a stronger, more prosperous city than we were four years ago today, and we accomplished this by uniting and working together to overcome the challenges we faced. That unity was apparent in yesterday’s election where we won every precinct, every neighborhood, every quadrant of the city of Atlanta.

Our next step is to make Atlanta the center of logistics in the Western Hemisphere. Our next step is to grow smart start-up companies in Atlanta, making it a vibrant center of technology and innovation. Our next step is to rebuild our roads, bridges, and greenspaces. I look forward to taking these next steps together with you.

Thank you, again, for all your support.