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Received this e-mail today from Michelle Nunn's (D) who are on a two week city campaign tour known as the "What Washington Can Learn From Georgia" tour:

I'm writing to you from Augusta -- the sixth stop on our two-week "What Washington Can Learn From Georgia" tour. And Ron, Vinson, Elizabeth, and I are having a great time talking with and serving together with Georgians who are making a difference.

Since kicking off our tour last week, we've already visited Macon, Columbus, Albany, Valdosta, and Savannah to meet dozens of extraordinary Georgians who are lifting up themselves and reaching out to help others.

Want to see what we've been up to as we've driven our minivan across Georgia? Click here to watch a few short video clips from the first half of our tour now!

At every stop of our tour, we've been meeting with individuals who are tackling tough challenges in their communities through self-empowerment, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.

We visited with CASA volunteers like Gloria in Columbus who are working with vulnerable young people to help them navigate the judicial system, stay out of trouble, and find their pathway to education and employment.

We played with preschool kids with disabilities in Albany, who were learning from college volunteers and committed teachers like Heather, who has taken her own experience with a disability and applied it to cultivating and caring for these precious kids.

We delivered meals with long-time volunteers Bill and Eileen in Savannah. They serve every week when they are not serving meals at a local soup kitchen or organizing the annual Toys for Tots campaign. We sat in the living room of Irene who told us how at age 88 after surviving cancer, losing her sight in one eye and struggling with other health difficulties, she is proud and grateful to be able to live in her own home through the support system of volunteers from Senior Citizens, Inc.

Bill, Eileen, and thousands of other Georgians like them are coming together to creatively solve problems and meet enormous challenges. I've seen it on this tour, and I've seen it over the past 25 years through my work as founder of Hands On Atlanta and CEO of Points of Light.

Unfortunately, many of our political leaders are more interested in fighting each other than rolling up their sleeves, setting aside their differences, and working together to solve problems.

The D.C. politicians could learn a lot from the folks I've been talking to all across Georgia. And I bet you'd enjoy meeting some of these wonderful Georgians too.

Click here to watch a few short video clips from the first half of our "What Washington Can Lean From Georgia" tour now!

After Augusta today, we'll be heading to Athens and Rome later this week, before celebrating the end of this tour in Atlanta next Monday.

It is a great privilege to be invited into the lives and work of Georgians who are lifting themselves and strengthening their communities. I am grateful for their examples and the opportunity to highlight their stories. I hope to take their civic and collaborative spirit to Washington.

Thanks for your support,

Michelle Nunn

You can click here to watch some more videos and sign up for Nunn's campaign:

Originally posted to pdc on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kos Georgia and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 07:00:16 PM PDT

  •  "...self-empowerment, entrepreneurship, and... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...collaboration". I think this is a good message and a good lane for her to stay in. I hope she will develop a strong message on national defense and foreign policy as well.

    We will soon find out whether or not her campaign can put together a great statewide organization that operates in all 157 or so counties.

    The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

    by sebastianguy99 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 07:32:57 PM PDT

    •  Her son's name is Vinson (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm going to guess in part a homage to Carl Vinson, who represented Georgia in the House from 1914 to 1965 and is referred to as the "Father of the Two Ocean Navy."

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 09:13:05 PM PDT

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  •  I predict the areas she visited is open (1+ / 0-)
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    and she could do well there.  The West side with the exception of Cobb would be a close call.   Newt is kind in the western part of the state.  The Urban areas she will fare well in but it is an uphill battle in rural areas in the bedroom communties of Atlanta.   She will find favor with some help from her Dad  and breakthrough some of the redder parts.. Just my take.

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 08:43:16 PM PDT

  •  Watching closely. Her website needs work. (0+ / 0-)

    I think she has a shot. She's virtually an ideal Dem candidate for Georgia...except--

    We don't know where she stands on any significant issue.

    And her website is no help. From the home page you can't navigate to any page except "contribute."

    I assume she thinks it's best to play her cards close to her vest for now. That doesn't smell right to me--smells like she's poll-testing and focus-grouping issue stands--but then I've never run for Senate.

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 08:34:25 AM PDT

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