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Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed.
Here’s what to know for today:
- Want to hear from candidates in Georgia vying for your vote this election season? The Atlanta Press Club hosted its Loudermilk-Young Debate Series over the weekend that features conversations between candidates on what matters most to voters right now. You can watch the debates on APC’s Facebook page or Georgia Public Broadcasting’s website.
- It’s day two of Georgia’s early voting period and Clayton County has changed three of its voting locations for the upcoming May 24 primary election. Voters who previously cast their ballots at Utopian Academy of the Arts in Ellenwood, Riverdale First United Methodist Church in Riverdale, and Arbor Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow can find their new polling station here.
- Black women living in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward and Sweet Auburn neighborhoods can now apply to a guaranteed-income program designed to reduce financial hardship. The In Her Hands initiative application is available until May 15 for residents who are 18 years of age or older and live 200% or less below the federal poverty line.
- Twenty-three Fulton County residents and three alternates have been selected to serve on the special grand jury for the investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others attempted to illegally influence the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested more than 200 residents in the nearly yearlong investigation to aid with issuing subpoenas beginning in June.
ICYMI: Congratulations are in order to the MARTA Police Department for winning the federal Transportation Security Administration Gold Standard Award for the department’s history of excellence in public outreach and safety. The award is the highest recognition TSA gives to transit agencies nationwide.
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