Fighting for a safer, fairer, and more prosperous Georgia
You'll find feature profiles, mentions, and highlights of Kim's work across the internet – a selection of write-ups are linked below.
4.23.21 “Atlanta priest takes her place at the ‘well’ of state politics,”
By Michelle Hiskey, Episcopal News Service
Jackson wore a kente stole of Murray’s to her Senate swearing-in. “The most beautiful one,” Nelson-Amaker said.
“[Murray] was willing to use all her different gifts in the service of God and people,” Nelson-Amaker said. “Kim has this broad and deep sense of serving God however you can, with whatever gifts you have been given.”
Murray’s example inspires Jackson to strive constantly for justice.
“I very much feel that Pauli Murray is in the cloud of witnesses,” Jackson said. “I do not do this work alone. More than anything, she gives me the courage to keep coming back to this work.” >> Read more
4.15.21 “Georgia Legislature invests in support of victims of stalking, domestic violence,”
By Maya T. Prabhu, Atlanta Journal Constitution
“Jackson said people who are being stalked often feel like victims in their own homes even when the stalking is done online or doesn’t include violent threats. About 312,000 Georgians are stalked each year, according to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.
“If someone has been stalking you via social media, the end of that story often is that they will come and find you in person,” she said. “Being able to get out of their lease to get a fresh and safe start over” is important. >> Read more
3.15.21 // “Episode 25: "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It,” VOTEHER Podcast with Jen Jordan and Mara Davis >> https://www.stitcher.com/show/voteher-podcast-with-jen-jordan-and-mara-davis-podcast/episode/episode-25-if-it-aint-broke-dont-fix-it-82389569 >> Segment with Sen. Jackson begins around 17:00 through 38:30.
2.19.21 // “Georgia lawmaker issues ‘devastating’ second attack on trans athletes,” by Patrick Saunders, Project Q >> https://www.projectq.us/georgia-lawmaker-issues-devastating-second-attack-on-trans-athletes/
2.11.21 // “Political Rewind: Kemp Eyes 2022 With Citizens' Arrest Reform; Trump Faces Ga. Charges,” GPB Political Rewind with Bill Nigut >> https://www.gpb.org/news/2021/02/11/political-rewind-kemp-eyes-2022-citizens-arrest-reform-trump-faces-ga-charges
State Senator Rev. Kim Jackson said while she was glad to see progress on this issue, there is still a long way to go in reforming criminal justice.
“Here's the truth about the situation; this is really low-hanging fruit," Jackson said. "From a progressive standpoint, there is so much more around criminal justice issues that we need to address and actually make real change [to] protect significantly more Black lives than this bill does." >> Listen to the full episode
1.16.21 // “Kim Jackson Sworn In As Georgia’s First LGBTQ+ State Senator, Making History,” by Matt Baume, them. >> https://www.them.us/story/kim-jackson-sworn-in-georgias-first-lgbtq-state-senator
1.5.21 // “Kim Jackson ’06 Becomes Georgia's First Openly Gay State Senator,” by Ron Wagner '93, Senior Writer, Furman News >> https://news.furman.edu/2021/01/05/kim-jackson-06-becomes-georgias-first-openly-gay-state-senator/
1.3.21 // “Trio of Georgia senators will make history this session,” by Maya T. Prabhu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution >> https://www.ajc.com/politics/trio-of-georgia-senators-will-make-history-this-session/56I3ADY7UBDZVITOWBPNFMAXFQ/
12.17.20 // “Q&A with Kim Jackson: 2020’s Person of the Year,” by Rose Pelham, The Georgia Voice >> https://thegavoice.com/today-in-gay-atlanta/qa-with-kim-jackson-2020s-person-of-the-year/
12.8.20 // “Kim Jackson: The Black Lesbian Pastor Headed to Georgia’s State Senate,” by Mitchell Atencio, Sojourners >> https://sojo.net/articles/kim-jackson-black-lesbian-pastor-headed-georgia-s-state-senate
After winning her election to the state Senate in an 80-20 landslide and becoming an overnight sensation, Kim Jackson woke up the next morning and milked her goat. >> Read more
12.2.20 // “State Senator-Elect Kim Jackson discusses theology, social justice, and COVID-19,” by Alex Brown, Decaturish >> https://decaturish.com/2020/12/state-senator-elect-kim-jackson-discusses-theology-social-justice-and-covid-19/
11.3.20 // “Kim Jackson Becomes First LGBTQ State Senator in Georgia,” by Katie Burkholder, The Georgia Voice >>
10.20.20 // “Episode 8: How Kim Jackson Balances Faith and Politics In Her Fight for Justice” Run for Something Podcast >> https://runforsomething.net/podcast/ TRANSCRIPT >> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DbPFGGqo4AiH2qVt7Ad-WEB3caPhpEZP/view
10.14.20 // “A More Perfect Union: The Queer Candidates Fighting for Our Democracy,” By Samantha Allen, Photography by James Emmerman, them. >> https://www.them.us/story/lgbtq-election-2020-cover-story
9.30.20 // “With the 2020 election approaching, how political can clergy get?” By Egan Millard, Episcopal News Service >> https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2020/09/30/with-2020-election-approaching-how-political-can-clergy-get/
6.3.20 // “Ga. Senate Dems’ leader exits, spurring 4-way race in changing district,” By Maya T. Prabhu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution >> https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/senate-dems-leader-exits-spurring-way-race-changing-district/5cs2efJTZfzB7VhCWYM38K/
5.19.20 // “Why I Ran for The First Time: Kim Jackson Fights for the Disenfranchised, Disenchanted, and Dispossessed,” by Melissa Batchelor Warnke, Shondaland >> https://www.shondaland.com/act/news-politics/a32580777/why-i-ran-for-the-first-time-kim-jackson/
2.6.20 // “First-time candidate Kim Jackson running for state senate,” by Ellie Ritter, Decaturish >>