Sally Yates, run for Governor of Georgia in 2018!
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Sally Yates has proven herself an American hero. She had the courage to stand for American values (and defend her understanding of the law, which was her job) by denouncing President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry from alien nationals of seven primarily-Muslim countries.
Yates is a Georgia treasure, through and through. She was born in Atlanta, attended the University of Georgia for both undergraduate and law school, and served as the executive editor of the Georgia Law Review. She was even the lead prosecutor in the case against Eric Rudolph for the Centennial Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Olympics!
During her decades in the Department of Justice, Yates fought white-collar fraud and political corruption. As Deputy Attorney General, she championed criminal justice reform, particularly by reducing the federal government's use of private prisons.
Georgia is the 8th most populous state with over 10 million residents, yet we have never had a woman as governor. Georgia's 14 Representatives and 2 Senators in Congress are men. The 5 million women in Georgia deserve representation in the government, and Sally Yates would make an incredible candidate.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's gubernatorial seat is up for election in November 2018. Sally Yates, please run for Governor of Georgia!
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