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"donna macleod" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK

News & Talk 1380 WAOK

08:41 min | 2 years ago

"donna macleod" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK

"What's happening? Welcome back. I know I know I know plan trap music. I know I know some people are like oh my God. He's playing trap music. Let me say something I've been playing trap music for the last two weeks have not sold an ounce of crack yet. Promise you boy zero four eight nine two two seven zero three that gets you in the conversation today greatest basketball player. Lebron James or Michael Jordan. There's an argument to be made you have to include Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant in that compensation. You have to you must. Four zero four eight nine two two seven zero three, ladies and gentlemen. I have a good friend. Who was coming on this show? This woman has been a real community advocate for many years before she even considered running for office. She represented the community. She made sure other elected officials were held accountable. And this is how you do. This is how the game of politics is actually one when regular folk. When everyday people. Decide to engage. In the political narrative, and they hold politicians accountable. And they see things they don't like they see things not changing. Well, data side. To stop complaining and actually run for office to replace those who doing absolutely nothing. That's how you play the game of politics, ladies and gentlemen. I have with me. Donna MacLeod, Donald MacLeod. Was born in Kingston Jamaica, she is the first Jamaican in the Georgia general assembly representing Lawrenceville, Grayson. Loganville and a few others. I have done a with me now Representative how are you? I am. Well, thank you very much. Happy new year. Listen, I'm so immensely. Proud of you and have always been proud of you. But I saw channel eleven did. A great story about you. I said, listen, I gotta get my good friend on the program because what you have done is you have made history. Timmy, how it feels? You know, what it feels awesome? And it feels well earned. You know, I, you know, you know, that this particular district Iran for was gerrymandered Indiana fifteen so it created a challenge and Iran in two thousand sixteen right after it was gerrymandered, and I only lost two hundred twenty two votes. So all determined to you know, make a right wrong or make a wrong right by making sure that Iran again, and I committed myself the entire year twenty eight hundred to do just that I actually took off off my consultant business to to run for office. You won the election. I tell people all the time Donald there is no finality in democracy. So when when you lost you realize that was not it. There was no banality you add another opportunity, and you took it. I sure did. And you know, that that's that's important because this country is about a Representative democracy. So you have to participate in it for the work. And it means. A continual process. It just don't do it one time. I voted for the president. I'm done. You actually have they add it and you have to participate at your local level, like your city level at your county level at the state level. Of course federally, but it every single layer of government, and it requires our participation in it, it truly is I I've I've tried to get people to really understand the importance of fit, and, you know, even the vote in and I talked about, you know, people died for the vote, and it doesn't always think the ring true. But when I when I tell people look, it's about your money. At the end of the day every single toilet paper every single lust in the state house, or in the White House is based on your tax dollars stained for it. So I think everyone should try to keep everybody accountable for their money. You have obviously won the hearts of those who voted for you. What was the final outcome the count total? So so I lost. I two hundred twenty two votes in twenty sixteen but I won by over four thousand folks. That's amazing. That is amazing. Yeah. What was the difference maker in your opinion during this campaign? You know, you know, camping's are about numbers rest end of the day who's registered to vote and who you get out to vote. And so we looked at a twenty sixteen numbers in very early part of twenty seventeen and we realized that twenty one hundred people didn't vote in twenty seven in two thousand sixteen. So we set out and actually what I did in twenty seventeen was what thanks you campaign on basically did a flyer, and I went to doors, and I knocked them them. And I told him thank you for voting. Even if they didn't vote, I know that in on election passing that I you know, I came up short by two hundred and twenty two and I just wanted them to know I'm going to need them at twenty eighteen so we did after twenty seventeen and then twenty eighteen we've pretty much hit the ground running. I was I was grateful. I did not have a primary challenger because situated myself. Make sure that I try to not have anybody step up to that plate right at that moment because I really wanted to focus on over my opponent. What's gonna be right on the Republican side? But we we are team just basically Dr work and to making sure things happened. Don, I've known you for years, we've worked together on various campaigns issues all of that one thing I know about you is that you like people you love people and the difference in your campaign was direct voter contact. It is I I don't I don't see any other ways to really connect to people and really know what issues are really affected people. But have what by having direct contact? It's is it to me. It's the most important part. And yeah, I think you should like people, right? If you're going to get into business of servant people. Right. You can't go in with a disdain or not motive for, you know, basically comedy anyone else with the people that you represent Donna. I'm so immensely. Proud of you looking forward to great things from you. Tell us about your platform. What did you run on? So our primary. What's healthcare? You know, this issue that affects so many people like rand the background. So many peop- your grandson wants to wants to say something on obviously. Right now to be honest. But you know, what I think that I tried to we ran on was healthcare because on my on on my phone. In many on hospital room in the in homes that I went to looking for somebody to help them out. Yeah. Given them somebody wants hat. Hand off and they want to make sure that their health is covered. And I don't think anyone in this country can say that if their health was deteriorating. They wouldn't watch somebody caring enough with them right making it, you know, not just acceptable than most people that have money can can basically except good healthcare. But if you don't have before the ability part in the country's right? And we're not at universal healthcare yet. So, you know, the portable Care Act had a rate measure in it and expanded Medicaid, and we have not done it in the state, and it's really is our money that the federal government would give us back our money. That's right. And it makes no sense that you would just turn it away. Just because you don't like the the president to who put it in place. It's ridiculous. Donna, I want to talk to you again after you are sworn in legislative cycle starts in really just a few days. So let's talk again. Okay. We'll do. All right. Thank you down. Appreciate you Representative elect..

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"donna macleod" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK

News & Talk 1380 WAOK

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"donna macleod" Discussed on News & Talk 1380 WAOK

"Back. I know I know I know plan trap music. I know I know some people are like oh my God. He's playing trap music. Let me say something I've been playing trap music put a last two weeks have not sold an ounce of crack yet. Promise you four zero four eight nine two two seven zero three that get you in the conversation today greatest basketball player. Lebron James or Michael Jordan. There's an argument to be made you have to include Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant that compensation you have to you must. Four zero four eight nine two two seven zero three, ladies and gentlemen. I have a good friend. Who was coming on this show? This woman has been a real community. Advocate for many years before she even considered running for office. She represented the community. She made sure other elected officials were held accountable. And this is how you do. This is how the game of politics is actually one when regular folk. When everyday people. Decide to engage. In the political narrative, and they hold politicians accountable. And they see things they don't like they see things not changing. Well, data side. To stop complaining and actually run for office to replace those who are doing absolutely nothing. That's how you play the game of politics, ladies and gentlemen. I have with me. Donna MacLeod, Donald MacLeod. Was born in Kingston Jamaica, she is the first Jamaican in the Georgia general assembly, representing LARs veal, Grayson. Loganville and a few others. I have Donna with me. Now Representative how are you? I am. Well, thank you very much..

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