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Atlanta Teens To Mayoral Candidates: ‘What Will You Do?’

After Tuesday’s vote, the race for Atlanta mayor is now down to two candidates – Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood, who will compete in a runoff Dec. 5. VOX ATL asked metro Atlanta teens what they wanted Atlanta’s next mayor to know.
After Tuesday’s vote, the race for Atlanta mayor is now down to two candidates – Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood, who will compete in a runoff Dec. 5. VOX ATL asked metro Atlanta teens what they wanted Atlanta’s next mayor to know.
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The race to become the next Atlanta mayor ended with a runoff between City Council members Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. We asked metro-Atlanta teens what they wanted Atlanta’s next mayor to know.

“A lot of politicians, they’re more about pointing out problems and the issues that we have, but they don’t really provide solutions,” said Raeed Zaman, a 17-year-old volunteer with United Way’s Youth United.

From education to immigration, traffic, combating discrimination in the city and improving nature preserves — teens want to see regional leadership.

Listen to them in this new video:

Maya, 17, is a first-year at Agnes Scott College, where she learns about all the wrongs in the world and what to do about them. Anna Kathryn, 16, is a junior at Woodward. 

This story was published at VOXAtl.com, Atlanta’s home for uncensored teen publishing and self-expression. For more about the nonprofit VOX, visit www.voxatl.org.