WHAT’S LESLI ALL ABOUT?

Hmmm….   Last New Year I didn’t consider making resolutions.  Yet some time in early Spring I resolved to make a difference in the lives of those living in Southeastern Georgia.  It is not that I wasn’t aware of the need for change before. Au contraire.   I was waiting for someone else to do it.  I already did what I thought was the acceptable methods to promote change.  I wrote letters and emails and signed petitions and spoke out against racism and inequality.  In return, I …

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Messinger Gains Endorsement of Leading Latino State Representative Pedro Marin

State Rep. Pedro Marin, the highest-ranking elected Latino official in Georgia, endorsed Lesli Messinger for Congress, in recognition of her commitment to diversity.

Savannah, July 7 — Democratic candidate for the 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger has been endorsed by Rep. Pedro Marin (District 96). The Democratic leader is the highest ranking Latino Democrat in the state of Georgia.

“I am pleased to endorse Lesli Messinger for Georgia’s District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Marin told a Democratic Party gathering. “I believe we …

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Democratic Candidate for Georgia’s 1st District Lesli Messinger Attends Bring Jobs Home Action

Savannah, July 6th 2012 – Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger attended the Bring Jobs Home Action today, sponsored by the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council and Jobs For Georgians.

Messinger stood with labor supporters at the Bring Jobs Home Action Friday morning, July 6th, sponsored by the Savannah Regional Central Labor Council and Jobs For Georgians.

The event took place this morning at the corner of President St. and Kerr-McGee road in Savannah, where the Aire Liquide plant had been sited before …

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Lesli Messinger Holds Successful Campaign Launch, ‘Smokin’ on the 30th’ in Savannah

Lesli Messinger Holds Successful Campaign Launch, ‘Smokin’ on the 30th’ in Savannah

Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 1st District congressional seat, Lesli Messinger, held her candidate launch event, “Smokin’ on the 30th’ last Saturday at the Xtra Klean Detailing Salon at Montgomery and Henry Streets in Savannah. Hundreds came out to show their support for the candidate, including State Rep. Lester Jackson and State Democratic Party representative Miguel Comacho. “While the temperature exceeded 102 degrees our turn-out of support was incredible,” Messinger said.  ”I had the chance to meet and speak with nearly 350 residents involved in Savannah …

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Leslie Messinger Receives Official Endorsement of 2008 1st Congressional District Candidate Bill Gillespie

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Democratic contender for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Lesli R. Messinger has received the official endorsement of Savannah “progressive” Democrat Bill Gillespie, a 23-year U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and retired in 2007 as a Lt. Colonel.

Gillespie offered Messinger his endorsement on Wednesday, June 13th, by a telephone call to her campaign manager. Gillespie ran unopposed on the Democratic ticket in 2008 against Kingston, winning 83,444 or 33.5 percent of the vote in the general election.

“We are extremely grateful, and proud, …

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Messinger to Launch Candidacy With “Smokin’ on the 30th” Celebration

Free Food, Cold Drinks and Music

Savannah – Candidate for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger will launch her campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives and sponsor a community barbecue on Saturday, June 30th.

The event, “Smokin’ on the 30th” will be at the Xtra Klean Detailing Salon, at 1501 Montgomery Street, at the corner of Montgomery and West 31st St., one block east of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

The celebration kicks off at 12:30, rain or shine. Local D.J. Curtis Victor Cooper will spin music, …

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1st District Candidate for U.S. House Lesli Messinger Voices Position on Quitman 10 + 2 and Voter Suppression by Republican- Dominant Government

1st District Candidate for U.S. House Lesli Messinger Voices Position on Quitman 10 + 2 and Voter Suppression by Republican-Dominant Government

Messinger supports African American legislators’ call for Democrats to change unfair balance of Republican-dominant representation. She also will work to promote voter outreach in minority communities and fairer distribution of education funding to black communities, colleges and school districts.

Savannah – Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger has voiced her support of African American legislators trying to change passive voter suppression they claim …

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Messinger Meets With Local Democrat Supporters

Messinger Meets With Local Democrat Supporters

Lesli Messinger with young members of All Walks of Life (AWOL), a nonprofit that provides technology and arts education for at-risk youth.

Democrat candidate for the 1st Congressional District Lesli Messinger began meeting with local Democrats in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District this week. Thursday, Messinger met members of the public at a meet and greet at the Bean Coffee House after attending the opening press conference of the Annual Summer Convention of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) at the Gilbert Civil Rights …

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Lesli Messinger’s Statement on the Supreme Court Decision to Uphold The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court decision to uphold The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a Victory for millions of Americans who cannot afford health care, or health insurance.

We need to take this fight all the way.

If sent to Congress for an 11th term, Jack Kingston will devote his efforts to repealing this milestone legislation, which would ensure that every American is covered in the event of illness — illness that could cost them their entire life’s savings, their home, and their future.

Health care is a basic …

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Lesli Messinger Meets With Leaders at GABEO Conference

Lesli Messinger Meets With Leaders at GABEO Conference

Lesli Messinger speaks briefly at the opening press conference of the Georgia Association of Elected Black Leaders (GABEO). Pictured (from left) State Rep. Bob Bryant of Savannah, Savannah State University National Alumni Association President Roy Jackson, State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, who is GABEO president, and Messinger.

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