Raise the Minimum Wage

For the Past 30 years, almost all income gains have been captured by the richest few.  The progress towards prosperity that our mothers and grandfathers experienced has ground to a halt. I want to increase the Georgia minimum wage to $12 an hour. The minimum wage hasn’t even kept up with inflation.  The grass roots…

A New Direction for Georgia

We live in an era of plenty, where corn is so abundant that we burn it for fuel, and the top 1% of families are worth an average of $18 million.  But we also live in an era of needless pain– the pain of a single mother working for $8 an hour and risking jail…

Progressive Change Needs Bold Ideas

For the past two decades, Georgia Democrats have tried to seize the center and lost. Meanwhile, Georgia government has become needlessly cruel. 800,000 Georgians lack health care because Republicans refuse to expand Medicaid.  Black men are as likely to be in prison as in a four-year college.  Decent people are in jail because they smoke…

This Statue Exalts White Supremacy. Tear it Down.

For ten years, I have practiced law in the shadow of a monument “To Our Confederate Dead.”  It towers smack dab in the middle of the McDonough courthouse square.  The epigraph reads: “To our confederate soldiers those who fell in the fiercest fighting and sleep beneath the sod of every southern state, those who have…

David Abbott for State House

I am a candidate for the 89th District in the State House. If elected, I will fight for:   A minimum wage of $12 per hour. Legal Marijuana, and reduced prison sentences for non violent offender. Increased teacher pay and schools we can be proud of. A fair property tax that taxes stocks, bonds, and…