"Public policy is our Love in writing."
Councilman khalid is leading a generation of young people from protests to real policy change. View our legislative accomplishments and share them with your local government.
VALUING BLACK LIVES
The first #BlackLivesMatter organizer elected to public office in America, Councilman campaigned & governs with unapologetically Black politics. He was the first note & promote South Fulton as "The Blackest City in America." His vision to create a real-life Wakanda, in the style of legendary American communities like Rosewood, Florida & Greenwood (Tulsa), Oklahoma can be seen hin bold legislative agenda.
Adding African Symbols to City Seal (2019)
Councilman khalid represents Central Old National — the city's largest & longest commercial corridor. When Councilman khalid took office, the corridor was blighted with vacant & dilapidated space, due to decades of neglect by Fulton County, whose commissioners all live far north from Old National. khalid's bold vision for a vibrant business district catering to young professionals can be seen in his legislation below.
POLITICAL EDUCATION & VOTER ACCESS
Councilman khalid brought the same passion for political education to America's Blackest City that he used to create #BlackLivesMatter Atlanta's Ella Baker Political Education Committee. He lead a two year fight against the Mayor & members of his own Council to make Election Day as a full, paid holiday. South Fulton is the first city in the South, and only the second in the nation, to do so. More groundbreaking legislation by Councilman khalid below.
City Ethics Ordinance (2018)
In the City of South Fulton's first budget, Councilman khalid led efforts to ensure Council prioritize city parks as part of his campaign promise to prioritize South Fulton's young people with our finances before they get in trouble with police & prisons. He continues his commitment with this bold legislation.
GOOD GOVERNMENT & TRANSPARENCY
When the new City of South Fulton had no Communications Director or website, Councilman khalid transformed his campaign website — khalidCares.com — into the city's first news outlet & information clearinghouse. He continued his commitment to government transparency, leading the effort to establish the city's first Ethics Board, and with other efforts below.
Making Election Day a Holiday (2017-18)
Holding Earlier Meetings to Respect City Staff (2018)