Good afternoon, everyone. How's everyone doing today? [applause] Good, good.
My name is Ragin Edwards
. Um, it's actually spelled R-a-g-i-n [holds up misspelled name card], Edwards is spelled correctly.
And I'm a professional and a mother. I actually graduated from high school right in the sixth district in east Cobb at Pope High, and then I went to Georgia Tech with the Hope scholarship. Thanks to Ron Slotin.
I then moved up to Washington, D.C. and worked for a presidential appointee named Philip Mongano, who was actually appointed under George W. Bush.
And that was my first, my first mission, trying to eradicate homelessness in America.
After that, I had a stint at the Department of Energy under the civil rights lawyers.
And then, when I started a family, I decided to move to the best place in America and that was back to the sixth district.
You know, I've always been a political junkie ever since I was a kid, but, you know, I've protested and I have worked on different campaigns, you know, with my friends and tried to get younger people to vote.
And I decided that it was time for me to take my turn, and make my voice heard for the people because what we need in Congress are average people that have a heart for the people — and that's who I am.
I come from a history of people that have fought for education and civil rights — all the way from my great, great grandfather to my grandmother to my mother who was a woman that was in corporate America that made strides that helped other minorities have a voice.
So, I'm here today to tell you that the only way Americans can take back America is to make sure that there is truth and transparency in government, and to use the tools that we already have to make sure this happens.
My name is Ragin Edwards. Thank you for your time.