Georgia has been a leader in expanding Constitutional rights. Georgia did not defy orders to desegregate schools and colleges. We didn’t have violent resistance to integration. My parent’s friend, the late Margie Pitts Hames, argued the Georgia companion case to Roe v. Wade, successfully. The annual PRIDE Parade brings folks to Atlanta from all over Georgia and the world.
We have a thriving international community and robust international trade. We are a global business destination. We are a leader in global health and development – the Carter Center, the CDC, CARE, our hospitals, medical schools, and research facilities. We attract the brightest students from all of the world, and our state is home to women’s colleges that are among the best in the nation. Women run our law firms, our colleges and universities, our governments, and are top leaders in our companies.