Renitta Shannon

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Challenger

Background

Renitta Shannon grew up in Florida and obtained a Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Florida. Currently, she is a part of 9 to 5 Working Women Atlanta, Fight for $15 Campaign, and is the Executive Vice President (Georgia State Chapter) of the National Organization for Women. She is also on the House Governmental Affairs Committee, House Insurance Committee, House Small Business and Development Committee, and House State Planning and Community Affairs Committee.

Key Issues

Healthcare

Shannon wants to expand Medicaid to everyone and make it easily accessible so that everyone has access to healthcare. She is also is pro-choice, and believes abortions and contraceptives should be readily available.

Criminal Justice System

Shannon wants to reform the criminal justice system as she believes there is a racial disparity and bias in the system. She wants to reform the police officer system as well.

Education

Shannon wants to comprehensively fund the education system for poorer students to improve education as well.

Workers' Rights

Shannon wants to make sure workers have decent wages to live on. She also wants to improve the conditions of workers.

Endorsements

Black Male Voter Project, Elect Black Women, LPAC

Sources

renittashannon.com

ballotpedia.org

legis.ga.gov

legistorm.com