About APN

Athens Politics Nerd is an independent media organization keeping you up to date on local news and politics in the Athens, Georgia area. APN takes a progressive view of the news, focusing on both the mayor and commission and protest movements alike. We strive to hold the powerful to account.

APN is created by Chris Dowd, who grew up in Athens. He got involved in local politics during the Occupy movement of 2011-2012. Since then he has volunteered for a number of political campaigns and helped found Athens for Everyone, a local political organization that was active from 2014-2020.

APN was founded in January 2019.

Mission Statement

Educate and engage the public, increasing political awareness and participation in government and politics, especially at the local level. Hold government officials, industry and private businesses alike accountable to the public interest, especially to the poor or marginalized.

Support Our Work

You can support APN by becoming a member or by giving a one-time donation via PayPal.

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Contact APN

You can reach APN by email at contact@athenspoliticsnerd.com or by phone at (706) 521-3558