Why I’m Running

A child born today at Grady Hospital in Atlanta has less of a chance of moving out of poverty than almost anywhere in the United States. Atlanta is the civil rights capital of the world–we owe a level playing field to its citizens.

I’m running for Mayor because City Hall has lost its way. Together, we can transform Atlanta to a place where everyone has a chance to make the most of their human potential.

Key Issues


For centuries, our nation’s promise that we are all created equal has gone unfulfilled. I believe in an Atlanta where we judge people by the content of their character, and nothing else. That’s why I support equal protections for all…

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I have dedicated a tremendous amount of time during my 21 years in the Georgia Senate to criminal justice reform, and hope to continue that fight as your next Mayor of Atlanta. I have fought for police body cameras and…

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Through my work as a career educator, I have witnessed firsthand the shortfalls in our current education system — that’s one reason I was inspired to run for office in the first place. But I know that when progressives fight…

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Latest News

“The big shots and billionaires have enough politicians looking out for them. Regular folks need someone to fight for us.” – Governor Roy Barnes Former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes has endorsed Vincent to be the next Mayor of Atlanta. Governor Barnes knows…

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For Immediate Release Contact: Jeff DiSantis, Fort for Atlanta vincentfortforatlanta@gmail.com Sanders’ Endorsed Candidate Vincent Fort for Mayor Leads Progressive Fight In Atlanta (Atlanta, June 22, 2017) State Senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), the leading progressive candidate for Mayor of Atlanta, announced…

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State Senator Vincent Fort has been the most progressive and outspoken city/state elected official for some time in Georgia. While holding elected office, he has taken part in many a protest (even being arrested on Capital grounds) and has a true…

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  • The #FortforAtlanta crew was out celebrating #ATLPride2017. This was an event to remember. Marching in this parade is a form resistance. We stand together LGBT + straight. #FortforAtlanta #gapol
  • Excited to be rolling with this crew as we prepare to step off at #prideatlanta today!
  • I am humbled and honored to have the endorsement of Atlanta Black Star. Your support means the world to me. Let's work together to change this city forever. "There is only one candidate, State Senator Vincent Fort (D-District 39), that is both an outsider to city policy and yet has been a voice and legislator for the soon-to-be-displaced working class and black constituents of this city." #FortforAtlanta

  • We're having a blast meeting folks at the Righteous Room tonight!
  • Thanks to our amazing team, including our union brothers and sisters, we got 1000 new signs delivered into people's yards today! You should not see one of our signs on public rightaway, only peoples homes and supporting small businesses. Hit us up if you need one! #fortforatlanta

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