My name is Letitia Naghise (Tish). I have a BA in Political Science from Clayton State University and completed studies at Emory University to become a Certified Paralegal.
In addition, I am a Certified Fraud Examiner. I will complete my master’s degree in Strategic Leadership Development in 2023 from Clayton State University where I serve on the Alumni Advisory Board. I was appointed by State Court Judge Jason Thompson to serve on his Advisory Board for DUI/Drug and Veterans on January 1, 2022.
History & Accomplishments
Lastly, I was recently elected to lead as the Co-Chair of VP Al Gore’s Climate Reality Change of Atlanta.
I am endorsed by:
- Fayette Councilman Joe Clark
- Fayette School Board member Leonard Presberg
- Former Georgia State Representative Virgil Fludd
- Fayette Commissioner Charles Rousseau
- Jon Kirkpatrick (Previous Henry County Democratic Party Chair)
- Ed Barlow, President CWA (Communications Workers of America) Local 3204
- Attorney Ronnie Mabra of the Mabra Law Firm
- Fair Fight
- Representative Derrick Jackson
Endorsement from Representative Derrick Jackson
New Endorsements Announced During Capitol Press Conference
The need to reverse Georgia’s draconian six-week abortion ban pushed by Governor Brian Kemp and passed the Republican controlled Georgia General Assembly in 2019 dominated speeches delivered Thursday’s press conference announcing an additional 22 WIN List endorsed women.
The press conference date was set weeks ago and only by coincidence occurred the day after an 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which put the six-week ban into effect immediately, making “access to abortion in Georgia more limited than anytime since the 1960’s – before I was born,” said WIN List Board Chair Wendi Clifton.
“This law will have a chilling effect on medical care for ALL women, making doctors reluctant to order a wide range of medically necessary prescriptions and procedures needed by those of childbearing age even when they are not pregnant,” Ms. Clifton said. “A six-week abortion ban will have adverse on impact on the medical care available for those experiencing complicated pregnancies or miscarriages.”
The 22 newly endorsed candidates join a group of 47 previously endorsed candidates including three women endorsed in statewide contests: Stacey Abrams for Governor, Bee Nguyen for Secretary of State and Jen Jordan for Attorney General as well as 10 Senate candidates and 36 House candidates. This slate is the largest ever for Georgia WIN List during our 22-year history.
“Women belong in all the rooms where decisions are being made,” Senate Minority Leader Gloria Butler said. “Remember what (the late) Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm always said, ‘If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.’”
Georgia’s 2019 six-week abortion ban passed with 92 of 180 House votes – just one more than the required constitutional majority. In 2020, WIN List endorsed candidates FLIPped three seats from Red to Blue. In November, we must re-elect all currently serving pro-choice incumbents and add to their numbers. Fortunately, with a record-setting 59 candidates on the ballot in November, we are ready to finish the job of turning Georgia Blue in 2022!