THE GEORGIA

RUNOFF

  Jon Osoff   Raphael Warnock 

Joe Biden has won the presidency, and the Democrats held the House. But if the Republicans keep the majority in the Senate, we all know what Mitch McConnell will, as usual, obstruct everything.

 

We know he will not allow any progressive legislation to pass. We know there is an excellent chance he will block every judge we want to put on the bench and every reason to believe he will make confirming Joe Biden’s cabinet a complete nightmare. The only way to prevent this nightmare is to make sure that Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win the runoff elections and become Georgia’s new Senators.

 

Neither David Perdue nor Kelly Loeffler were able to get more than 50% of the vote on November 3rd, so that’s a good start. But runoff elections are marked by low turnout — it’s anyone’s opportunity to win these seats. Whichever side is more motivated to get out and vote will win these seats.

 

What follows are the most active organizations that can use your support, and efforts from phone banking, texting, writing postcards, or through donations.

 

Please help.

 

After witnessing the gross mismanagement of the 2018 election in Georgia Stacey Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure every American has a voice in our election system through programs such as Fair Fight 2020. Over the course of her career, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels.

 

Jon Ossoff is a Georgia native, media executive, investigative journalist, and small business owner.  Jon and his wife Alisha, an OB/GYN physician, both grew up in Atlanta.

Since 2013, Jon has served as the CEO of Insight TWI, a now 30-year old media production company that investigates corruption, organized crime, and war crimes for international news organizations.

 

Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah; one of twelve children.  The family was short on money but long on faith, love, and humor. Warnock’s father spent the week hauling old cars to the local steelyard, and on Sundays, he preached at a local church. His mother grew up in Waycross, where she spent summers picking tobacco and cotton and still lives in Savannah today. Warnock enrolled at Morehouse College and earned a Ph.D. Fifteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was the youngest pastor selected to serve in that leadership role at the historic church.

Reverend Warnock believes his impact does not stop at the church door and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage. As Senator, Reverend Warnock will bring to Washington the concerns of struggling Georgia families who wonder why no one is looking out for them. He will focus on fighting for quality, affordable health care, for the dignity of working people who are paid too little as our government works more for Wall Street, and to make sure every voice is heard.

 

Black Voters Matter advocates for policies to expand voting rights/access, including expanded early voting, resisting voter ID, re-entry restoration of rights, and strengthening the Voting Rights Act.  Black Voters Matter also advocates for policies that intersect with race, gender, economic and other aspects of equity.​

 

Still hanging in the balance: control of the Senate. A runoff election will take place on January 5, 2021 to determine who will hold Georgia’s two US Senate seats, as well as which party will control the Senate. We must take the Senate back from Mitch McConnell for Joe Biden to fulfill his promise of meaningful change and help for the American people. The DVC will be providing information on how you can help Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win these races.

 

Listed below are a number of different ways that you can help NOW. Although the election is on January 5th, voter registration ends December 7th so it's time to get back to work!
 

Listed below are a number of different ways that you can help NOW. Although the election is on January 5th, voter registration ends December 7th so it's time to get back to work!

 

PHONE BANKS:

Phone Bank for Ossoff and Warnock with 2020 Coalition Sacramento Georgia Sundays 12:00-2:00pm PT LINK

 

Flip the Senate Phone Bank with Swing Left Peninsula Sundays 12:00-2:00 PT LINK

 

Call Latino Voters for Georgia Senate Run-off (Spanish) Saturdays and Sundays various times (note in ET) LINK

 

Phone Bank with Reclaim Our Vote, a non-partisan organization, Multiple events everyday LINK

WRITE LETTERS:

Vote Forward is running new letter writing campaigns to encourage Georgia voters to request their mail-in ballots. These letters need to be sent as soon as possible. Vote Forward will have later campaigns for getting out the in-person vote so keep checking back with them! LINK
 

 

TEXT BANKS:

Text Bank with Black Votes Matter using the Spoke app. Sign up here to be informed of the launch dates/times LINK
 

 

Fair Fight Georgia textbanks Dec. 5 at 11:00-1:00 PT, Dec. 6 at 8:00-10:00 PT and 11:00-1:00 PT LINK
 

 

Fair Fight Georgia textbanks Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 at 8:00-10:00 PT and 11:00-1:00 PT LINK

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