Get Back to Work!

Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock – image credit Politico

It’s already time to get back to work, because control of the Senate hangs in the balance.

Dems did not do as well as we hoped in the Senate, picking up TWO seats (Mark Kelly in Arizona and John Hickenlooper in Colorado) while losing one (Doug Jones in Alabama). Counts are not finished yet in North Carolina and Alaska, but to be honest, it’s not looking great in either place.

That *would* leave the Senate at 52 R / 48 D, not a good outcome for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s agenda.

BUT WAIT!

BOTH Senate races in Georgia are going to run offs, thanks to the incredibly hard work of Stacey Abrams’s Fair Fight Action, and the organizers with the New Georgia Project, Advancing Justice Atlanta, GALEO, Black Voters Matter, and the Georgia Democratic Party.

We win both, it’s 50-50 with MADAM VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS holding the tie-breaker.

Now it’s on us to help push both Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff over the finish line.

There’s lots you can do:

  1. Donate – https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gasenatebattleground (one link for both races, they split the money)
  2. Phone/text bank – Fair Fight Action weekend of action, November 14-15 – https://www.mobilize.us/fairfightaction/event/362669/
  3. Postcard – Reclaim Our Vote – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k5pKB6cDRu9Q64nHgE5zUgrZrYvoigOrZddS1zEXBqA/edit – IMPORTANT NOTE: Reclaim Our Vote has SPECIFIC postcards they want everyone to use and SPECIFIC messaging for those postcards, so PLEASE follow their instructions carefully – everything is available at that link – and of course, you need to order your postcards ASAP because they need to drop in less than a month!

You can also sign up to be notified of volunteer opportunities directly with the campaigns:

All that great progressive stuff in the 2020 Democratic platform? It all comes down to the Georgia runoffs on January 5.

Let’s get it done, and help the folks on the ground in Georgia complete their transition to the “New South”! They’ve been busting their asses for years – it’s time for us reinforcements to show up!

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2 responses to “Get Back to Work!

  1. Thank you for sharing those links! There were so many important races in the main election that it was overwhelming trying to determine what would be most effective, so I am ready to go all in for these runoffs.

  2. Volunteer opportunities are filling up fast – the ones I JUST blogged about are full – but rather than freelancing, PLEASE follow the lead of the organizations ALREADY on the ground in Georgia.

    Fair Fight Action (Stacey Abrams’s group) – https://fairfight.com
    Georgia Democrats – http://www.georgiademocrat.org
    New Georgia Project – https://newgeorgiaproject.org
    Advancing Justice Atlanta – https://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org
    Black Voters Matter – https://blackvotersmatterfund.org
    GALEO – https://galeo.org

    They know what they need, and we’re here to help, not to try to decide for them what would be a good idea.

    AND DONATE!

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