Who: you and Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock
What: Runoff for two seats in the U.S. Senate
When: January 5, 2021 is the final day of voting. Last day to register to vote is December 7, 2020. In person voting starts December 14th.
Where: State of Georgia
Why: Two seats are available for the U.S. Senate in the State of Georgia. Democrats are in a position to take control of the Senate
The Senate currently has 50 seats for the Republicans and 48 seats for the Democrats.
To recap the November 3, 2020 election. In Georgia, 5 million people voted out of 7.6 million people who were registered to vote, which was an amazing turnout (66%)!! The put into perspective, the entire state of Georgia has 11 million people and there are still people who haven’t registered to vote as of yet. The goal in the next few weeks is to get more people registered but more importantly, we need to have a great turnout like we had on Nov 3, if you are going to focus on organizations to contribute to, that is where we need the money.
The two candidates for the Democratic party are John Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock, see links below:
There are four organizations that are helping get people registered and/or helping get folks out to vote: Voter Participation Center, BlockPower, The New Georgia Project and Fair Fight, see descriptions and links below. I’m going to contribute to several of these organizations and have already contributed to both candidates. In terms of dollars, I’m going to be contributing more with BlockPower, as they are less well known than the others and there only focus is to increase voter turnout, which is critical for this race. I hope you can donate and/or volunteer for this candidates and/or organizations.
Jon Ossoff (Democrat)
Reverend Raphael Warnock (Democrat)
Voter Participation Center
The Voter Participation Center is a U.S.-based 5013 non-profit organization that seeks to increase voter registration among young people, people of color, and unmarried women, a group it calls “The Rising American Electorate
BlockPower is a nonprofit focused on increasing voter turnout among Black citizens who don’t vote regularly.
BlockPower pays people in majority-Black neighborhoods to be “Voting Ambassadors” and talk with their friends, family members, and neighbors about the importance of voting.
The New Georgia Project
THE NEW GEORGIA PROJECT IS A NONPARTISAN EFFORT TO REGISTER AND CIVICALLY ENGAGE GEORGIANS.
We promote fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications
Reminder of the Nov 3 election, as of now, the state has flipped from red to blue!!