MoveOn Celebrates Local Georgia Organizers As Foundation For Historic Senate Victory
In response to the historic victories in Georgia, Rahna Epting, Executive Director of MoveOn, issued the following statement:
“The victories of Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock in Georgia mark the dawn of a new era in Congress. With legislative and executive power in check, Democrats can finally get to work on real structural change that Americans desperately need right now. And there is no time to waste.
“Yesterday, a violent mob of white nationalists attacked the Capitol in a desperate attempt to retain power. The seditious acts come as a record majority of Americans voted to reject GOP racism and recklessness by expelling Republicans from the White House and into the minority two-house congress party, sending the two Republican senators to Georgia pack their bags.
“We owe the historic victories in Georgia to a multiracial coalition of voters led by black organizers and black voters who surrendered in record numbers. They won a historic victory that will rebalance power in Congress and put our country on a more compassionate path. Despite generations of racist voter suppression tactics, Georgian voters brought the power of their vote to the polls and made this historic electoral victory a reality.
“We celebrate the organizers in Georgia, especially black women, for their tireless work reaching voters across the state and proving to the world that the votes of low-income, queer, black, brown, AAPI and Indigenous people matter.
“Throughout this election, MoveOn members have focused on promoting Georgians and local organizations on the ground. A diverse group of more than 65,000 MoveOn volunteers in Georgia organized the vote of their friends, families and communities. They made more than 188,000 phone calls, sent 5.2 million text messages, and more than 3,000 MoveOn members joined local groups in Georgia to knock on doors.
“Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock have led bold campaigns that have reached millions of Georgians, got them to vote and which will fundamentally change our future.
“We look forward to working with Senator-elect Jon Ossoff, the Reverend Senator-elect Dr. Raphael Warnock and the new Congress and Administration to bring about transformational change to address the multiple crises we face, including empowerment of the people. , investing in green jobs, criminal justice reform and democratic reform.
“The voters gave the Democrats a mandate. Now they must act accordingly. And quickly.
“Step one – the Senate must remove the obscure and destructive obstruction so that we can act urgently to deal with the multiple crises we are currently facing.
In the Georgia Senate second-round campaign, MoveOn’s work included:
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