The Georgia senate runoffs will not only impact the potential Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, but they have a direct bearing on DC's statehood efforts. Both Democratic challengers in Georgia, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, are officially on the record as supporting statehood. To quote the Warnock campaign: "DC statehood is incredibly important to the Reverend, who recognizes that millions of citizens are disenfranchised and are taxed without representation. Winning a Senate majority, which now runs through Georgia, would ensure that we change that immediately."
Right now, what they most need is money, and we are pooling DC donations so we can make a direct connection between their support of us and DC Statehood and our support of them. Donate today at:
UPDATE Wednesday, November 11
We are getting LOTS of interest in volunteering to help in Georgia, and slots are filling up fast (for instance, Reclaim Our Vote has already distributed all their addresses, and the Nov. 14-15 Weekend of Action is now FULL). Please DO NOT freelance. The following groups have been on the ground in Georgia and know what needs to be done. Sign up for updates and/or volunteering directly with them. Let them set the strategy and tell us what they most need from us. Meanwhile, we'll continue to update you here on our website and in our bi-weekly newsletter.
- Fair Fight Action (Stacey Abrams's group) - https://fairfight.com
- Georgia Democrats - http://www.georgiademocrat.org
- Volunteering direct with Warnock campaign - https://warnockforgeorgia.com/take-action/
- Volunteering direct with Ossoff campaign - https://www.mobilize.us/electjon/
- New Georgia Project - https://newgeorgiaproject.org
- Advancing Justice Atlanta - https://www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org
- Black Voters Matter - https://blackvotersmatterfund.org
- GALEO - https://galeo.org
THESE SLOTS ARE ALREADY FULL:
There will be a text and phone banking weekend of action November 14-15, led by Stacey Abrams' organization Fair Fight Action - details and shift registration at https://www.mobilize.us/fairfightaction/event/362669/.
VERY 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 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k5pKB6cDRu9Q64nHgE5zUgrZrYvoigOrZddS1zEXBqA/edi