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."
The DC Democratic State Committee is partnering with the DSCC to host biweekly phone banks into Georgia between now and January 5. Sign up for one (or more!) shifts at https://www.mobilize.us/dscc/event/364883/.
The campaigns also need 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:
New volunteer opportunities are showing up frequently. The best way to stay informed is to check out the dedicated Georgia runoff elections page on our website - https://www.ward6dems.org/but_wait_there_s_more_georgia_senate_runoffs - or to email 2nd VP Elizabeth Engel to get added to our Ward 6 Dems Volunteers Google group.
You can also sign up to be notified of volunteer opportunities directly with the campaigns.