Thanks to the hard work of countless voters, donors, and campaigners, Joe Biden will be our next president. Yet, his ability to do even the most basic aspects of governing, such as confirm cabinet appointments and pass much-needed legislation, will be determined by control of the US Senate. Republicans in the Senate spent years blocking President Obama’s agenda, and they’ll try to do the same to Biden.
Fortunately, Democrats can gain control of the Senate if they win both senate races in the upcoming January 5th Georgia special election. The Democratic candidates are Jon Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker, and Reverend Raphael Warnock, the pastor at Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church. They’re both running strong campaigns against very flawed Republican candidates, but they still need all the help they can get.
Here’s what you can do to flip control of the Senate to Democrats:
- Tell every Georgian you know to vote. You can find information on early voting and election day voting here.
- Join me and other New York Democrats in making calls to Georgia voters. Sign up here for Sundays and here for Wednesdays.
- Donate to Jon Ossoff here and Reverend Raphael Warnock here. This is an incredibly expensive race and they’ll need every penny they can get.
If we want to stop Republicans from blocking further stimulus payments, healthcare expansion, and infrastructure spending, we need Democrats to control the Senate. Please join me in taking the actions above and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.