Champion for working families and gun safety advocate backs Warnock’s bid for the U.S. Senate, as the Campaign continues consolidating support across Georgia and nationally
Atlanta, GA – Today, Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath announced her endorsement of Reverend Raphael Warnock, who is running to represent all Georgians in the U.S. Senate. Her endorsement adds to Warnock’s support across the Peach State, including every Democratic member of Georgia’s congressional delegation. Previously, Warnock was endorsed by Congressmen Sanford Bishop, Hank Johnson, David Scott and the late John Lewis. In her endorsement, McBath pointed to Warnock’s history of advocacy on issues that matter for hardworking Georgia families.
McBath, who represents Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, was elected in 2018 and after flipping a historically Republican seat in the North Atlanta suburbs. As one of Congress’ most impactful members, McBath has led on a range of issues that Warnock has centered in his campaign, including fighting to expand access to affordable, quality health care, lowering prescription drug pricing, and supporting common sense gun safety.
“In a time where our country is more divided than ever, my faith teaches me that we must work to bring people together. I know Reverend Warnock is also a person of deep faith,” said Congresswoman McBath. “I am proud to endorse his campaign for the U.S. Senate because he is the candidate who will work for affordable health care, expanding access to the ballot box, and keeping our communities safe from gun violence. I look forward to working alongside him in Congress.”
“Congresswoman McBath knows the pain caused by laws that so consistently fail our communities. She has turned her pain into power – and she is exactly who we need in Washington,” said Reverend Warnock. “I am proud to receive her endorsement because of her leadership on issues like health care and gun safety. I look forward to joining her in the fight for a more equitable country.”
Reverend Warnock launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate in January 2020, and independent analysts at Cook Political immediately moved the race to one of the most competitive in the nation. Warnock outraised every candidate – Democrat and Republican – for the special election in the first two fundraising quarters this year. He’s also earned support from leaders across the state including Stacey Abrams, the late John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Jon Ossoff, Teresa Tomlinson, Sarah Riggs Amico, Jason Carter and countless local officials. In addition to robust support from Georgians, he is backed by Planned Parenthood, End Citizens United, Democracy for America, the Congressional Black Caucus as well as Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and over 30 United States Senators, including Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown and Cory Booker.
About Reverend Warnock
Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Fourteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is only the fifth Senior Pastor in the history of the church and the youngest pastor ever selected to serve in that position. Reverend Warnock believes his service does not stop at the church door, and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage. As Senator, Reverend Warnock will bring to Washington the concerns of struggling Georgia families who wonder why no one is looking out for them, and focus on fighting for quality, affordable health care, for the dignity of working people who are paid too little as our government works more for Wall Street, and to make sure every voice is heard.
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