As the Warnock campaign continues consolidating support, more Georgia and national leaders are backing the Reverend’s movement
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Honorable Jimmy Carter, former United States President and Georgia Governor and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, announced their endorsement of Reverend Raphael Warnock, who is running to represent all Georgians in the U.S. Senate. This announcement comes on the heels of endorsements from former President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. The Carters’ backing adds to Warnock’s support from state and national figures, including Stacey Abrams, every Democratic member of Georgia’s Congressional delegation, the majority of the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus, and the majority of the State House and Senate’s Democratic members. In the endorsement, President Carter pointed to Warnock’s history of fighting for economic opportunity for all Georgians.
Carter, the 39th President of the United States, was elected in 1976 and remained in office until 1981. Before serving as Commander in Chief, he was the Governor of Georgia from 1971-1975. As a former state senator and Navy veteran, Carter has been a longtime advocate for equality, justice and international peace.
“During these difficult times, our nation must continue to march towards progress while holding fast to our American values of equality, justice and economic opportunity for all. Reverend Warnock knows the struggles Georgians are facing in this unique crisis — families losing health care, shuttered rural hospitals and record unemployment — all in the middle of a pandemic,” said President Carter. “I am pleased to support his campaign to be our next U.S. Senator, because I know he will be the voice Georgians need in Washington to ensure every child and every family has an opportunity to thrive.”
“President Carter’s legacy as a human rights champion and humanitarian from his time in the Oval Office to the ongoing work of the Carter Center are an inspiration to us all. I am honored to have earned his support in this campaign and look forward to continuing his legacy of service to our state and country in Washington.” said Reverend Warnock.
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, Congresswoman Lucy McBath, Ambassador Andrew Young, Jon Ossoff, Teresa Tomlinson, Sarah Riggs Amico, the Georgia AFL-CIO and countless local officials. In addition to robust support from Georgians, he is backed by Planned Parenthood, End Citizens United, Human Rights Campaign, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC as well as Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris and over 30 United States Senators, including Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown and Cory Booker, and former President Barack Obama.
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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