Atlanta, GA – As confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett continue, the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Roe v. Wade grows more uncertain. Senate Republicans, including unelected Senator Kelly Loeffler, have been outright in their intention to see both this critical piece of legislation and legal precedent overturned. Judge Barrett herself has rejected the fundamental nature of Roe v. Wade during the hearings and has been critical of legal statutes concerning the ACA in the past. Congressman Doug Collins shares in Loeffler’s enthusiasm to see 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions stripped of life-saving protections through the ACA and the reversal of progress in gender equality in the United States.
Unlike his opponents, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock has been a strong advocate of expanding access to quality, affordable care for all Georgians as well as a staunch defender of reproductive justice. In the midst of a debilitating pandemic, Loeffler and Collins have neglected the critical COVID-19 relief Georgians need, instead focusing their efforts on expediting a process that would only leave Georgians more vulnerable.
“These confirmation hearings represent a dangerous impasse during this pandemic,” said Warnock for Georgia spokesperson Ralph Jones, Jr. “In Washington, Senator Loeffler and Congressman Collins have placed on the back burner the critical economic relief that Georgians have been struggling to survive without in favor of championing these confirmation hearings, which themselves signal a slow but steady reversal of health care reform and reproductive justice in America. If elected, Reverend Warnock would be seated immediately, allowing him to weigh in on the side of progress and deliver the principled leadership and representation Georgia deserves in the U.S. Senate.”
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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