Atlanta, GA – Today, former United States Vice President and current Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his endorsement of Reverend Raphael Warnock, who is running to represent all Georgians in the U.S. Senate. This announcement comes on the heels of an endorsement from Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Biden’s backing adds to Warnock’s support from state and national figures, including President Obama, Stacey Abrams, President Jimmy Carter, 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 his endorsement, Biden pointed to Warnock’s deep faith that has driven his work advocating for equality and justice, health care and workers’ rights.
“Reverend Warnock is a man of faith, integrity, and a fighter for working families. His life’s story is an example of the promise of what a kid can achieve when they’re given a shot and a good education. From the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s church, Warnock has been in the trenches for years, fighting for Medicaid expansion and quality health care, to protect voting rights and workers’ rights on behalf of all Georgians. We need him in the Senate to keep up that fight and help push our country forward to restore the soul of this nation,” said Vice President Biden.
In her previous endorsement, Senator Kamala Harris said, “Georgia families deserve someone in the U.S. Senate who will expand their access to health care, fight for working people, and combat voter suppression. I’m proud to endorse Reverend Warnock’s campaign.”
“Vice President Biden is right that this election is about the soul of our nation. He has served our nation with deep faith, fighting to make health care more affordable and accessible for everyone and to build an economy that works for everyone. With him and Senator Harris in the White House, we will rebuild an America that honors the dignity of working people and ensures opportunity for all our children. I’m so grateful for his support in this campaign and look forward to working alongside Joe and Kamala in Washington to fight for Georgians,” 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 three fundraising quarters this year. He’s also earned support from leaders across the state including Leader Stacey Abrams, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, former President Jimmy Carter, 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 and Secretary Julián Castro, 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. Fifteen 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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