Atlanta, GA – Today, 100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock released a statement thanking the trailblazers then and now who have helped set our democracy on the path of equality for all:
“Our nation was conceived in liberty and founded in protest. For decades, women seeking the right to vote were attacked for their principles. And tomorrow, 100 years and a day after those courageous women won a historic moral battle for suffrage, the Democratic Party will nominate the first woman of color on a presidential ticket. The right to vote is the right that causes our whole system to cohere, and I thank the women who have protested in the streets and legislated in the halls of Congress to move our nation forward.”
“We still have a long road ahead of us. The wage gap for female entrepreneurs in Georgia is the largest of any state. But today, we celebrate and honor the women who have taken the first steps down that path toward equality and recommit ourselves to working even harder for change.”
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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