Atlanta, GA – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes, and ongoing GOP attacks on the U.S. Postal Service and mail-in voting, more than three million Georgians have already voted, and as many as six million Georgians are predicted to cast their ballot by Tuesday. At the close of the early voting period on Friday, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock thanked voters for turning out in unprecedented numbers, many waiting in line for hours to making their voices heard:
“Millions of Georgians have already cast their ballot in the most important election of our lifetimes,” said Warnock. “Health care, justice, and protections for pre-existing conditions for 1.8 million Georgians are on the ballot, and the enthusiasm we are continuing to see in this campaign shows that our state is ready for a change. Georgia is witnessing a struggle between voter suppression and voter enthusiasm, and I believe the historic turnout in this election shows that the people will not be silent. The best words in any democracy are ‘the people have spoken,’ and this year, Georgia voters are making their voices heard in the face of every obstacle.”
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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