Loeffler has remained silent amid reports that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham tried to pressure the state to throw out legally cast ballots.
Atlanta, GA – Today, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Reverend Raphael Warnock held a press conference addressing Senator Kelly Loeffler failure to defend Georgians’ right to vote against an attempt to discount legally cast ballots in Georgia — once again selling out and trading on her constituents’ best interests.
At the event, Warnock discussed his work to expand voting rights, the stakes of the January election for health care, and the urgent need to disavow any attempts to tamper with our Democratic process. He also made it clear that voting rights are on the ballot, as the President of the United States and his enablers like Senator Loeffler aim to undermine Georgia’s election results.
“Senator Loeffler is undermining faith in our election systems by making claims of fraud without any evidence and failing to speak out against the suggestion that legally cast ballots be tossed out,” said Reverend Warnock. “This should not be a question of politics or political party, and it is time for Senator Loeffler to condemn the vile attacks against our democracy.”
Warnock’s own past work on fighting for voting rights includes:
- In the aftermath of 2006’s Hurricane Katrina, Warnock organized buses to help Louisiana voters access the polls and exercise their right to vote as one of his first undertakings after joining Ebenezer Baptist Church.
- In 2017, he became the chair of the New Georgia Project, a voting rights and education advocacy organization founded by Stacey Abrams. Since its inception, the organization has registered over 400,000 new voters.
- Warnock also penned an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, drawing attention to the Georgia Republican party’s assault on voting rights.
- At Ebenezer, Warnock has participated for years in ‘Souls to the Polls’ activities, voter mobilization efforts often hosted at churches and houses of worship across the country to encourage voting in the Black community.
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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