“You don’t find a lot of people in Washington like Reverend Warnock. And that’s exactly why we’ve got to get him there.”
Atlanta, GA – Today, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock released his latest TV ad of the cycle, “Elect”, featuring Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, speaking about Reverend Warnock’s strong moral commitment to fighting for equality and other critical issues, and highlighted the need to elect him to the United States Senate to level the playing field for all working Georgians.
Since becoming Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the historic spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Warnock has been an outspoken advocate for access to affordable health care, helping lead efforts in Georgia to expand Medicaid, and he’s been a statewide leader on protecting voting rights, including helping to register over 400,000 new voters as the former Chair of the New Georgia Project.
Warnock’s first TV ad “Grew Up” — released in August — detailed his humble upbringing in Savannah, Georgia, and commitment to fighting to expand access to affordable, quality health care, protecting the dignity of workers and ensuring the right to vote.
Watch “Elect” here
Full transcript of “Elect” below:
[OBAMA]: I want to talk to you about the stakes in this election as plainly as I can. If we’re going to get this virus under control, get folks back to work, and make sure affordable health care is available for everybody, we’ve got to send people to Washington who aren’t interested in playing political games or making themselves rich. We’ve got to elect folks who will get to work for people like you.
That’s why I’m supporting Reverend Raphael Warnock in the special election for Senate. Reverend Warnock’s someone I’ve known for years. He’s a man of great moral integrity, a leader in the truest sense of the word. He’s spent his life pushing for justice, fighting to expand health care, protecting voting rights and the dignity of work. You don’t find a lot of people in Washington like Reverend Warnock. And that’s exactly why we’ve got to get him there.
Please join me in supporting Raphael Warnock for Senate.
[WARNOCK V/O]: I’m Raphael Warnock and I know we can do better. That’s why I approve this message.
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. 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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