|“People sometimes ask me why a pastor would decide to run for the U.S. Senate. My answer is simple. I’ve always felt that my impact does not stop at the church door, that’s actually where it starts.”|
Atlanta, GA – Today, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Reverend Raphael Warnock released two new ads detailing Warnock’s commitment to public service and the ways that his faith has guided his work on behalf of the people of Georgia.
In “Congregate,” Warnock speaks about the issues that unite all Georgians and the need for moral leadership in Washington. In “Path,” Warnock shares his commitment to fight for Georgians on issues like health care and education.
Warnock was the second youngest of twelve children growing up in the Kayton Homes housing projects in Savannah and has been an outspoken advocate for the dignity of working people and the need to expand access to quality, affordable health care. During his campaign for Senate, he has traveled to over 30 cities across Georgia to share his vision for an economy and a health care system that will work for all.
|Watch “Congregate” Here|
Full transcript of “Congregate” below:
[Warnock]: People sometimes ask me why a pastor would decide to run for the U.S. Senate. My answer is simple. I’ve always felt that my impact does not stop at the church door, that’s actually where it starts. I love this country and believe that what makes America so great is that we’ve always had a path to make it greater. I’m Raphael Warnock, and whether you congregate at a church, synagogue, or at kitchen tables across Georgia, we can all agree that Washington could use some moral leadership. That’s why I approve this message.
|Watch “Path” Here|
Full transcript of “Path” below:
[Warnock Voiceover]: I see my campaign for the United States Senate as a logical next step to the work I’ve been doing all along. I’ve been fighting for health care reform, saying it really is a moral mandate. I’ve been fighting for the dignity of work, I’ve been fighting so children have access to quality education. I see this as a path to doing good work. And I’d be deeply honored if the people of Georgia would give me that privilege. I’m Raphael Warnock, and I approve this message.
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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