“I’ve counseled people through devastating health crises, as they’ve lost jobs and livelihoods and in recent months loved ones to violence and disease that could have and should have been prevented. . .”
Atlanta, GA – Today, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock released his second TV ad of the campaign, “Counseled”, featuring the pastor sharing his experience counseling families through economic hardship and personal crises, including during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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” was released last week and 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 “Counseled” here
Full Transcript of “Counseled”, below:
[Warnock]: As a pastor, part of my job is to be there for families through some of the toughest times in their lives.
I’ve counseled people through devastating health crises, as they’ve lost jobs and livelihoods and in recent months loved ones to violence and disease that could have and should have been prevented.
All too often these are people whom government has forgotten or for whom it was never there for in the first place.
I’m Raphael Warnock, and I’ll always work for you, 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 two fundraising quarters this year. He’s also earned support from leaders across the state including Stacey Abrams, the late Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Jon Ossoff, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, Sarah Riggs Amico, Jason Carter and countless local officials. In addition to robust support from Georgians, he is backed by Planned Parenthood, End Citizens United, Democracy for America, the Congressional Black Caucus as well as Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and over 30 United States Senators, including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown and Cory Booker.
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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