WEEKLY REVEREND WRAP: Warnock Campaigns in LaGrange and Cobb County; Secures Resources for Veterans; Announces Funding for Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
This week, Reverend Warnock traveled across Georgia meeting with voters, community leaders, and faith leaders in LaGrange, Cobb County, and Dunwoody. This week, Reverend Warnock announced he secured additional resources to support Georgia veterans and federal funding for upgrades to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. He received an endorsement from the AAPI Victory Fund and celebrated Independence Day alongside fellow Georgians in the Peachtree Road Race.
WARNOCK FIGHTS FOR GEORGIA VETERANS
This week, Reverend Warnock announced he secured additional resources to support Georgia veterans through the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program. The grants secured by Warnock will support three Georgia organizations that assist veterans with job training. In addition, last year, Reverend Warnock fought to secure $2.5 million to reduce veteran homelessnes.
- U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) are jointly working to help veterans reenter the workforce and find stable housing.
- Sens. Ossoff and Warnock announced, on Friday, new resources through the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program for three Georgia organizations that work to help veterans access job training and get the support they need return to the workforce.
Savannah Tribune—Ossoff & Warnock Announce Resources To Help Veterans
- U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff secured new resources to help veterans reenter the workforce and find stable housing.
- Sens. Ossoff and Warnock today announced the new resources through the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program for three Georgia organizations that work to help veterans access job training and get the support they need to return to the workforce.
- “It’s our duty to stand up for the people who stand up for us,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “I was proud to team up with Senator Ossoff to secure new federal investments that will help give Georgia’s veterans the resources and tools they need to secure safe housing and seamlessly enter the workforce.”
- This is the latest step Sens. Ossoff and Warnock have taken to ensure the well-being and safety of veterans in Georgia.
- Last year, the Senators also secured over $2.5 million for Georgia organizations that work to reduce veteran homelessness
WARNOCK SECURES UPGRADES TO ATLANTA’S HARTSFIELD-JACKSON AIRPOR
On Wednesday, Reverend Warnock helped to secure upgrades to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, money he secured through the bipartisan infrastructure law. Thanks to this funding, Hartsfield-Jackson will be able to upgrade terminal D, with an expected 500 construction jobs created in the process.
- Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is expanding thanks to new federal funding. GPB’s Amanda Andrews reports on today’s announcement from President Biden.
- The grant will put $40 million toward upgrading Concourse D at Hartsfield, creating 500 construction jobs.
- She was joined by Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. In total, 85 airports will receive money from the Federal Aviation Administration to expand their terminals, increase energy efficiency, and boost accessibility for disabled passengers.
- FAA Deputy Administrator A. Bradley Mims said this project is about modernizing America’s transit.
- “The work that goes into building safer, more accessible and sustainable terminals will provide opportunities for people across the nation,” Mims said. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a critical investment not only in our nation’s infrastructure, but an investment in the future of our country’s workforce.”
WARNOCK ENDORSED BY AAPI VICTORY FUND
On Wednesday, the AAPI Victory Fund, which focuses on mobilizing Asian American and Pacific Islanders, announced they are endorsing Reverend Warnock for the general election.
WARNOCK CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY
On Monday, Reverend Warnock celebrated the Fourth of July alongside fellow Georgians as he ran in the Peachtree Road Race, followed by a visit to the Dunwoody Fourth of July Festival.
Reverend Warnock runs in the Fourth of July Peachtree Road Race:
Reverend Warnock spoke with voters during the Dunwoody Fourth of July Festival:
WARNOCK TRAVELS TO LAGRANGE, MEETS WITH MEMBERS OF THE FAITH COMMUNITY AND VOTERS
Last weekend, Reverend Raphael Warnock met with Georgia voters and community leaders in LaGrange and Cobb County. In LaGrange, Reverend Warnock met with pastors and faith leaders and headlined a “Rev’d Up” campaign rally. The following day, Reverend Warnock attended a barbecue in Cobb County. At both events, Reverend Warnock took time to meet with voters and discuss his work to improve the lives of Georgia’s hardworking families.
Reverend Warnock attended a meeting with pastors and members of the interfaith community:
Later, Reverend Warnock attended a rally where he met with voters and community leaders:
- The campaign rally was held at Rhoades Casual Dining, where Warnock met with supporters in Troup County. As the rain came down, the crowd huddled under a canopy to hear the Reverend’s remarks.
- Warnock spoke about legislation passed by the Senate, such as the American Rescue Plan. He thanked LaGrange voters who helped secure the majority in 2021. The Senator also said he wants to extend the Child Tax Credit and continue working toward student debt forgiveness.
- The visit comes on the heels of his progress with the Affordable Insulin Now Act, which aims to cap the cost of insulin at $35 a month.
- “This is a state where 12% of adults have diabetes,” Warnock told News 3. “When you need insulin, you need insulin. It’s not optional. People are literally rationing insulin. My bill would cap the cost. I have a stand-alone bill. It’s also a provision in a larger bipartisan package. I’m hoping we will get this introduced on the floor and passed in the very next work period.”
- This week, insulin drug manufacturer Sanofi announced it would be capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month for all uninsured U.S. patients. Warnock’s team says this move is a sign of momentum for the bill. This legislation is expected to be on the Senate floor in the coming months.
Reverend Warnock spoke with voters during the annual Cobb County Herb Butler Barbecue:
Marietta Daily Journal — Warnock asks Cobb: Will we be a country of Jan. 5 or Jan. 6?
- The country has a choice to make, U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock said in a talk to the Cobb County Democratic Committee on Saturday.
- Independence Day weekend is a time to remember the American story and how the country is knit together “by a grand and noble idea,” Warnock told the crowd.
- The Fourth of July, he said, is the American family’s reunion, and “all families have a complicated story.”
- In the end, Warnock, who faces Republican Herschel Walker in November’s election, said legislation is a letter to our children.
- “And I came to Cobb County just to suggest that each of us ought to take a moment during this weekend and ask ourselves, what do we want that letter to say? Do we want to push our country closer toward January 6 or toward January 5? I choose January 5. I choose freedom. I choose truth telling. I choose justice. I choose a country where a kid who grew up in public housing can become a United States senator … I choose us. I choose all of us. Happy family reunion. God bless you,” he said as the audience roared with applause.