Atlanta, GA – With one week until Election Day and almost 3 million votes already cast, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock continues to center access to quality, affordable health care in his campaign.
While his opponents are supporting attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act and end protections for pre-existing conditions for 1.8 million Georgians in the middle of the pandemic, Warnock has spoken with Georgians across the state about how he will fight to preserve the ACA and improve access to care for rural and underserved communities.
Throughout his candidacy, Warnock has called for a health care system that will be equitable for all. With one week before Election Day and the only hospital in Randolph County, which ranks third in COVID-19 deaths in America, closing its doors, the stakes of the election are clear.
“When they failed to expand Medicaid, our state’s GOP left 500,000 Georgians without care when they needed it most,” said Warnock campaign spokesperson Ralph Jones, Jr. “Even now, Loeffler and Collins are still supporting attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of the pandemic. Georgians need a senator who will fight for them and their access to critical medical care. Reverend Warnock spoke out against the endless GOP attacks on health care years before he launched his campaign, and as Senator he will continue his work to make health care accessible for all Georgians.”
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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