(Columbia, SC) – 2020 has been an extraordinary year in many regards, and the election season across the United States has been the pivotal point in showcasing how important our individual vote and involvement in our community can bring great change. A great change in history is being made in Georgia as Senator Raphael Warnock and Senator Jon Ossoff of Georgia are in the home-stretch of their election bids in runoff style and Daniel Blackman For Georgia Public Service Commission. SC Joins the fight! and the Georgia Coalition hope to create awareness between these neighboring states to generate more remarkable voter turnout by January 5th.
The Georgia Coalition, which is made up of all Georgia NAACP chapters and spearheaded by Richard Rose and Ray McClendon, has partnered with SC Joins the Fight (SCJTF), a coalition of activists, organizations, and businesses organized by Pump, Power & Politics a 501 C 4 organization. SCJTF was created to provide other states with assistance from our great and knowledgeable political operatives in the beautiful state of South Carolina with the first initiative being the Georgia Senate race. As we all know, the upcoming Georgia Senate race is important not just to Georgia but to our entire nation.
“The ambitious plan will include more than 20 voter registration events; a similar number of high visibility community outreach events with food, music, and speakers; no-contact canvassing targeting low propensity voters; poll monitoring and a number of early voting engagement efforts spearheaded by the Georgia Coalition. We urgently need your help in covering the $350,000.00 cost to implement this effort,” says Georgia Coalition.
The senate seats in Georgia and the General Public Service Commission are important seats that can lead to a more inclusive future in the state. Voter turnout has been hitting record lows for years; however, as we saw with the Presidential election, voter turnout this year can be massive and lead to real change. These races saw intensely tight voting counts, and the runoffs have high stakes.
Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock is challenging incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler for the seat; Warnock once led the race by seven points but fell short of the 50 percent threshold needed to be declared the winner. Jon Ossoff is also the Democratic Senator who is running against Republican incumbent David Perdue. Democrat Daniel Blackman is going for the Georgia Public Service Commission to represent District 4.
“But the battle is not yet over. So, we are continuing what so far has been a successful effort to increase voter participation in the key counties where about 77 percent of the African-American electorate live,” says Georgia Coalition. This is a crucial election in our lifetime with all of the US watching the tides of democracy change within Georgia, it is up to Georgian voters and its neighboring states to assist and encourage them to voice for a better future where communities come together to support others. South Carolina’s SC Joins the Fight! and Georgia’s NAACP Coalition are teaming up to create opportunities for voters and their futures.
Any South Carolinian who would like to get involved with the GOTV efforts in Georgia can do so through any of the below methods.
Contact Georgia Coalition
Atlanta NAACP Branch
Political Action Chairman
Atlanta NAACP Branch