Stories tagged: "Raphael Warnock"

Georgia elected its first Black senator this week when Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Kelly Loeffler in a special Georgia Senate runoff election. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)
Raphael Warnock Was Painted as a ‘Radical’ but His Policies Are Popular With a Majority of Americans

Warnock's win underscores a growing reality: progressive ideas are popular.

Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are projected to be the next senators from the state of Georgia after winning their runoff elections.
Warnock and Ossoff Win Georgia Senate Races, Securing Majority for Democrats

Warnock will make history as the first Black Senator from Georgia. Control of the US Senate—and President-elect Joe Biden's agenda—hangs in the balance as the nation waits for the second winner to be called.

headshots of five Georgia voters
‘I’m Ready for Tuesday’: Here Is What’s Inspiring Georgians To Vote in the Runoff Elections

After a year that saw the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and baseless claims of voter fraud, Georgians know their votes matter now more than ever.

Georgia Republican Senate candidates David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) listen to former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speak during a rally on December 20, 2020 in Cumming, Georgia. The Senate Firewall campaign event comes ahead of a crucial runoff election for Perdue and Loeffler on January 5th that will determine what party controls the United States Senate.  (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
COVID Is Not Ending Anytime Soon—Loeffler and Perdue Could Prevent Any More Help For Your Family

They opposed COVID aid for months, and that will likely continue if they win and Republicans hold on to the Senate majority.

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Vote in the GA Runoffs So Average Americans Like My Parents Have a Shot at Getting More COVID Relief

Perdue and Loeffler are among the wealthiest members of the Senate. And they're trying to earn the vote of average, working-class Georgians like my mom and dad.

Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are trying to take credit for helping Americans with their most recent stimulus votes, but their records are in direct opposition to that narrative.
Loeffler and Perdue Want to Act Like Stimulus Heroes. Here Are Their Actual Records.

Both Georgia Senators are hoping their vote in favor of the latest stimulus package wins them votes. However, their policies fly directly in the face of helping Georgian's survive the pandemic.

President Donald Trump attends a rally in support of Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on December 05, 2020 in Valdosta, Georgia. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Black Faith Leaders in Georgia Slam Loeffler Over ‘False Characterizations’

“We call on you to cease and desist your false characterizations of Reverend Warnock as ‘radical’ or ‘socialist,’ when there is nothing in his background, writings or sermons that suggests those characterizations to be true."