Received two e-mails from prominent Democratic politicians helping mobilize Latino voters in Georgia for the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections on January 5th. The first one is from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14):
Without Democratic control of the Senate, Mitch McConnell is going to do everything in his power to continue the policies of the Trump era. At best, we’ll see brutal gridlock that blocks any chance at COVID relief, a $15/hr minimum wage, paid family and sick leave, a path to citizenship or climate change policy. At worse, we’ll lose the Affordable Care Act, DACA, reproductive rights and other basic liberties to McConnell’s new conservative majority in the Supreme Court and be powerless to stop it.
But there’s hope. On January 5th, two Georgia Senate races will go through run-off elections. If we can win both, our hope for progressive change returns before 2022. Winning both of these races is a massive challenge, which is why Team AOC jumped in to help.
So far, we’ve helped raise over $500,000 for groups doing on-the-ground organizing, deep canvassing, and community advocacy in Georgia. Now, we’re kicking things up a notch, and pushing to raise at least $1,000,000 for these groups by January 5th.
That can’t happen without your support. Today, we’re asking you to split a contribution between our campaign and Mijente PAC – an organization that’s been on the ground in Georgia for the last 4 years boosting Latino turnout. Will you step up?
After the runoff was announced, we sent several emails to fundraise for six different grassroots groups in Georgia. And, thanks to you, we raised over $500,000 that went entirely to those organizers. But now, we’re asking you to split a contribution between one of these groups and our campaign. Here’s why: with control of the Senate on the line, Mitch McConnell and the entire GOP infrastructure are ramping up their attacks on Alexandria and our movement. They’re casting her and the progressive policies we all believe in as dangerous liabilities, and some establishments Democrats are starting to get spooked.
We know that running on progressive policies is not just morally right, it’s strategically smart. We saw how a $15/hr minimum wage passed in Florida even when Trump carried the state, and how Black Lives Matter helped register over a million voters. We can’t let establishments Democrats get scared into abandoning the very policies and grassroots movements that can make our Party successful.
We are fighting back against Mitch McConnell’s attacks, but they are coming at a particularly vulnerable time. Every campaign sees a major dip in fundraising after the election, and Facebook has temporarily banned any political fundraising ads. Can you split a contribution today so that we have the resources for a fair fight with Mitch McConnell — both in Georgia and at home?
Yours in the fight,
The next one if from former presidential candidate and HUD Secretary, Julián Castro (D. TX):
Georgia’s voter registration deadline is in 15 days. Which means we have two weeks to reach every voter, ensure they’re registered, and elect two Senators who will give us control of the Senate.
There’s a lot of work to be done right now to make sure all newly eligible voters in Georgia are registered. It’s all hands on deck.
That’s why we’re joining forces with groups like Mijente and the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), two grassroots organizations working overtime to reach and register Latino voters in Georgia.
Will you join us by splitting a contribution between Mijente, GLAHR, and People First Future right now to ensure we have the resources needed to guarantee an overwhelming voter turn out on January 5th?
I can’t stress this enough: If we win these races, we can get rid of Mitch McConnell and pass historic legislation in the Senate.
Georgia has one of the largest Latino populations in the country — which means we can’t win without Latino voters.
That’s why the work of Mijente and GLAHR is so important right now. These groups are working together to connect with local communities and mobilize Latino voters to get registered and then get to the polls.
You can help power this work to reach Latino voters and flip the Senate by splitting a contribution right now between Mijente, GLAHR, and People First Future. Make your contribution here now.
Thank you for stepping up today,