Received this e-mail today from the great Stacey Abrams (D. GA) in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign:
In a moment, I’m going to ask you to make a donation to Reverend Raphael Warnock’s campaign for U.S. Senate in Georgia. But first, let me explain why I am proud to endorse him and why your early support is so critical.
In 2018, we built a diverse coalition of hardworking folks from all over Georgia, especially Georgians from marginalized communities who felt unseen and unheard. Our fight was rooted in the belief that poverty is immoral, that Georgians deserve access to affordable health care and that the economy ought to work for everyone.
The fact is, people in the White House and the U.S. Senate are failing Georgians of every political party, every race and every region.
The Republican Party’s divisive agenda – and systematic voter suppression – goes against everything we stand for as Americans. But here’s what gives me hope: All around the country, good people – including many folks who have never been involved with politics before – are stepping up to fight back and defend American values. We have the grassroots energy we need to restore this nation’s democracy – and if we all do our part in 2020 to elect leaders who share these values, I know we can make our vision for the country a reality.
That’s why I am so excited Reverend Raphael Warnock, a champion for Georgians in the fight for justice, announced he is running for U.S. Senate. Reverend Warnock is a strong leader, a pastor and an advocate – and he would be the first black senator our state has ever elected. If you are as ready as I am to support Reverend Warnock’s campaign, please give $5 or more right now to become a Founding Donor so we can flip Georgia blue and take back the Senate for Democrats in 2020.
Reverend Warnock knows the incredible movement we built in Georgia in 2018, and he’s determined to build the energy we need all the way to the ballot box in November. He’s ready to fight voter suppression, ensure that health care is protected and expanded and break barriers to opportunity so that future generations know that the sky is the limit.
For the past 15 years, I have watched Reverend Warnock lead on issues of social justice, economic access and voting rights. We stood shoulder to shoulder on the toughest fights, against opponents who used their power to belittle and erase their fellow Georgians. He’s dedicated his life to public service, and I know without a doubt that he will be a strong advocate for folks in every corner of our state.
But if we are going to build momentum and flip Georgia blue in 2020, we need to show Reverend Warnock – and a Republican Party that thinks they can steal this seat by spending millions of dollars and suppressing the vote – that we have a grassroots movement strong enough to win. That is why I need supporters like YOU to help us get this campaign off the ground.
So please, friend, will you give $5 now – as much as you can spare – to help Reverend Warnock win this Senate seat, flip Georgia blue and ensure our constitutional rights are protected in the years to come?
Thank you for your support.