Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign:
This is urgent: Republican lawmakers in Georgia just enacted one of the most restrictive voter suppression bills in the country – and with the Senate now back in session, I need your grassroots support to fight back immediately.
Our opponents have seen the power of our movement when we organize our communities and get out the vote – so now they’re changing the rules for the next election to undermine our constitutional rights and silence our voices. It's shameful, and we cannot let it stand.
That's why I'm proud that the very first bill I am co-sponsoring in the U.S. Senate is the For the People Act, a pro-democracy reform bill that expands access to voting to ensure that every eligible voter can participate in our democracy.
The For the People Act includes provisions to increase election security funding and expand vote-by-mail. It will stop bad actors from arbitrarily purging voter rolls and help get dark money out of politics. This act will strengthen our democracy – plain and simple – and passing it needs to be our TOP priority.
I'm working as hard as I can to make this a reality, but with our razor-thin majority in the Senate – and Republicans attacking me at every turn – I need to know that grassroots folks like you are with me. I’m looking for 25,000 committed Democrats to sign the petition to help me fight back against GOP attacks on our voting rights and protect our democracy by midnight tonight, and I’m counting on you to be one of them.
Thank you in advance for speaking up when it matters most.
– Rev. Raphael Warnock