#Fight4HER Helped Flip Georgia Blue!

Lauren Salmiery, Advocacy Specialist

Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol was an abhorrent display of fascism and white supremacy. And it was predictable and preventable. Amidst this despicable anti-democratic insurrection, we are finding the space to celebrate the huge wins that took place in the Georgia runoff elections on Tuesday. These wins bring Georgia’s first Black and first Jewish senators to the nation’s capital.

With the hard work and commitment of 101 volunteers, who spent over 260 hours making 9,886 calls and speaking with more than 1,000 voters, we helped elect Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff!

Thanks to all of our hard working and dedicated volunteers, #Fight4HER helped secure the much needed Democratic majority in the Senate. Our tireless efforts to help turn out the vote throughout Georgia paid off, and we flipped Georgia blue! As we reflect on our work, we all share our gratitude for Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight, Black Voters Matter, New Georgia Project, and the countless organizers who laid the foundation to ensure these groundbreaking victories.

During the many calls I made, I spoke with a 72-year-old Georgia voter named Linda. She was eager to talk to me about electing both Democratic candidates, and told me about her own organizing efforts. Linda was calling through her address book to contact people she knew all the way back from elementary school to make sure they were voting—and that they were voting for Democrats. She went on to tell me that she was going to drive folks from her senior citizen center to the polls on Election Day to ensure everyone would have their voice heard. We are so grateful to everyone who, like Linda, worked to get folks in their networks to the polls.

As we grapple with the state of our democracy, we look forward to welcoming Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff to the Senate where we can count on them to support comprehensive reproductive health care policies for people around the world. And we are ready to get to work with our new Senate majority to pass the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to the full range of reproductive health care.

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