Help Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win their Georgia Senate Runoffs on January 5, 2021.
What follows is a bundle of useful information that will help you help Georgians lift Warnock and Ossoff to victory in the twin Senate runoff elections on January 5, 2021. Please bookmark it so you don’t miss any small updates we might add over the next few months.
Here’s job one: Spread the word to friends and family in Georgia about voter registration.
The deadline to register to vote in the January runoffs is:
If you weren’t registered in time for the November general election, you can get squared away to vote in these races.
If you will turn 18 before the January 5, 2021 election, you can register to vote in the runoff.
Here also is the direct link for Georgia residents to request a mail-in ballot for the runoffs, courtesy of @Taniel:
Other dates to know, which will gain importance over time:
Early voting for the two Georgia Senate races begins on December 14, 2020 and ends on January 1, 2021.
We also need to center and support organizations already on the ground in Georgia who will turn out the Democratic vote in the twin Senate runoffs.
The New Georgia Project encourages civic engagement among Georgians, and is a leader in helping them register to vote. See the New Georgia Project website:
See the Link Tree for the New Georgia Project, which includes links that allow Georgians to register to vote, track their ballots, cure their ballots, and more:
See its About page:
Like the New Georgia Project on Facebook:
Follow the New Georgia Project on Twitter:
Follow the New Georgia Project’s CEO, Nse Ufot:
One of the many endeavors of Black Voters Matter is registering people to vote. Georgia has been one of its target states. The organization will concentrate its efforts there for the next few months.
See the website for Black Voters Matter:
See its Our Purpose page:
See the list of dates for the Black Votes Matter bus tour, which should soon come to Georgia:
Fair Fight Action, launched by Georgia stalwart Stacey Abrams, is at the forefront of the effort.
See the main website for Fair Fight Action:
Like Fair Fight on Facebook:
Spread the Vote, an organization that helps prospective voters obtain IDs they need to cast a ballot, has a branch in Georgia. See the Georgia page on the Spread the Vote website:
This comes to OTYCD via @renay, and it was originally tweeted by @MalaikaJabali. It is a Google Doc listing relevant groups in Georgia that are lead by people of color, created by They See Blue Georgia. (Some are repeats of orgs mentioned elsewhere in this post, and, fair warning, we haven’t had a chance to vet some of the groups):
Also worth bookmarking is this Google Doc of slides created by Ana Diaz-Hernandez, who has roots in south Georgia. She will continue to update the slides throughout the next two months.
The Vote Save America folks have launched a fund that assists 14 grassroots organizations in Georgia that helped flip the state blue and will help Warnock and Ossoff win.
Dubbed Every Last Vote: Peaches and Dreams, it distributes funds to groups discussed above as well as:
Georgia Alliance for Progress
Georgia Conservation Voters
Color of Change
Black Male Voter Project
Postcards to Voters launched a GOTV (Get Out The Vote) project for the Georgia Senate runoffs. As of November 14, 2020, it still had addresses to distribute.
New postcard writers should visit the Volunteer page and follow the directions given there:
Approved postcard writers should visit the Addresses page at the Postcards to Voters site to learn how to sign on:
Also see the main Postcards to Voters site:
And follow Postcards to Voters founder Tony the Democrat on Twitter:
Postcards to Swing States has launched a Georgia-specific sequel, with the cards going in the mail between December 26 and December 28, 2020.
This time, the organizers are selling the pre-printed Georgia cards. Prices start at $9 for 50. It also appears that they’ve designated a set number of bundles–as of November 14, 2020, the 750-card option was sold out.
Volunteer writers will receive addresses on email and are expected to provide their own postage.
See the Postcards to Swing States site:
Flip the West, an organization devoted to electing Democrats to the Senate, has created a Georgia Rapid Action Squad. Sign up at this link to volunteer to help elect Warnock and Ossoff:
And! Of course! You need the basics on the two candidates!
See his Meet Raphael page:
Follow Warnock on Twitter:
Update, November 6, 2020: Stacey Abrams sent a thank-you tweet that included several handles for people who have helped build things up in Georgia. We’ve added them below. It might make sense for you to create a list on Twitter for Georgia contacts, so you can check it a few times a day.
Rebecca DeHart, CEO at Fair Count, the census-focused sister organization to Fair Fight:
Nikema Williams, a Georgia state Senator and chair of the Georgia Democrats:
The Atlanta branch of Asian Americans Advancing Justice:
Lauren Groh-Wargo, CEO of Fair Fight Action:
Saira Draper, Director of Voter Protection for the Democratic Party of Georgia:
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