What’s at stake in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections?
Georgia’s 2 open seats could tip the balance of the U.S. Senate. This election will affect our lives for years to come through Senate votes on issues like:
These elections are expected to be extremely close. Make sure your voice is heard and your vote is counted.
Black voters in Georgia are the most powerful voters in America right now.
For some Georgians, the Senate runoffs will mark the 5th election they’ve voted in this year. That’s dedication.
If you voted in Georgia in 2020, we’re deeply grateful for your commitment to democracy.
Now it’s time to use your power at the ballot box yet again and encourage your fellow voters to do so.
Commit to vote
in Georgia’s Senate Runoffs
Check the key steps and dates for absentee voting, early voting, and more.Make Your Plan to Vote
Volunteer for the Georgia Runoffs
You don’t have to live in Georgia to help boost Black voter turnout in the Georgia Senate runoffs. We welcome both out-of-state volunteers and Georgians to sign up.
Text Your Neighbors
Contact 10 infrequent voters in your community from a list that we’ll send you.Select
Call Voters in Georgia
Use our simple online phone banking tool that connects you with potential voters.Select
Legal Protection for Voters
Have legal expertise? Help us protect voter’s’ rights. Work with our Election Protection hotline.Select
Protect Our People at the Polls
Help voters feel safe on Election Day. We’ll provide training.Select
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Candidates on the ballot
Please look up the following candidates to find out where they stand on the issues that affect your community.
US Senate Seat 1
US Senate Seat 2
Georgia Public Service Commission District 4
Lauren McDonald Jr
A State of Emergency.
- Coronavirus hospitalizations are rising in Georgia.
- COVID-19 has hit Black communities with the highest death rates.
- According to a recent poll, a majority of Black Americans believe that elected officials have failed us.
We need elected officials who take COVID-19—and its cost to Black communities—seriously.
It is not enough to vote in this election cycle. We must organize Black voters together.
- What is the time commitment for volunteers?
You can choose based on your availability. We’re counting on you to contact as many of the people on your list as you can. We want the voters on your list to get reminders from you to vote, which will help ensure people in our communities vote and that our voices are heard in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election on January 5, 2021.
- Is it safe to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic?
Yes, you can call and text the people on your personalized list of voters from the comfort of your home.
- Why was I asked to volunteer for this program?
We reached out to people who vote regularly and/or who take active roles in their communities. We believe that you can help increase Black voter turnout in the upcoming runoff election for U.S. Senate in Georgia.
- How did you choose the people on my list?
We looked at Georgia’s publicly available voter file and selected Black voters from our communities who are registered to vote, but vote less often, and can benefit from reminders to vote and conversations about the importance of voting.
- Why should I talk about voting with people I don’t know?
We want everybody in our community to participate in the election, and we need your help reminding and encouraging people to vote. You will have a lot in common with the voters on your list, including the hope for a better future, for equal economic opportunity, and for a society without racial discrimination.
- What should I say?
We’ve included an example of a text and phone script for you to start with, but feel free to add to it, change it, or say what you want to say. If you contact the voters on your list more than once, your impact may be greater. Your last contact should be in the three days leading up to or on January 5, 2021.
- What if I do not identify as Black or some of the people on my list do not identify as Black?
Our method of selecting potential volunteers, and people who are registered to vote but vote less often, casts a wide net and will include some individuals who do not identify as Black. While this program is focused on increasing Black voter turnout, it’s an inclusive program, and we’re inviting all volunteers who receive this letter to participate and to contact all of the names on their lists.
- Where can I go for more information?