Georgia on my Mind

A classic: In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named the Ray Charles version of “Georgia on My Mind” the 44th greatest song of all time.

OK. We can either listen to this classic… or get active… or both!

Joe Biden continues to pick up votes in Georgia after clinching the presidency.

According to News Staff. Updated November 9, 2020 – 4:55 PM

Vice President-Elect Joe Biden holds a lead of 10,195 votes over President Donald Trump in Georgia as ballots continue to trickle in.

There are insufficient outstanding votes to overturn these results and a recount is unlikely to do so either.

All eyes are now on Georgia as the state prepares for two crucial Senate races that could determine the balance of power in Washington.

Kelly Loeffler is slated for a runoff with Raphael Warnock and David Perdue will face Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff on January 5.

Below is information included in today’s Hubbell newsletter about ways to work for the democratic candidates in the senate runoff elections in Georgia in January.  

The Georgia Senate Races.         Per an interview with Stacy Abrams, you can contribute to Fair Fight, where you can split your contribution with Jon Ossoff, Rev. Raphael Warnock, and Fair Fight (to help with voter protection efforts). You can also sign up for phonebanking opportunities at Fair Fight. If you live in Georgia, you can request an absentee ballot here: “Georgia Absentee Voters / January 5, 2021 Runoff.”  If you would like to help turnout by calling voters in Georgia, see SwingLeft / Georgia. If you are a postcard writer, check out Flip the West / Postcards to Georgia Voters for U.S. Senate Runoff Race!   Both Ossoff and Warnock’s campaigns have volunteer opportunities outside of phone banking, including hosting a grassroots fundraiser and attending virtual events: Jon Ossoff for U.S. Senate and Rev. Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate.   

Added on Nov 13th:

1. Make sure everyone who voted for Ossoff & Warnock on 11/3 is aware of the runoff elections. Canvass, phone, text bank and/or write letters

Volunteer for Jon Ossoff:

Volunteer for Raphael Warnock:

Phone bank for both Ossoff & Warnock:…/phone-bank-for…/all/

Write letters for both Ossoff & Warnock: 

2. Register as many new voters as possible in the next few weeks. Donate to the following groups working to register voters in Georgia. Let’s make sure these community groups have the resources they need to do everything possible to GOTV. Time is of the essence. Georgians who were not registered to vote in the 2020 Election can still register by 12/7 to vote in the Runoff Election  

Org started by Stacy Abrams:

Dates and Deadlines:

  • Nov. 18 – Absentee ballots begin going out
  • Dec. 7 – Deadline to register
  • Dec. 14 – Early in-person voting begins
  • Jan. 5 – Election Runoff
  • For Georgians: If you turn 18 by January 5, 2021, you are eligible to register now and vote on Election Day, Jan. 5th.

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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2 Responses to Georgia on my Mind

  1. Tina Jacobowitz says:

    Subject: Re: [psa-pd-news] How to Support Georgia Senate Races – Alternative suggestions worth reading C3 and C4 organizations included

    This info is from a friend of a friend so I really can’t provide more information. But I think it’s pretty clear as to what she recommends we do to support Ossoff and Warnock.

    Here’s a link to Stacey Abrams’ organization, Fair Fight.

    In the analysis of the election results one thing that jumps out is that the candidate with the most money will not necessarily win. Of course we all knew this already, but this election made it clearer. Amy McGrath was never going to beat Mitch McConnell and Jamie Harrison didn’t have much of a chance either. Not that we should not give money to individual candidates, we should and both Warnock and Ossoff need support, only that giving directly to candidates may not always be the best way to lend support financially.

    I also want to say, only because I think this is important and we need to address it in the next four years, the RUSSIANS INTERFERED WITH THIS ELECTION. We do not know how many people they motivated to vote, or exactly how and what they did, but we KNOW, because Robert Mueller told us in no uncertain terms, that they started before 2016 and they never stopped. I think we need to keep this in mind because it makes a difference.

    FOR NOW THE EMPHASIS FOR THE RUNOFF ELECTION IS TO GET OUT THE VOTE. Who turns up on January 5 will make all the difference. I will post volunteer opportunities as they arise, postcard writing, phone banking, etc., but here are some organizations worth supporting. These are not the big ones, like Fair Fight – which is doing great work but has no shortage of contributions. These are smaller groups.

    First rec: Block Power Home – BlockPower

    Second rec: Voter Participation Center Home / My Voter Info – How to Vote in My State – Voter Participation Center

    Block Power has a c3 and a c4. They prefer donations to the c4 but either is great. Both above are for getting out the vote. Block Power uses relational organizing in the black community. It’s pretty new and I think they said all the folks running it are volunteers but they use the money to hire “ambassadors” to invite their friends and relatives to vote…and those people can become ambassadors too. So you are pumping money back into the community and maybe activating them too, to get more tuned into politics.

    Either the c3 or c4, one of them is connected to Stacey’s New Georgia Project now.

    Other info I received that may be useful: is getting their list ready and should have them out in a few days. They are working to link both elections. Letting Georgians know they have the power to fire Mitch McConnell if, and only if, they flip both seats is a very powerful message, in an extremely energized state. Thank you Stacey Abrams!

    They wrote over 1 million postcards for Ossoff before November 3. They focused on that race since the Warnock race was known to be headed for a runoff even before Election Day. There were 3 candidates and it was clear that none would get the required 50% of the vote. They are actually hoping to send a postcard to every registered Democrat in Georgia!

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