Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, is facing appointed incumbent Kelly Loeffler in a special election; Warnock and Loeffler emerged from a multi-candidate messy primary. He believes in working toward a clean economy that will create jobs, reduce pollution, and produce a world that our children can inherit.
Reverend Warnock has focused on the work of environmental justice throughout his time at Ebenezer Baptist Church, helping organize and lead a public interfaith mass meeting on climate change with the Reverend William Barber II and Vice President Al Gore. He is committed to fighting climate change and environmental racism in the U.S. Senate.
Climate hawks voted by an overwhelming majority to endorse in the Georgia Runoffs. If Democrats win both seats in the runoff they’d have a 50-50 split in the Senate; with Vice President Kamala Harris as a tie-breaker, they’d have a theoretical bare majority. If Republicans hold both seats, they’d have a 52-48 majority and would block any substantive climate legislation. This is a race we can't afford to lose, so we're jumping in.
In this race, both Democrats will be very well funded, as will their Republican opponents. So we’re doing something different: we’re partnering with the New Georgia Project Action Fund to turn out voters often overlooked by campaigns. Founded by Stacey Abrams, the New Georgia Project played a critical role in the election earlier this month, is uniquely positioned for the January runoffs, and welcomes support from outside Georgia.