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Wed, Oct 7 – Winning Wednesday on the Web
October 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This week, we’re going down to Georgia to support US Senate candidate Jon Ossoff, and US House candidate Lucy McBath. Georgia’s in play—but it needs our help! Two Senate seats are up, with one rated as having good potential for Ossoff to win.
In 2018, when gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made a strong showing, gun control advocate Lucy McBath flipped a traditionally red Congressional seat and we’re keen to support her again this year. Vice President Biden continues to make inroads against Trump. Is this the year Georgia turns Blue? Let’s make it so, as its 16 electoral votes are significant.
There are challenges. Massive voter suppression in Georgia in 2018 is now creating worries particularly among Black voters that their votes won’t be counted. The GOP has a history of closing polls in Democratic areas and purging voter rolls. What’s more, parts of GA are experiencing heavy health and economic consequences of COVID-19. Reaching low-income, low-propensity voters is difficult but important, and WNDC is teaming up particularly with Reclaim Our Vote to inform and mobilize these communities.