Democracy for America endorses Jon Ossoff in GA Senate run-off
Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsement of Jon Ossoff ahead of a run-off election in Georgia that could determine control of the U.S Senate.
Democracy for America was an early supporter of Rev. Raphael Warnock, who earned a spot on Tuesday in the run-off for the special election for Georgia’s other U.S. Senate seat.
Statement from DFA Chair Charles Chamberlain on the grassroots group’s endorsements of Ossoff for U.S. Senate:
“With control of the United States Senate on the line, Democracy for America is all-in on the fight to ensure Jon Ossof defeats right-wing extremist Sen. David Purdue in the January 5th run-off election.
“After delivering an historic victory in the presidential contest, it’s more clear than ever before that Georgia is turning blue. Victories for Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in their respective Senate run-offs would not only underscore the political revolution that has taken place in Georgia this year, it could save President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda from the brickwall of obstruction that Mitch McConnell is hoping to construct in the United States Senate.
“With so much riding on this vote, Democracy for America members in Georgia and across the country are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win big in January. We urge Senate Democratic leaders to do the same, learn lessons from what did and didn’t work, and focus their considerable resources on the Black and brown communities and grassroots organizers who made the history-making Biden-Harris win possible.
“With these special elections, Democrats have a second chance to retake control of the U.S. Senate and, while we know it won’t be easy, we know that historic, conventional wisdom defying victories are possible in Georgia. We’re ready to fight like hell to send Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate and we hope every part of the Democratic Party will join us.” -- Charles Chamberlain, Chair, Democracy for America
DFA has 30,244 members in Georgia and more than one million members nationwide.