Statement by National Action Network (Nan) on GA Senate Runoff Elections

by January 6, 2021

The National Action Network congratulates the people of Georgia and it is the dawn of a new day if we continue to galvanize around civil rights. We have seen record turnout for a runoff election, demonstrating the strength of our democracy and Georgians’ determination to use their right to vote to determine their futures. Black voters and other marginalized communities exercised their influence in this election. We are thankful for the allied organizations some who worked with our Atlanta Regional office, and grassroots volunteers for their unprecedented efforts to mobilize voters, defying skepticism again successfully.

“Georgia electing its first Black Senator-elect and first Jewish American Senator-elect in our time is a sign of a new America. We are bringing America back to where we ought to be and moving forward towards change,” said NAN President and Founder, Rev. Al Sharpton

Added Ebonie Riley, NAN Washington, DC Bureau Chief: “We will lean on Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock to work with President-elect Biden to pass meaningful legislation. It is time to move past the 2020 election and come together to deal with challenges that we all face with COVID relief, expand health care access, and deliver racial justice and police accountability.

About National Action Network

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

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