Black Georgia voters’ high turnout helped solidify a historic win, organizers say
Voting rights activists claim that massive registration of and turnout among African-American voters, which make up about a third of Georgia’s electorate, helped propel Rev. Raphael Warnock to his victory over Senator Kelly Loeffler. Exit polls reveal that 93% of Georgia’s African-American voters supported both Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Early voting and grassroots organizing played a key role in the high voter turnout.
Pictured: Georgia-based voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams meeting with young people at the Kennedy Institute, December 2019.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.