As predicted by AfroAmerica Network, the two Democratic challengers in the Georgia US Senate runoff elections held on January 5, 2021 have won in tight races. Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock beat Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, as confirmed by Associated Press, early on. Later, it was projected that Republican Senator David Perdue was ousted by Democrat Jon Ossoff. In the end, Georgia general and US Senate runoff elections are historic and the results are fundamental in defining the future of the US politics, at least for the next four years. AfroAmerica Network Black Woman of 2018, Stacey Yvonne Abrams, through Fair Fight Action, has played a major role.
As Reverend Raphael Warnock said, he and his brother, Jon Ossof, will bring fresh ideas to the US Capitol Hill. Then, what to expect (see also here AfroAmerica Network: Georgia US Senate Runoff Election Becomes the Focus of the World: Will Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock Make History? )?
Jon Ossof: Young Millenial, Jewish, with A Very Progressist Agenda
John Ossoff, 33, a documentary filmmaker, is a newcomer, energetic, young millennial, and confident whose political agenda is clear: progressist to the core, for civil rights, for racial justice, for police reform, ready to help the poor, supporting rights for women and LGBT and many more.
Raphael Warnock: Pastor, Activist, First Black to Be Elected in Georgia, as Senator
Raphael Warnock, a pastor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. ’s former church, is a Black man who grew up in public housing along with 12 siblings. With his win, he will be the first Black senator elected from Georgia. Like his brother Jon Ossof, Raphael Warnock is for Criminal justice and Police Reform, Addressing Environment and climate change, Government reform and Healthcare and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), support of Small Business and Tax Credits,
Immigration and Abortion and Gay Rights.
Is Georgia finally turning Blue? That is the question.
What is sure, Georgia is no longer red. The efforts by Georgia leaders, especially Stacey Yvonne Abrams, through Fair Fight Action, have changed the landscape. Stacey Yvonne Abrams, AfroAmerica Network Black Woman of 2018 founded Fair Fight Action to address voter suppression. Her efforts, working with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, have led to high turnouts among the people who could not vote due to all kinds of limitations, such as access, transportation, misinformaton. Since then, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the state, and now Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof, democrats, have won U.S. Senate elections.
Despite the increasing controversies, infights within the GOP, legal challenges against the US Presidential elections, COVID-19 pandemic, and potential protests against the two senate elections results, the fact remains: Georgia elections are historic.
@AfroAmerica Network 2021