Received this e-mail last night from U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D. NJ) in support of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign:
My friend and ally in this critical fight for justice, Sen.RaphaelWarnock, is up for reelection next year – and right now, he needs our urgent help to defend his Democratic seat in Georgia. Let me explain.
Just three short years ago,Raphaelinvited me to speak at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he is the senior pastor and preaches from the same pulpit as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was an outstanding public servant back then – and he is now.Raphaelis Georgia’s first Black senator in history – theonlyother Black Democrat in the Senate besides myself – and his runoff win helped us take back the majority and usher in a new era of moral leadership. Our country needs more people like him in Washington.
But there’s a big problem:SenateRepublicans need to flip only one seat to retake control for Mitch McConnell, andRaphaelis a TOPtarget for defeat. With the GOP gearing up to spend millions to defeat his people-powered campaign, he needs your immediate grassroots support to fight back. That’s why I’m personally asking, Sam:
Believe me, elections matter. Thanks toRaphael‘s leadership and our narrow Senate majority, we just passed the American Rescue Plan and provided crucial pandemic relief to struggling families. We’ve put forward a sweeping voting rights bill to protect our democracy. And we’re turning the page on the cruelty and shortsightedness of the last four years.
But there’s still so much left to do – from protecting our voting rights to fully But experts atThe New York Times confirm thatRaphaelis the most vulnerable Senate Democrat incumbent up for reelection – and the only way he can fight back against GOP attacks and defend his seat is with a massive wave of grassroots support. If we lose in Georgia, we could lose our Senate majority – so please:
Sometimes people in Washington get it plain wrong!
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