Week in Review 11-20-2020
We are not done with the 2020 election. We defeated Donald Trump. But now we must defeat Georgia GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue on January 5.
Loeffler embraces dangerous views that are not aligned with our Jewish values. She supports QAnon, a wide-reaching conspiracy theory popular among a range of right-wing extremists. Experts have described the group as an "old form of Antisemitism in a new package."
Loeffler has called QAnon supporter Rep.-Elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) a "much needed voice" in Washington. Greene in turn has said, "What impressed me with Kelly is I found out that she believes a lot of the same things that I believe."
Purdue has spent his Senate career blocking women from access to abortion care. He believes that "we should promote a culture that values life and protects the innocent, especially the unborn." We need to defeat Loeffler and Purdue because of their radical, conservative views. Also, by electing Ossoff and Warnock we can tip the balance of power in the Senate for Joe Biden.
Biden will step into the White House with a sweeping agenda to get this country back on its feet. But to be successful, he will need a Democratic Senate. If the GOP is left in charge, then they will continue to do everything in their power to sabotage Biden - even if it hurts the American people.
These races offer unique challenges for voter turnout. Shortly after New Years Day, in the middle of a pandemic, and without a presidential race, voter turnout will be especially challenging.
Georgia's runoff law was created in the 1960s as a way to preserve white political power in a majority-white state and diminish the influence of Black politicians who could more easily win in a multi-candidate race with a plurality of the vote.
The outcome of these races can impact COVID relief plans, the economy, and judicial confirmations. These two elections will have significant consequences.
Listed below are ways you can get involved and make sure that we elect Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, who will be principled leaders in the Senate.
Source: New York Times