GA Faith Leaders Call on Georgians of Faith to Vote in January Election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2020
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GA Faith Leaders Call on Georgians of Faith to Vote in
Atlanta, Ga. — On Monday, December 14th, faith leaders from across Georgia came together on the first day of early voting. After a weekend of mobilizing people of faith to vote in the January election, Faith in Public Life and Fair Count called on people of faith throughout the state to vote as soon as possible. Leaders from Augusta, Albany, Atlanta and Savannah spoke on their efforts to get out the vote and make sure that the faith community makes their voices heard.
“Through this partnership we were able to make sure that faith communities are reaching out to their parishioners,” said Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, Vice President of Fair Count. “We want to make sure everyone’s voice is heard.”
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Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, Vice President, Fair Count Inc.:
“We just came off our Weekend of Action in partnership with Faith in Public Life. We were able to get sermons and messages from imams and rabbis and pastors from around Georgia. We were able to put these sermons and messages on our social media pages reaching hundreds and hundreds of people. We had volunteers that came out over the weekend and sent over 75,000 texts to registered voters in GA. They made over 20,000 phone calls to registered voters in the state.”
Min. Shavonne Williams, Organizing Ambassador, Faith in Public Life (Augusta):
“Casting your ballot is the moral imperative that everyone has to ensure that we have a fair and representative democracy…so I’m asking all Georgians across the state to get out and vote now.”
Rev. Guillermo Arboleda,Rector, St. Matthews Episcopal Church (Savannah):
“As early voting begins today in Georgia, I implore Georgians of faith (and those with no faith at all) to trust and engage in the voting process. There is too much at stake for us to fall prey to fear-mongering and cynicism. Instead, let us take action to exercise our right to vote.”
Faith in Public Life is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality and the common good. Together, we are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level. Our network of 50,000 leaders engage in bold moral action that affirms our values and the human dignity of all.
Founded in 2019 by Stacey Abrams and anchored in Georgia, Fair Count works to build long-term power in communities that have been historically undercounted in the decennial census, underrepresented at the polls, and whose communities are often torn apart in redistricting.