One year ago today, Georgia voters shocked the nation and made history by electing Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate, flipping both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats and securing the Democratic Senate majority. The January 5, 2021 runoff elections marked the first two Democratic wins in a federal statewide runoff election in Georgia’s history.
Since then, Senators Ossoff and Rev. Warnock and the Senate Democratic majority have helped President Joe Biden deliver historic results for Georgians, including:
Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement in celebration of the anniversary:
“It is no exaggeration to say that Georgia voters permanently changed the trajectory of this country one year ago today. None of the progress our country has made in the past year – the major economic boost in the American Rescue Plan, life-changing middle class tax cuts in the expanded Child Tax Credit program, or critical infrastructure upgrades we’re set to see under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – would have been possible without Georgia voters turning out in record numbers to flip the Senate blue by electing Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock.
“From passing historic legislation to spearheading the fight for voting rights in the Senate, Senators Ossoff and Rev. Warnock have done Georgians proud over the past year. As the Senate continues working on critical legislation to help Georgians thrive and protect our fundamental rights, Georgia Democrats are more fired up than ever to re-elect Senator Reverend Warnock in 2022 and defend our Senate majority.”
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