Warnock and Ossoff are rejecting corporate PAC money and fighting to protect the right to vote
Ossoff is challenging Sen. David Perdue, who works for his corporate donors and has cashed in over $1.8 million in corporate PAC checks over his career
Warnock is running against Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Big Money 20 incumbent who bought one of Georgia’s Senate seats and faces a competitive primary
End Citizens United (ECU) and Let America Vote (LAV) today endorsed Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Ossoff is running to unseat incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue in the general election, and Warnock is challenging recently appointed Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler in Georgia’s special election.
Both Warnock and Ossoff are rejecting corporate PAC money. Warnock is a prominent voting rights activist and served as Chair of The New Georgia Project, an organization founded by Stacey Abrams to register people of color to vote. Ossoff is an investigative journalist and media executive whose business produces hard-hitting, award-winning investigations of political corruption and war crimes.
“Big money is drowning out Georgians’ voices in Washington and politicians are manipulating voting laws to prevent everyday people from having a say in their democracy. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are fighting to change that,” said ECU and LAV President Tiffany Muller. “Unlike Senators Perdue and Loeffler, Ossoff and Warnock will fight the corrupt system in Washington and be accountable to Georgians. David Perdue has taken over $1.8 million from corporate PACs and Kelly Loeffler bought her seat by pledging to spend $20 million of her own fortune. ECU and LAV are proud to endorse Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, and we look forward to helping them win.”
“Political corruption threatens our republic,” said Jon Ossoff. “Our broken campaign finance system means too many politicians do the bidding of powerful lobbies and trade groups instead of serving the people. That’s why my Senate campaign is refusing contributions from corporate PACs.”
“Growing up in Savannah and as the Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, I have dedicated my career to serving people and fighting for the soul of America,” said Rev. Raphael Warnock. “For too long, conversations in corporate boardrooms and Washington’s backrooms have led to policies harmful to Georgia’s families. I’m thankful for the support of End Citizens United and Let America Vote, and together we’ll work to root out corruption and get our leaders back to working for the people.
After Senator Johnny Isakson’s retirement announcement, Senator Kelly Loeffler bought one of Georgia’s Senate seats after promising to spend $20 million of her own fortune for her reelection bid. Senator David Perdue has been in the pocket of corporate special interests his entire career, having taken over $1.8 million from corporate PACs and rewarding his corporate donors by voting to cut corporate taxes, protect Big Pharma’s profits, and give big banks more power.
A bipartisan poll shows that a majority of voters see corruption in the political system as the most serious problem facing the country, especially among independents. The poll also finds that unlimited, undisclosed political contributions and the influence of big money in politics are seen as major problems.
ECU and LAV recently merged to combat the two biggest challenges facing our democracy: Big Money and voter suppression. ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so that the government works for all Americans. LAV is building a grassroots effort to fight back against voter suppression and protect every American’s right to vote.
ECU and LAV will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. ECU has more than four million members nationwide, including 75,100 in Georgia, and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14. In 2018, over 1,000 LAV grassroots volunteers knocked on over 340,000 doors, made 112,000 calls, and sent 341,000 texts to help elect 100 pro-democracy leaders. Title and affiliation of Ebenezer Baptist Church are provided for identification purposes only.