JON OSSOFF FOR CONGRESS
Right now in Georgia, there’s a special election for Congress where Democrat Jon Ossoff is facing off against a Republican who has spent much of her career trying to disenfranchise people of color from voting. Find your polling place and vote Jon Ossoff on Tuesday, June 20th!
When is the race?
Tuesday, June 20th. Jon Ossoff’s first run resulted in nearly 50% of the vote which led to a runoff. This gives Color Of Change PAC members several weeks to mobilize even more Black voters in Georgia to get to the polls this time around. In this race, Black voters can make the difference and hand Trump a major defeat in the ballot box.
Where do I vote?
Polls are open on Tuesday, June 20th from 7am – 7pm. You can look up your polling place here:
Who is Jon Ossoff?
Jon Ossoff is an Atlanta native, investigative filmmaker, former congressional aide, and Democratic candidate in the 2017 special election to represent Georgia’s 6th congressional district. He was a high school intern in the office of Representative John Lewis, a Democrat who represents a large part of Atlanta, and was a Capitol Hill staffer for Representative Hank Johnson, also from Georgia. He currently works as a documentary filmmaker.
Jon is the CEO of an award-winning company that specializes in hard-hitting anti-corruption investigations for international news organizations. Since 2013, he has led more than 20 investigations of political corruption, organized crime, and armed conflict around the world.
He faces opponent Karen Handel, who has spoken out against Planned Parenthood, supports Trump’s border wall, and supports Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
Why are we supporting his candidacy?
Politicians traditionally have failed to engage Black voters beyond their efforts to convince us to cast our ballots for them. Jon Ossoff is the only candidate that voters can hold accountable to fighting Trump’s agenda on healthcare and the issues that matter to our communities.
Ossoff’s opponent Karen Handel has spent much of her career trying to disenfranchise Black voters to help Republicans win. As Georgia’s Secretary of State, Handel pushed for discriminatory voter ID bill, and spearheaded a massive purge of the state’s voting rolls. The goal of these tactics is always to prevent certain kinds of people from voting. They disproportionately impact Black people, Latinos, the elderly, the poor, and students — all groups that are more likely to vote for Democrats. Karen Handel has been one of the leading political figures in Georgia pushing for measures that block people from voting while serving no other purpose.
How can I help elect Jon Ossoff?
Color Of Change PAC members are making history by working to elect Jon Ossoff and flip a red district BLUE for the first time in decades. We need all the help we can get.