Hi <<First Name>>,
Once again, thank you for all of the work you put in to help elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States and Kamala Harris as our next Vice President. Biden/Harris have secured the popular vote victory and will likely end up with around 306 electoral votes. A resounding victory. Congratulations to all!
Now we need to consider what Biden's victory means for the future, especially in the context of a Congress where Democrats lost more ground than they gained.
House Democrats are likely going to have a slimmer majority than they did the past two years. And the Senate, which many of us thought would flip to Democratic control, hangs on the outcome of the Alaska race and runoffs in Georgia. Without control of the Senate, the full opportunity to correct the damage of the Trump years will be paused.
I've heard from many of you celebrating Biden's victory over Trump. I've also heard from many of you that leaving the Senate in Mitch McConnell's hands is difficult to take. Many of us, me included, felt Election Day was supposed to be a mark of finality -- the point where we start to right the wrongs of the past four years. Rather, we're confronted with fighting some of the same fights we have been for four years.
But on the flip side, if there is work to be done, that means the end of our story is not yet written and we can still make a positive difference. We still have a realistic chance to take the Senate. If Biden can win in Georgia, then so can Democratic Senate candidates. But only if we get in to do the work.
So, if you want to celebrate longer or you need to work through some things, take the space you need. And when you're ready, please come back to do the work. We need you!
For those ready to jump in, the Georgia Senate runoff races will be held on Jan. 5, 2021. We are still working on spinning up phone and text banks to engage in that effort. For now, check out the sites for Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock
and Jon Ossoff
. You can also consider donating and volunteering with Fair Fight
, New Georgia Project
, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
, Black Voters Matter
and Reclaim Our Vote
We will have more actions as we move forward. Until then, all best,