Trump nominated Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services, which vacated a seat in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The district is Republican, but Trump’s lead was only 1.5 percent against Clinton in 2016, shrunk down from a 23.3 percent Dem loss in 2012. This signals a shift to the left. Enter Jon Ossoff, a progressive Democrat who wants to “make Trump furious.” Sign us up!
We know it ain’t gonna be easy as peach pie. Here’s how it works. On April 18th, eighteen candidates (Republicans, Democrats and Independents) will appear on a single ballot. 11 of those candidates are Republicans. If no candidate gets more than fifty percent of the vote (which is highly unlikely) then there will be a runoff of the top two in June.
But Ossoff has a shot--he has already raised an unprecedented amount of money and gotten the endorsements of key Democrats including Congressman Lewis.
This week all-of-us must spend 10 minutes to keep Georgia on our minds and support Ossoff.
1. Visit https://electjon.com/ to learn more about where Ossoff stands on the issues.
2. Donate to his campaign at this link. It could be as little as $5 - every dollar counts.
3. Share this resource on registering to vote with your Democratic friends in Georgia. Spread the word among millennials--we need them to turn out for this one.