AAMA Applaud Election of Georgia’s First Black and Jewish Senators

Published on January 07, 2021

(Washington, D.C.) — Yesterday, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were declared the winners of the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff races.

Mayor McKinley Price, DDS (Newport News, VA) -- president of the African American Mayors Association -- issued the following response.

“This is a pivotal moment for our country. Senator-elect Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s first Black senator, and Senator-elect Jon Ossoff, the state’s first Jewish Senator, will provide the diverse perspective our country needs to move from divisiveness to unity.  

“Both have promised to fight for more COVID-19 relief, support civil rights legislation, and bolster small businesses. These are crucial priorities in the months and years ahead. Most importantly, they are committed to working with leaders from both sides of the aisle to create the transformative change our nation needs. 

“We are inspired by the turnout in the runoff elections. Communities of color across the state turned out in droves, defying all expectations. This historic participation is a bright light for democracy and offers hope during this time of national distress.”

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