FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2022
CONTACT: Valeria Ojeda-Avitia, [email protected]
ATLANTA – Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that early voting continues to soar in Georgia, and a higher proportion of Black voters cast their ballot compared to the last two election cycles due to Georgia’s grassroots organizations, including Care in Action. We have said this before, and we will repeat it – investing in grassroots organizations that are knocking on doors and calling voters, especially voters of color, will win this election.
“In the first two days of early voting, Black voters are already outpacing the total votes cast in the 2018 midterm election and the 2020 presidential elections, and Black male voters in Georgia have turned out in record-breaking numbers,” says Hillary Holley, Executive Director of Care in Action. “We know that Black voters aren’t deciding between Kemp and Abrams – they’re deciding whether or not to turn out – and based on actual conversations with Black and brown voters, we know they have decided they will vote for both Stacey Abrams and US Senator Warnock.”
Voters are turning out after organizations have spent months talking to voters. This year to date, Care in Action has made over 6 million voter contact attempts across its seven states, including over 1.3 million attempts in Georgia.
Care in Action is the policy and advocacy home for women who care, working on behalf of more than two million domestic workers and care workers across America. Among the fastest-growing sectors in our economy, domestic workers are also among the most vulnerable and undervalued. As a mostly women and majority women of color workforce, this growing constituency consistently and overwhelmingly supports progressive values in American political life. Learn more at www.careinaction.us.