For Immediate Release
September 15, 2022
CONTACT: Valeria Ojeda-Avitia, [email protected]
ATLANTA, GA – A new poll shows Stacey Abrams leading by 1%, further confirming that the Georgia gubernatorial race is not just close but winnable. This comes at a time when organizations like Care in Action are investing volunteers, time, and money into grassroots voter contact to ensure voters get out and elect Democratic care champions like Abrams up and down the ballot.
“Now is the time to double down and invest in Georgia because we can win this race,” said Hillary Holley, Executive Director of Care in Action. “We have been mobilizing our growing movement to elect candidates like Stacey Abrams, and we know that voters of color are key to winning this race. Care in Action plans to make over 3,000,000 calls and knock on over 40,000 doors this year. We will talk with nearly 400,000 women of color voters–specifically rural Black, Latinx, and AAPI women–about when, where, and how to vote. We won critical Senate races in 2020 thanks to our mobilization on the ground, and prioritizing voters of colors on the doors and phones is how we will win again.”
Women and voters of color will make all of the difference this fall. A higher number of women and voters of color are requesting mail-in ballots. So far this year, more than 44,000 Black Georgians have requested mail-in ballots, four times as many requests as in 2018, when Georgia had the closest governor’s race since 1966.
“Georgia’s 41,000 home care workers and those they care for need elected officials to fight for them,” said Care in Action Georgia State Director Jasmine Bowles. “As the policy and advocacy home for the 2.5 million domestic workers in the United States, our organization builds political power for domestic workers and women of color. During the 2020 election, Care in Action made 17 million voter contact attempts across seven states, 2.65 million of which were in Georgia alone. Every organization that can contact voters in Georgia must do it now so we can make Stacey Abrams our Governor and keep Raphael Warnock in his position as our U.S. Senator.”
In 2018, Care in Action Georgia ran one of the largest voter contact programs in the state in an effort to elect Stacey Abrams as governor of Georgia — including over 500,000 door knocks and more than 1.4 million texts sent. In 2020, the domestic worker movement made 27 million attempts to contact voters during primary and general election season, followed by nearly 6 million voter contact attempts during the Georgia Senate runoffs, helping Georgians send Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to Washington and giving Democrats control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in six years.
Care in Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, was founded in 2016 at the request of domestic workers who knew they needed to build political power to advocate for dignity and fairness for this workforce. Care in Action’s work builds on the movement Dorothy Bolden began in the 1960s. Dorothy organized domestic workers on buses in Atlanta and helped start the National Domestic Workers Union of America.
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.
Paid for by Care in Action, Inc., and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.