For Immediate Release
September 15, 2022
CONTACT: Valeria Ojeda-Avitia, [email protected]
ATLANTA, GA – Just days after a Quinnipiac University poll found that the Georgia Governor’s race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp is now a dead heat, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution released a new poll this morning confirming that Abrams remains within striking distance just 50 days before Election Day.
“Georgia organizations are seeing momentum where others aren’t and we’re doubling down on our field efforts–the same field efforts that led to winning Georgia and delivering a federal trifecta,” said Hillary Holley, Executive Director of Care in Action, which is leading the effort to drive women of color to the polls in Georgia. “At this time in 2020, AJC polls had Biden, Ossoff, and Warnock all trailing, but we didn’t stop then. When we saw those polls in the fall of 2020, we doubled down. And just like then, we’re doing it again now by prioritizing the voters who need to hear from us most: rural Black voters, Latinx voters, and AAPI voters. And that takes resources. Now is the time to invest in voter outreach efforts where we are talking to every voter in every region of the state. Let’s prove the nation wrong, again.”
“The domestic worker movement reached Georgia voters 5.8 million times over the last seven weeks of the 2020 election. Over the next seven weeks, we’re going to be knocking on doors, phone banking, texting friends and family, and doing everything we can to give Stacey Abrams the votes she needs. Every single poll has shown that Stacey Abrams can win this election, and with women of color in her corner, that’s exactly what she’s going to do.”
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.
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