Skip to comments.Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race
Posted on 12/02/2022 1:55:43 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day.
“It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said Kendra Cotton, CEO of New Georgia Project — founded by Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who lost her second campaign to become the state’s governor last month. The project’s goal was to raise $1 million to inform voters about the runoff, help them find out where and how to vote through phone banking and text banking, as well as voter protection at the polls. As of Monday, they have raised $797,000.
Grassroots groups have missed the mark in educating donors, Cotton said, explaining that she’ll hear from even high dollar donors that they don’t need to donate to her group because they’ve already given to Abrams or to Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock, who will take on Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the runoff.
Many don’t understand, she said, that their political donations do not trickle down and that grassroots nonprofits cannot work with campaigns or advocate for candidates.
However, the group believes their efforts are essential, especially in this case. Many voters don’t know there is a runoff and are confused about whether they are eligible to vote in it, Cotton said. Canvassers will say, “‘Yes, ma’am or yes sir, you might have already voted on November 8th, but there is another election on December 6th,’ and they’re like, ‘What the hell? Between who?’” Cotton said.
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There, fixed it.
One person who gets people to the polls does more for their cause than 1000 people posting rants, ‘truth’ or eloquent diatribes.
This is how the game is played.
They don’t even know who is running but they really need to vote?!? We all know exactly what this is. It’s Democrat controlled organizations trying to pump up Democrat votes. It has nothing to do with “educating voters” beyond that.
I am not in favor of practically begging people to vote. I you’re so disinterested in keeping up with elections I’d really rather you not vote at all. However the democrats love to harvest votes and it’s time for the conservatives to play that game or run the risk of losing everything.
To clarify, by “vote harvesting” I mean doing whatever it takes to get votes of of people who otherwise might not vote.
All they have to do is put ink in the printers
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