On the heels of what will be remembered as one of the most consequential national elections of our time, the League of Minority Voters is proud to once again celebrate the incredible mobilization and turnout of minority voters in Georgia’s Senate Runoff Election.
The League of Minority Voters applauds the persistence and resilience of Georgia’s voters and the tireless work of our fellow voting rights advocates in the region. The historic minority participation across the Atlanta metro area is made even more momentous by the elections of Jon Ossoff, the state’s first Jewish Senator, and Rev. Raphael Warnock, the state’s first Black Senator. Both victories demonstrate the power of diverse candidate slates to bring out previously disengaged and disenfranchised voters.
The League of Minority Voters also welcomes the most diverse Republican and Democratic candidates ever elected to the U.S. legislature. Despite the on-going suppression tactics used to reduce minority participation in our democratic process, the 117th Congress will include a record-breaking 21 Republicans and 104 Democrats who are people of color in the House and Senate.