This November 6th, the Blue Wave is crashing into Georgia. These amazing organizations have been so supportive and wonderful to both me and the campaign. Together, we can fulfill the promise of our amazing country and make our state a more inclusive, just and equitable place to live while keeping it an incredible place to do business!
EMILY's List wins elections. Since their founding, they have helped elect over 100 pro-choice Democratic women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 to governors' seats, and hundreds of women to state and local office. The largest national resource for women in politics, EMILY’s List was created by Ellen R. Malcolm in 1985 to fund campaigns for pro-choice Democratic women, and strategically torch-light the balance of power in our government. The name “EMILY's List” was an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it makes the dough rise). The saying is a reference to a convention of political fundraising that receiving major donations early in a race is helpful in attracting other, later donors.
Run for Something will help recruit and support young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future — the folks they support now could be possible members of the House, Senate, and maybe even President one day. They aim to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to trainings needed to be successful.
The Georgia AFL-CIO is a democratically elected body dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. They mobilize their members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and they strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people — regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.
Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and their allies throughout the state. Carving out a bi-partisan fair majority in the state legislature and on local councils and commissions requires targeting unfair elected officials for defeat in primary and general elections, while supporting those incumbents and challengers who are in the best position to advance pro-active LGBT policies and legislation.
Georgia’s WIN List is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to changing the face of power in Georgia by recruiting, training, supporting, electing, and re-electing Democratic women who will serve as effective advocates for the issues most important to families and women, including the preservation of reproductive freedom. They are dedicated to and focused on changing the face of power in Georgia by electing progressive Democratic women in numbers.
The DLCC recruits, trains, and supports local Democrats running for state legislative office. They give their candidates resources, field support, and the data needed to run smart, winning campaigns. Powered by nearly 150,000 supporters from all 50 states, over 98% of our contributions come from grassroots donors (giving an average of $16), who fuel hundreds of local Democratic candidates across the country.
Only If You Run raises money and donates it to Democratic candidates who are running for Republican-held, tough-but-winnable seats. They do this in some of the most gerrymandered state legislatures, and thus their endorsed candidates are committed to a fair redistricting processes to promote true justice for all.
Planned Parenthood Southesast Advocates
As the organizing, advocacy, and electoral arm of Planned Parenthood Southeast, Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates (PPSEA) engages in electoral activities including voter education and mobilization. We believe elected officials should support policies and programs that help women and their families make responsible choices about the prevention of unintended pregnancies and plan for healthy families. PPSEA works to educate and mobilize the public and elect lawmakers who support these policies.
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. What makes the Sierra Club unique is that we have the grassroots power to win with 3.5 million members and supporters, 64 Chapters, and over 400 groups. Their successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, they've made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.