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Fed up with what has been happening on the ground in Georgia, Amy Siskind has decided she is going to get down here and “do something” about it. On the off-chance she is sincere in her offer to help, Siskind should leverage her national platform and influence to not only support Stacey Abrams in her bid for Governor but invest in grassroots organizing and transformative candidates doing the work.
We have many amazing people running up and down the ballot who need support in the efforts to flip districts all over the state. From Lucy McBath running in the 6th Congressional District against Karen Handel to Joyce Barlow in HD 151 running against a 35-year incumbent in a district including Randolph County which recently made headlines for attempted voter suppression.
Contrary to Siskind’s belief, a lot is happening on the ground here in Georgia. But transformative change isn’t cheap. It takes funding and sponsors to help support the fantastic organizers and volunteers who are building the winning coalition for Election Day and beyond. Voter Rights champion, The New Georgia Project, has teamed up with Working Families Party to maximize opportunity and reach in the upcoming election. The collaborative organizing that is happening here in the state that could certainly use a boost. Feeling generous? Donate today!
Siskind should take Stacey’s lead and de-center herself. Stacey doesn’t make this about her; she centers the entire state and voters. Stacey has taken the time to support the efforts of down-ballot candidates and understands we are stronger when we build in relationship with each other.
Part of the resistance sisterhood and broader resistance family is lending a hand to make all things possible. If Siskind is sincere, here are several candidates who could use a boost!
For the full version of this story, please visit Anoa’s article at PeachPerspective.com.